DL News Staff
Dec. 21, 1927-May 18, 2012 Louis Floyd Krieger, 84, of Pelican Rapids, passed away May 18, 2012, in Fountain Hills, Ariz. He was born the son of August and Elizabeth (Buentemeier) Krieger on December 21, 1927 in Grattan Township, Itasca County, Minn. He attended grade school at Grattan and high school at North Central School of Agriculture in Grand Rapids, Minn., graduating in 1944. He furthered his education by attending night schools throughout his working career. On October 10, 1948, Louie married Mary Lou Dawson in Northome, Minn. Together they raised three children.
March 21, 1989-May 14, 2012 Kelsey Schmitzer Maruska, 23, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away Monday, May 14, 2012. She died in a car accident near Vail, Ariz. Kelsey was born March 21, 1989, in Kaiserslautern, Germany to Dale A Schmitzer (formerly of Skokie, Ill.) and Dennis Maruska (formerly of Detroit Lakes), both current residents of Sierra Vista. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, June Schmitzer.
July 20, 1931-May 30, 2012 Former Albert Lea, Minn., resident Elwood T. Lande, 80, of Lake Park, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the VA Medical Center in Fargo. Elwood Truman Lande was born the son of Lewis Andrew and Amelia (Molskness) Lande on July 20, 1931, at their country home in Rake, Iowa. He grew up during the depression and attended numerous country schools before moving to Albert Lea in 1943. He was baptized at Bethany Lutheran Church in Fairbault County, Bricelyn, Minn. He was confirmed at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Albert Lea.
Former Fergus Falls resident Elaine Joann Hotchkiss, 67, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at the Eventide Care Center in Moorhead. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 3, with a 5:30 p.m. prayer service, at Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls, continuing one hour prior to services Monday at the church. Memorial services are set for 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 4 at Grace Lutheran Church in Erhard, with Reverend Brad Soenksen officiating. Interment will be at the Wadena City Cemetery in Wadena. Olson Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.
Nov. 13, 1947-May 25, 2012 Charles "Bob" Porter, 64, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, May 25, 2012 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes. A mass of Christian burial was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 29 in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes, with Monsignor Timothy McGee officiating. Visitation took place from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 28, with a 7 p.m.
Audubon native Ruth H. Broberg, 85, of Minneapolis, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012 at Select Senior Living. A graveside service will be held in Lake Eunice Cemetery, Detroit Lakes, at 12 p.m. Saturday, June 2. Family and friends will gather following the service at Assembly of God Church.
March 9, 1920-May 25, 2012 Velma Francis Wirth (nee Renollet), 92, passed away Friday, May 25, 2012, after complications from a fall. Velma was born on a cold, snowy, 20-degree below day on March 9, 1920, to Albert and Fannie Renollet at their home in Frazee. She was the youngest of eight children. Velma married Elmer Robert Wirth on December 20, 1937. They farmed most of her life around the Frazee/Perham area, raising 5 children. Velma enjoyed all aspects of the farm. She and Elmer moved off the farm and into Frazee in 1975.
Former Audubon resident Joyce Henry, 82, of Dilworth, died Monday, May 28, 2012 in her home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Visitation is set from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 31 in Dilworth Lutheran Church, Dilworth, with interment in Moorhead Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are being provided by Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead.
Kenneth Bregel, 77, of Waubun, died Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. A memorial mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 31 in St. Ann's Catholic Church, Waubun. A time of gathering is set from 5 to 7 p.m. W0ednesday, May 30, with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service and rosary, all in Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home, Waubun. Arrangements are being provided by Anderson Funeral Home.
May 9, 1925-May 26, 2012 Herbert John William Wendt, 87, died May 26, 2012, at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, surrounded by his children. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, May 31, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Height of Land Township, Becker County. Interment will be made in the St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery. Lunch will be hosted at the church following the service for all to attend. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, with a prayer service to be held at 7:30 p.m.