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May 5, 2009-May 20, 2009 Josiah Anthony Brunner, precious infant son of Ryan Brunner and Rochelle Nelson of Detroit Lakes, passed away peacefully in the arms of his family on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis. Josiah was born on May 5, 2009 in Minneapolis, and passed away a short 15 days later. Surviving Josiah are his parents, Ryan Brunner and Rochelle Nelson of Detroit Lakes; his maternal grandparents, Paul (Janine) Nelson of Park Rapids and Lois Nelson of Detroit Lakes; his paternal grandparents, Marilyn (Richard) Soden of Salina, Kan.; maternal great grand
Oct. 8, 1910-March 29, 2009 Mabel C. Snartland, 98, of Lake Park, died Sunday, March 29, 2009 at Sunnyside Care Center in Lake Park. Mabel C. Kroeger was born to John and Clarice (Kvistlen) Kroeger on Oct. 8, 1910 in Oakes, N.D. On July 7, 1947 she married Jacob O'Neil in Moorhead. Jacob died on Jan. 21, 1986. Surviving Mabel are her son, Robert Grace Sr. of Jordan, Minn.; one grandson and one great granddaughter. Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband and a daughter, Sandra Lees. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 26 in Moorhead Memorial Gardens.
Former Park Rapids resident Claire L. Klarer, 90, of Lake Park, died Monday, May 18, 2009 at Sunnyside Care Center in Lake Park. Claire Lovisa Jordan was born to Herman and Myrtle (Hinton) Jordan on June 10, 1918 in Fergus Falls. As a small girl, she moved with her family to the Ponsford area, where she attended the Bongo Country School near her home. As a young woman Claire ventured to Oregon, where she worked for a time, and married Harry Edward Klarer of Ponsford.
May 23, 1916-Feb. 26, 2009 Grace B. (Cummins) Ford, 92, of Detroit Lakes, died February 26, 2009 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Grace Bishop was born to Carl and Bertha (Rice) Bishop on May 23, 1916 in Mitchellville, Iowa. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving Grace are her daughter, Sandra Ford; daughter-in-law, Judy Ford; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and five stepchildren. Preceding her in death were her husbands, Don J. Cummins and B. John Ford; son, Douglas Ford; and a brother, Ray Bishop. A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m.
June 4, 1929-May 18, 2009 Norman J. Kmoch, 79, of Dent, Minn., died on Monday, May 18, 2009, on the family farm, under the care of his wife Laura and Lakeland Hospice. Norman John Kmoch was born to August and Bertha (Noess) Kmoch on June 4, 1929, at the family farm near Dent. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Dent. Norman worked for Edling Electric until he was drafted, serving in the U.S. Army from January 1953 to November 1954. He attended North Dakota State University on the G.I. Bill, receiving his BS.E.
April 18, 1927-May 18, 2009 Alfred L. "Dudley" Moltzan, 82, of Frazee, died Monday, May 18, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Alfred LaVerne Moltzan was born to Martin and Bertha (Kading) Moltzan on April 18, 1927, at their home near Vergas. He grew up and attended country school in Vergas, and worked in various jobs around the Vergas area. On Oct. 31, 1950, he married Betty Rusch at the Vergas parsonage. Alfred worked for Gigstead's Mink Ranch until later they moved to Pelican Rapids, where he worked for Flatin's Mink Ranch for many years.
May 5, 2009-May 14, 2009 Andreas John Brunner, precious infant son of Ryan Brunner and Rochelle Nelson of Detroit Lakes, passed away peacefully in the arms of his family on Thursday, May 14, 2009 at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis. Andreas was born May 5, 2009 at 2:38 p.m. in Minneapolis, and died a few short days thereafter.
Sept. 6, 1930-May 16, 2009 Former Pipestone resident Betty L. Daniels, 78, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, May 16, 2009 at Oak Crossing, Detroit Lakes. Betty was born the daughter of John and Myrtle (Waters) McCorkell on Sept. 6, 1930 in Redwood County, Minne. She received her teaching degree from Mankato State University. Betty held her first teaching position in Wanda, Minn., and also taught in Filer, Idaho and Aberdeen, Wash. She then began her teaching career in Pipestone, where she met her future husband. Betty married Edwin D. Daniels at Redwood Falls, Minn.
July 27, 1939-May 14, 2009 Detroit Lakes native Matilda "Tillie" Hoffman, 69, of Osakis passed away at the Galeon Nursing Home in Osakis on Thursday, May 14, 2009. Tillie was born to Manley and Marion Smith of Detroit Lakes on July 27, 1939. She graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1958. She married Wayne Hoffman of Detroit Lakes on Aug.
Feb. 27, 1947-May 9, 2009 Patricia L. Anderson, 62, of Cass Lake passed away Saturday, May 9th, 2009 at the Fairview Medical Center in Minneapolis after a courageous battle with cancer. Patricia Lee Allen was born to Joseph and Ilene Allen on Feb. 27, 1947 in Cass Lake, Minn. Patricia has lived in Minneapolis, Macintosh and Glyndon, Minn., as well as Killeen, Texas, but for the majority of her life, Cass Lake was her home. Patricia graduated as valedictorian from Cass Lake High School in 1965.