DL News Staff
Nov. 19, 1921-Jan. 27, 2012 Curtis W. Johnson, 90, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, January 27, 2012 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Curtis was born the son of Helmer and Eloise (Houseman) Johnson on November 19, 1921 in Evergreen Township, Becker County. He grew up on the family farm and attended country school, District 53. Curtis graduated from Frazee High School in 1939. He farmed with his parents in Evergreen Township until they moved to California in 1944. Curtis married Dorene Schatschneider on May 1, 1945 in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Evergreen Township.
Michael C. Murray, 59, of Mahnomen, died Sunday, January 29, 2012 in his home. A time of gathering will be held at the Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home in Mahnomen from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2. A private committal service will be held on Friday, Feb. 3. Arrangements were entrusted to the Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home of Mahnomen.
Funeral services will be held for George Mattfeld, 90, of Ottertail, at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3 in Trinity Lutheran Church, New York Mills. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, with a 6:45 p.m. prayer service, at the Karvonen & Son Funeral Home in New York Mills. It will resume for one hour prior to Friday's service at church. George passed away Monday, January 30, 2012 at Perham Living in Perham. Arrangements were entrusted to Karvonen & Son Funeral Home of New York Mills.
George Paul McFarren, Jr., 84, of Park Rapids, died on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at the Heritage Living Center in Park Rapids. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1 at the Cease Family Funeral Home of Park Rapids, with a 7 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the mass, which is set to begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 in the St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, Park Rapids.
Nov. 14, 1927-Jan. 29, 2012 Douglas "Doug" Wayne Faus began his journey in life in Detroit Lakes on November 14, 1927 and passed away quietly at his daughter's home in Moorhead on Sunday morning, January 29, 2012 at the age of 84 with his family by his side. Son of Leslie Faus and Alice (Johnson) Jegtvig, Doug was raised on his grandparent's farm south of Lake Park, along with his uncles, Wallace and Gilbert. His favorite uncle, Wallace, was like a father to him since he never really knew his birth father. Doug met Marlene, his wife of 61 years, in Detroit Lakes.
Aug. 16, 1927-Jan. 28, 2012 Beverly S. Wething, 84, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, January 28, 2012 at Sanford Health in Fargo. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 at the United Methodist Church in Detroit Lakes, with Reverend Brenda North officiating. Interment will be in the United Methodist Memorial Garden. Friends may call between 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3 at the David-Donehower Funeral Home and at the church one hour prior to services on Saturday. Beverly Ruth Wething was born to F. Vere and Blanche (Kenyon) Spears on August 16, 1927 in Anoka County, Minn.
Eldon Lloyd, 71, of Detroit Lakes, died at his home on Thursday, January 26, 2012. Services are pending with the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes.
Oct. 1, 1924-Jan. 24, 2012 Charlotte H. Hendrickson, 87, of Lake Park, died Tuesday, January 24, 2012, in Hawley Senior Living, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley and Hawley Senior Living, with her family by her side. Charlotte Harriet Anderson was born to Oscar and Molly (Olson) Anderson on October 1, 1924, in Eglon Township, where she grew up and attended school until the fourth grade. Her family then moved to Twin Valley, where she attended school until she was a junior. In her younger years, Charlotte worked as a waitress.
James J. Radcliffe, 81, of Vergas, died Friday, January 20, 2012 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Fargo. The memorial service will be held at a later date.
Former Minneapolis resident Carrie Sayers Thompson, 80, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, January 20, 2012 at Essentia Health-Oak Crossing Care Center, Detroit Lakes. Visitation and prayer services were held Sunday, Jan. 22, with the funeral taking place Monday, Jan. 23 at the Minneapolis American Indian Center. A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.