DL News Staff
March 2, 1952-July 17, 2011 John M. Rusch, 59, of Detroit Lakes died Sunday, July 17, 2011 at his residence. John Matthew Rusch was born to John and Coragene (Webber) Rusch on March 2, 1952 in Fargo. He grew up and received his education in Fargo, graduating from Fargo South High School. He then attended North Dakota State University. John was united in marriage to Joan Verde in 1973 and they made their home in Dilworth. He worked for Straus Clothing in Fargo. He moved to Detroit Lakes in 1987, where he started the On Deck Men's Clothing Store.
July 12, 2010-July 13, 2011 Tehya Marie Lynn Clark, one-year-old daughter of Christina McDougall and Jeremy Clark, passed away ever so peacefully on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at her home in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 18 in the Old Pine Point School in Ponsford, with interment at the Breck Memorial Cemetery, Ponsford. Tehya Marie Lynn was born to Christina McDougall and Jeremy Clark on July 12, 2010 in Detroit Lakes. Tehya was a beautiful, loving child who will always be remembered for her heart-melting smile.
Aug. 6, 1952-July 16, 2011 Carole M. Dassinger, 58, longtime resident of Ogema, passed away peacefully in her sleep, at her home, on Saturday, July 16, 2011. A memorial service for Carole will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 20 in Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Ogema. Carole was born August 6, 1952, in Long Island, N.Y. She moved to Oklahoma as a child. She graduated from High School in Broken Arrow, Okla. Following high school, Carole attended trade school in Casper, Wyo. It was in Casper that she met Phillip Dassinger.
April 16, 1956-July 17, 2011 Cynthia "Andrea" Kaldahl, 55, of Vergas died Sunday, July 17, 2011, at the Essentia Medical Health Hospital in Fargo. She was born the daughter of Loren Richard and Berdine Juliete (Farrington) Carling on April 16, 1956 in Minneapolis.
May 30, 1950-July 15, 2011 Mark A. Heidecker, 61, of Rollag, died Friday, July 15, 2011 at the Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Mark Albert Heidecker was born the son of Mervin and Darlene (Thysell) Heidecker on May 30, 1950 in Moorhead, Minnesota. He was raised in Hawley, graduating from Hawley High School in 1968 and from North Dakota State University in 1972. On December 1, 1973 Mark was united in marriage to Sue Nord at Hawley Lutheran Church. They made their home at Rollag and were the proud parents of Rory Allison and Michael John.
Aug. 26, 1933-July 13, 2011 Edmund Benjamin "Ed" Rotenberger, 77, of Detroit Lakes, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at Essentia Health-Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Ed was born to Jacob and Barbara (Wittman) Rotenberger on August 26, 1933 in Enderlin, N.D. He attended school in Lisbon, N.D., and furthered his education at NDSCS (Wahpeton) and NDSU (Fargo), receiving a degree in architectural engineering. Ed was united in marriage to Mary Grothmann at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hillsboro, N.D., August 27, 1958.
Raynold "Ray" Guenther, 82, of Waubun, died Wednesday, July 6, 2011 in his home. Visitation and prayer services were held Sunday, July 10 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Mahnomen. Funeral services took place Monday, July 11 at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home of Mahnomen.
Elaine Ben Rosalyn Kraft, 80, of Lake Park, died Friday, March 4, 2011 in her home. A memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16 at Grong Lutheran Church, Rollag. Arrangements are being provided by David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes.
Annabell Marie Dodd, infant daughter of Holly Dodd, rural Ogema, was born and died on Sunday, July 10, 2011 at Essentia Health in Fargo. Private family services were held Tuesday, July 12 at Strawberry Lake Mennonite Cemetery in rural Ogema. Survivors include her mother, Holly Dodd of rural Ogema; her grandfather, Ross Dodd of rural Ogema; three aunts, two uncles and nine cousins. The David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes is serving the family.
Dec. 26, 1928-July 11, 2011 Norman D. Behlmer, 82, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, July 11, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. A mass of Christian burial is set for 1:15 p.m. Friday, July 15 at the Emmanuel Nursing Home Chapel, with Monsignor Timothy McGee officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the mass at the nursing home. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Detroit Lakes. Norman Dale Behlmer was born to Arthur and Hazel (Ridgeway) Behlmer on December 26, 1928 in Fargo. He was raised and educated in the Fargo area.