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Eugene James "Gene" Eischens, 82, of Ponsford, died Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 11 at St. Theodore's Catholic Church, Ponsford, preceded by visitation at the Old Pine Point School. David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, has been serving the family.
May 4, 1973-Nov. 9, 2010 Wade D. Bergman, 37, of Rochert, died Tuesday, November 9, 2010 in Crookston. Wade Douglas Bergman was born to Douglas and Sharon Larson Bergman on May 4, 1973 in Cheverly, Maryland. He grew up and attended school in Moorhead, graduating from Moorhead High School in 1991. He was baptized and confirmed at the United Methodist Church in Moorhead. Following his graduation from high school he attended the University of Minnesota Crookston for a year, and later moved to Alabama, where he pursued a career in landscaping.
Dec. 8, 1930-Nov. 9, 2010 Devine Leland "Jake" Ochsner was born to Gustave and Emelia (Boehler) Ochsner on December 8, 1930 in Mobridge, S.D. He grew up on a farm east of Mobridge and attended a one-room country school (Lincoln) until moving into Mobridge in 1943. Devine graduated from Mobridge High School in 1948. He worked at J.C. Penney during high school and a few years after, before joining the South Dakota National Guard. He served as Army sergeant in Alaska during the Korean War, doing cold weather wilderness troop mobilization missions.
Hillard "Bill" Bielke, 86, of Frazee, died Ssaturday, November 6, 2010 in Waconia, Minn. Visitation will be at noon Friday, Nov. 12,, followed by the funeral at 1 p.m., in Furey Funeral Home, Frazee. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Frazee.
Nov. 1, 1931-Nov. 6, 2010 Lowell D. Barnum, 79, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, November 6, 2010 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family and under care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, continuing for one our prior to services on Saturday. Funeral services for Lowell will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 in First Lutheran Church. Interment will take place at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov.
Feb. 14, 1956-Nov. 8, 2010 Dennis L. Oveson, 54, died at his home on Monday, November 8, 2010, following a long illness. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12 at the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. Dennis Leroy Oveson was born to Elmer and Mildred (Olsen) Oveson on February 14, 1956 in Littlefork, Minn. He grew up and attended school in International Falls, Minn. Dennis served in the United States Marines. In 1987 he married Frankie Bunnis, and in 1988 they moved to Detroit Lakes. Dennis was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener.
Dec. 9, 1931-Nov. 7, 2010 Harlin Wetzel, 78, of Vergas, died Sunday, November 7, 2010 at his lake home near Vergas. Harlin was born the son of Henry and Emilia (Bader) Wetzel on December 9, 1931 near Wishek, N.D. He grew up on the family farm and received his education in Wishek and LeMars, Iowa. Harlin married Dorothy Freier August 28, 1960 in Streeter, N.D. They farmed near Wishek until 1976, when they moved to Hunter, N.D. They retired in 1999.
June 22, 1919-Nov. 9, 2010 Winnifred A. "Peggy" Jenson, 91, lifelong resident of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes. A mass of Christian burial for Peggy is set for 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12 in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with interment in the church cemetery. Winnifred A. "Peggy" Rohr was born to Nicholas and Mabel (Hancock) Rohr on June 22, 1919 in rural Detroit Lakes.
May 14, 1944-Nov. 7, 2010 Emily I. Fairbanks, 66, of Osage, died Sunday, November 7, 2010 at Sanford Health in Fargo. Funeral services for Emily are set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10 in the New Pine Point School, Ponsford, with visitation from 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9 until the start of services. Interment will be at Breck Memorial Episcopal Cemetery in Ponsford. Emily was born to Charles and Nancy (Butcher) Brown on May 14, 1944 in White Earth. They later moved to Ponsford, where Emily attended Pine Point School and later Park Rapids High School.
June 16, 1938-Nov. 5, 2010 Roger W. Wirth, 72, of Callaway, passed away Friday, November 5, 2010 at Sanford Health in Fargo. Roger was born the son of Elmer and Velma (Renollet) Wirth on June 16, 1938 in Frazee. He received his education in Frazee and Perham, graduating from Perham High School. Roger was united in marriage to Bernice Wegscheid on June 7, 1960 at St. John's Baptist Church, Bluffton, Minn. He served as a member of the Federal Reserves for seven-plus years.