DL News Staff
May 26, 1942-Oct. 18, 2012 Joan Lucille Alexander, 70, of Bismarck, N.D., died Thursday, October 18, 2012 at St. Alexius Medical Center. A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 in Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center, Bismarck, with Rev. Rebecca Aardahl officiating. Joan will be interred at North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan. The burial will be a private ceremony. Joan was born May 26, 1942. She was baptized on September 23, 1948 at First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes.
Feb. 18, 1944-Oct. 20, 2012 Marlys Marie (Peterson) May, 68, of Frazee, passed away under hospice care on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at her home in Frazee. Marlys May was born to Ole and Marnie (Deede) Peterson on February 18, 1944 in Leeds, N.D. She grew up on a farm southwest of Minnewaukan and attended grade schools in Josephine and Flora. In 1954 she moved with her family to Minnewaukan, where she completed grade school and graduated from high school in 1963.
Feb. 11, 1925-Oct. 16, 2012 Berniece M. (Norling) Walters was born to Carl and Edna (Johnson) Norling on February 11, 1925 in Ida Township, Douglas County, Minn. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Garfield. Berniece graduated from Alexandria High School. After her schooling she moved to Minneapolis to work. Berniece was united in marriage to Leslie Walters on August 20, 1949 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Garfield. The couple was blessed with one daughter, Karin. They lived in Hoffman, where Berniece worked at the family resort on Elk Lake.
Aug. 18, 1933-Oct. 20, 2012 Rita Ann Sayler, 79, of Lake Park, died Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Elim Nursing Home in Fargo. A mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Lake Park, with Father Robert LaPlante officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, with a Christian Women's Rosary at 4:30 p.m. and Parish Vigil at 7 p.m., all in St.
Oct. 14, 1923-Oct. 2, 2012 Former Callaway resident Marie A. Solmon, 88 years 11 months, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. A mass of Christian burial was held Saturday, Oct. 6 in Assumption Catholic Church, Callaway. Marie was laid to rest in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery near Callaway. Marie Anastasia Braun was born to Arnold and Lauretta (DuChene) Braun on October 14, 1923 at the family farm in Emmet, N.D. As a young girl, she attended school in Emmet, ND.
Feb. 23, 1921-Oct. 15, 2012 Former Bovey resident Margaret S. Pickett, 91, died Monday, October 15, 2012 in Evergreen Terrace, Grand Rapids. Born February 23, 1921 in Bowman County, N.D., she was the daughter of D.F. and Lillie B. (Faulkner) Adams. Margaret was a homemaker, and had been a resident of the Snowball Lake and Bovey areas since 1951.
May 4, 1930-Oct. 11, 2012 Barbara J. Vogt, 82, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, October 11, 2012 at her residence, surrounded by her family and under care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Funeral services for Barbara will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19 in Grace Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at David Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes.
Feb. 11, 1922-Oct. 14, 2012 Vienna Anderson, 90, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, October 14, 2012 at The Cottages in Detroit Lakes. Vienna and her twin sister, Ailie were born the daughters of Jonas and Fiina (Pirkko) Wart on February 11, 1922 in Squaw Lake, Minn. She was raised in the Squaw Lake area. As a young woman in 1945, Vienna went to Seattle, Wash., to work for Boeing during World War II. She returned to Minnesota after the war and was united in marriage to Willard Anderson on March 29, 1947 in Littlefork, Minn.
May 12, 1922-Oct. 13, 2012 Elmer Blakeway, 90, of Hawley, died on Saturday, October 13, 2012, in his home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Elmer J. Blakeway was born to Joseph and Eleanor (Perkins) Blakeway on May 12, 1922, near Hawley, where he grew up and attended school. He married Alfreda Anderson on June 14, 1947 in Lysne Lutheran Church near Hawley, and they made their home north of Hawley, where they farmed. Elmer was a dairy farmer who loved his cows and had a special place in his heart for little kids and dogs. He loved to fish and hunt.
Robert L. Anderson, 76, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, October 14, 2012 at Essentia Health in Fargo. A memorial service will be held at a later date.