DL News Staff
Feb. 27, 1921-Sept. 3, 2012 Kenneth Jerome Utecht, 91, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, September 3, 2012 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. A mass of Christian burial for Kenneth will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes with Monsignor Timothy McGee officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept.
March 3, 1945-Sept. 1, 2012 Dorothy M. Puetz Bakken, 67, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, with Pastor Jillene Gallitin officiating. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery. Friends may call at the church for one hour prior to services on Friday. Dorothy Marie Bakken was born to John and Sigrud (Hadnefield) Puetz on March 3, 1945 in Detroit Lakes.
April 11, 1935-Sept. 1, 2012 Delores Gottsman, 77, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes. Delores was born to Mikael and Ellen (Barlund) Yliniemi on April 11, 1935 in Toad Lake Township, Becker County, where she was raised. She graduated from Frazee High School. Delores married Donald Gottsman on June 26, 1954 in Dorset. They lived in Park Rapids for a few years, before making their home in Florida.
July 24, 1961-Aug. 30, 2012 Robert J. Landry, 51, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, August 30, 2012 at his residence. Robert was born the son of Ronald and Nancy (Blair) Landry on July 24, 1961 in Virginia, Minn. He was raised and educated in Detroit Lakes, graduating from high school in 1980. Robert also received a degree from University of Minnesota Crookston and the Brown Institute. He worked as a news photographer for the Fox station in Salt Lake City, Utah and for CNN in Los Angeles, Calif.
Robert was born on July 24, 1961, the son of Ronald and Nancy (Blair) Landry in Virginia, Minnesota. He was raised and educated in Detroit Lakes, graduating from high school in 1980. Robert also received a degree from University of Minnesota Crookston and the Brown Institute. He worked as a news photographer for the Fox Station in Salt Lake City, Utah and for CNN in Los Angeles, California.
Leo L. Janu, 76, of rural Frazee, died Friday, August 24, 2012 at his home, with his family by his side and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Visitation took place Monday, Aug. 27, from 5 to 8 p.m., with a 7 p.m. rosary, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Frazee, continuing for one hour prior to Tuesday's services. Funeral services took place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Arrangements were provided by Furey Funeral Home, Frazee.
Jan. 8, 1913-Aug. 26, 2012 Former Ogema resident Edwin W. Metelak, 99, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes, under care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Funeral services for Edwin will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2 in David Donehower Funeral Home, with Monsignor Timothy McGee officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services on Sunday. Interment will be held at St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery, Mahnomen. Edwin William Metelak was born to Adolph and Christine (Chromy) Metelak on January 8, 1913 in rural Brownton, Minn.
July 21, 1925-Aug. 26, 2012 Former Wolverton, Minn., resident Willard "Swede" Dietz, 87, of Otter Tail Lake, passed away Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30 in Faith Lutheran Church, Wolverton, with Rev. Clay Ellingson officiating. Visitation is set from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at the Willow Creek Chapel, 920 3rd Avenue North, Wahpeton, N.D. There will also be visitation at the church on Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m.
Oct. 18, 1926-Aug. 8, 2012 Lois E. Carlson, 85, of rural Pelican Rapid, died on August 8, 2012, at Sanford Health Center, Fargo, with her family by her side. The Memorial Service for Lois will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1 in Zion Lutheran Church on Lake Franklin, Pelican Rapids, with visitation for one hour prior to services. Pastor Dale Pepelnjak and Intern Pastor Sue Johnson will officiate, and burial will take place in the church cemetery. Larson Funeral Home in Pelican Rapids is facilitating arrangements.
Nov. 24, 1927-Aug. 20, 2012 Ellen "Ellie" Lorraine Kjensrud was born at her family's rural Hatton, N.D., home on November 24, 1927. Her parents, Paul and Elida Kjensrud, had seven children, Ellie being the youngest. She attended country school until the eighth grade. According to the custom of the time, she was forbidden to use the only language she knew, Norwegian, at school. After eighth grade, at age 13, Ellie went to live and work on a nearby farm as a housekeeper and mother's helper. Even at this early age she had a tremendous work ethic and sense of responsibility.