DL News Staff
Jan. 28, 1926-April 13, 2012 William F.K."Bill" Haspel, 86, of Audubon, passed away Friday, April 13, 2012 at his home. Bill was born the son of William A. and Phyllis (Harding) Haspel on January 28, 1926 in Camrose, Alberta, Canada. His family had left Detroit Lakes to homestead in Canada about 1900, and at the age of 13, Bill returned with his family to the Detroit Lakes area. He was educated at District 57 in rural Rochert. Bill was united in marriage to Dorothy Totland on November 8, 1950 in Detroit Lakes.
Oct. 25, 1924-April 12, 2012 Former Detroit Lakes and Barnesville resident Donald E. "Don" Mulcahy, 87, of Yukon, Okla., died Thursday, April 12, 2012 at Essentia Health in Fargo. Don was born the son of Edward and Dora (Nicklay) Mulcahy on October 25, 1924 in Barnesville, on the old Seiber farm. He started school at District 65 and graduated from Assumption Catholic School. He lived on the Johnny Nicklay farm until 1961. Don then moved to Detroit Lakes to the 2x4 Ranch, where he trained and cared for horses.
Aug. 18, 1948-April 13, 2012 Ernest M. Olson Jr., 63, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, April 13, 2012 at the Golden Manor, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Ernest was born the son of Ernest and Audrey (Craft) Olson, Sr., on August 18, 1948 in Perham. He was raised and educated in Detroit Lakes. Ernest was united in marriage to Roberta Westlund on January 12, 1974 at Lake Park. He was a self-employed truck driver for over 30 years. Ernest enjoyed fishing, boating and bonfires.
Joanne "Joey" (LaFriniere) Simonson, 66, of Gary, Minn., died Thursday, April 12, 2012 at Sanford Health in Fargo. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service, at the Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home in Mahnomen. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 at the Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home. Arrangements were entrusted to the Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home in Mahnomen.
May 24, 1936-April 11, 2012 Former Waubun resident Albin L. "Albie" Scherping, 75, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at his home. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes, with Monsignor Timothy McGee officiating. Interment will be in St. Ann's Cemetery, Waubun. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 16 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes. There will be a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Parish Vigil at 7 p.m. in the church.
Jan. 14, 1913-April 9, 2012 Eunice M. Ellickson, 99, of Lake Park died on Monday, April 9, 2012 at GracePoint Crossing, Cambridge, Minn. Eunice was born to John and Lettie (Christenson) Anderson on January 14, 1913 in rural Lake Park. She attended school at District 12. On October 28, 1938, Eunice married Sydney Ellickson at Lake Park Lutheran Church. After living in Lake Park a short while they moved to a farm five miles north of Lake Park and just a mile west of her family farm.
Jerome Thompson, 79, of Twin Valley, died Monday, April 9, 2012 in his home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Visitation will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, with a 6 p.m. prayer service, at Aspelund Lutheran Church, rural Flom. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 13 in Aspelund Lutheran Church, with visitation for one hour prior to services. Arrangements were entrusted to the Anderson Funeral Home in Twin Valley.
Beatrice C. Kemper, 82, of Waubun, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Essentia Health Systems in Fargo. A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 16, in St. Ann's Catholic Church, Waubun. A time of gathering will be held one hour prior to the start of mass Monday at the church. Inurnment will take place in the church cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home of Mahnomen and Winger, Minn.
June 9, 1943-April 8, 2012 Former Kindred, N.D., resident Elaine (Loucks) Restad, 68, who has been resident of Moon Township, Pa., since 1973, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012 at Heritage Valley Sewickley. Elaine was born to the late Robert J. and Lyla J. (Hammer) Loucks on June 9, 1943 in Fargo. She graduated from high school in Fargo, obtained her B.S.
Oct. 29, 1925-April 9, 2012 Harold L. "Smoky" Johnson, 86, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday April 9, 2012 at Essentia Health-Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Harold L. Johnson was born to Theodore and Annie (Westberg) Johnson on October 29, 1925 in Manitoba Junction, Minn. He spent most of his youth on the family farm one mile west of Audubon. He met Doris Swapp and they were married in June of 1946 at the First Lutheran Church parsonage in Audubon. They made their home in Detroit Lakes, where Harold went to work for the Becker County Highway Department.