DL News Staff
Dec. 10, 1919-Dec. 2, 2012 Former Ponsford and Fertile resident Rev. Gerhart M.F. Becker, 92, of Erskine, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at the Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine. The Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston assisted the family with arrangements. Gerhart was born to George Flindt and Agnes Mueller Becker on December 10, 1919, in Brooklyn, New York. He worked as a drydock hand for Bethlehem Steel Co. in Hoboken, N.J., before joining the United States Marine Corps.
Nov. 29. 1987-Nov. 30, 2012 Shelby Elliot Somerville, 25, of Lake Park passed away in Sanford Health, Fargo, after being struck in a pedestrian-vehicle accident on Friday, November 30, 2012, moments after his 25th birthday. Shelby was born during the first snowfall on November 29, 1987, to Jeffrey Somerville and Kimberly Holloway-Somerville, in St. Mary's Hospital, Minneapolis. He grew up in Lake Park and attended school at Lake Park-Audubon. To say that Shelby had a charismatic and outgoing personality would be an enormous understatement.
William Cisco, 79, of Bejou, died Sunday, December 2, 2012 at Oak Crossing Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. A memorial service is set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5 at Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home, Mahnomen, which has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Nov. 15, 1946-Nov. 30, 2012 Margaret A. Lepard, 66, Detroit Lakes, died Friday, November 30, 2012 at her son's home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. A private family service will be held. Margaret Ann Lepard was born to David and Martha (Beaumar) Henderson on November 15, 1946 in Mine Hill, N.J. She was raised and educated in Mine Hill. Margaret was united in marriage to Harry J. Sperry in New Jersey. They later divorced. She moved to Fargo in 1973 and to Detroit Lakes in 1974. She was united in marriage to Francis Lepard November 27, 1976 in Detroit Lakes.
Jan. 28, 1924-Nov. 27, 2012 Ethel L. Arford, 88, of Holdrege, Nebraska, passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Holdrege Memorial Homes. There will be no visitation; the family is honoring her wish for cremation. Private family services will be held at a later date. Ethel Lucille Arford was born January 28, 1924 in Becker County, near Westbury, the second of five children born to Albert and Elizabeth (Riebhoff) Moe. She was baptized into the Lutheran faith and confirmed at the Richwood Lutheran Church in 1937.
Aug. 29, 1944-Nov. 30, 2012 Morris M. Foltz, 68, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, November 30, 2012 at Essentia Health-Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Morris Myron Foltz was born to Joseph and Marie (Veik) Foltz on August 29, 1944 in Humphrey, Neb. The family moved to rural Frazee when Morris was five years old. He attended country school in Evergreen Township. Morris helped on the family farm and also worked many years at the Swift Turkey Plant in Detroit Lakes. In 1973 he was united in marriage to Rita Molacek in Detroit Lakes.
Francis Clark, 76, of Waubun, died Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at Essentia Health in Fargo. A memorial service is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 in the White Earth Assembly of God Church, White Earth. A second memorial service will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 in the Redby Community Center, Redby, Minn. Inurnment will be in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home of Mahnomen.
June 7, 1935-Nov. 21, 2012 Former Frazee resident Patricia Lucy Teiken, 77, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at David-Donehower Funeral Home. Visitation continues one hour prior to Monday's services at the church. A mass of Christian burial is at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26 in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with Monsignor Timothy McGee officiating.
June 26, 1929-Nov. 3, 2012 Richard A. Johnson, 83, of Reno, Nevada, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 after a brief illness. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27 in Holy Rosary Church, Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour before the service. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Richard was born the son of Alfred and Esther (Bovy) Johnson on June 26, 1929 in Detroit Lakes. He graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1947 and attended St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn.
Sept. 18, 1911-Nov. 18, 2012 Arnold K. Abel, 101, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, November 18, 2012 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at David-Donehower Funeral Home, with Reverend Dale Robins, officiating. Friends may call for one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery, rural Detroit Lakes. Arnold Karl Abel was born to Ernst and Mary (Borchers) Abel on September 18, 1911 near Streeter, N.D. He was united in marriage to Viola Roeder December 19, 1938 in Grand Forks, N.D.