DL News Staff
Dec. 9, 1941-Jan. 4, 2013 Clarence H. "Buddy" Gunderson, 71, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, January 4, 2013 at the VA Medical Center in Fargo. A gathering of friends and family will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 at the David-Donehower Funeral Home, with a memorial service to follow at 7 p.m. Interment will be held in the spring. Clarence Henry Gunderson was born to Clarence and Henrietta (Weets) Gunderson on December 9, 1941 in Detroit Lakes. Buddy was raised and educated in Detroit Lakes, and in 1959 he was part of the first graduating class at the new high school.
June 2, 1937-Jan. 5, 2013 Janet Maier, 75, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013 in Detroit Lakes, after a brief illness. Janet Rose Aberle was born June 2, 1937 and raised in Zeeland, N.D. She married Clarence "Al" Maier in 1956. The family lived in Montana and North Dakota. She moved from Bismarck, N.D., to Detroit Lakes in 2008. Janet was an active member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center.
Former Menahga resident Reverend Royal Steiner, 92, of Wadena, passed away on Friday, January 4, 2013 at the Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, at United Methodist Church in Sebeka, with Reverend Steve Koehn officiating. Visitation was held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6 at Cardini-Pearson Funeral Home in Menahga and for one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. To leave online condolences or view the video tribute, please visit www.cardinipearson.com .
June 21, 1952-Jan. 4, 2013 Peggy Ann Clyatt, 60, of Alpharetta, Ga., died Friday, January 4, 2013 at North Fulton Hospital in Alpharetta. She was born the daughter of Gordon and Marion (Thompson) Michaelson on June 21, 1952 in Valley City, North Dakota. She moved with her parents to Lake Park in 1958, and graduated from Lake Park High School with the Class of 1970. She moved to Colorado where she met and married Ron Cook in 1971. The couple later divorced. Peg moved to Sun Prairie, Wis., in 1973 and to Janesville, Wis., in 1974.
Sept. 18, 1921-Jan. 4, 2013 Former Fargo resident William W. "Bill" Warner, 91, passed away Friday, January 4, 2013 at the Frazee Care Center in Frazee. Bill was born the son of R.D. and Gertrude Warner on September 18, 1921 in Fargo. He attended Shatuck school, and graduated from Central High School in Fargo. He then attended Dartmouth College. Bill was a pilot in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in France during World War II. He was very proud of his service and the fact that he had flown over "the hump." On January 7, 1945 he married Dorothy Sakariassen in Reno, Nev.
Feb. 6, 1949-Jan. 3, 2013 Ronald G. Berger, 63, of Lake Park, passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, January 3, 2013 under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley, after a long battle with cancer. Ronald was born to Russell and Muriel Berger on February 6, 1949 in Thief River Falls. He graduated from Mahnomen High School. Ronald married Carol VanDenEinde on December 9, 1967. He started out working as a draftsman for Belanca Aircraft in Alexandria. In 1975, he and his family moved to Dilworth, and he worked for Alloway Manufacturing as a draftsman and purchasing agent.
Jan. 31, 1946-Dec. 31, 2012 Daniel S. Stallman, 66, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, December 31, 2012 at Sanford Health in Fargo. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6 in David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Detroit Lakes, with military rites provided by the Lake Region Veterans Honor Guard. Daniel Sylvester Stallman was born to Sylvester and Leona (Schiving) Stallman on January 31, 1946 in Detroit Lakes. He graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1965.
Nov. 13, 1946-Jan. 2, 2013 Joan E. Zeman, 66, of f Detroit Lakes, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. She died at her home, where she most loved to be. She courageously fought her battle with brain cancer for the past eight months; showing class and grace every step of the way. Joan Elaine Pederson was born to Melvin and Betty Pederson on November 13, 1946 in Devils Lake, North Dakota. She lived in Penn, N.D., where she attended the Grand Harbor Country School.
George Bittman, 76, of Park Rapids, passed away on Monday, December 31, 2012 at Green Pine Acres Nursing Home in Menahga. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Two Inlets, with Father Thomas Friedl officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to services on Saturday. Interment will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Two Inlets. Jones-Pearson Funeral Home of Park Rapids is handling the arrangements.
Dec. 26, 1928-Dec. 31, 2012 Genevieve Bradbury, 84, of Detroit Lakes, died on Monday, December 31, 2012 at Oak Crossing, Detroit Lakes, surrounded by her family. Genevieve Eileen Haspel was born December 26, 1928 to William and Phyllis (Harding) Haspel in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the home of her maternal grandparents. She lived in Camrose, Alberta until age 11, when the family moved to Minnesota. In 1948, she graduated from high school in Detroit Lakes. She worked for two years at Northwestern Bell as an operator.