DL News Staff
Oct. 18, 1926-Aug. 8, 2012 Lois E. Carlson, 85, of rural Pelican Rapid, died on August 8, 2012, at Sanford Health Center, Fargo, with her family by her side. The Memorial Service for Lois will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1 in Zion Lutheran Church on Lake Franklin, Pelican Rapids, with visitation for one hour prior to services. Pastor Dale Pepelnjak and Intern Pastor Sue Johnson will officiate, and burial will take place in the church cemetery. Larson Funeral Home in Pelican Rapids is facilitating arrangements.
Nov. 24, 1927-Aug. 20, 2012 Ellen "Ellie" Lorraine Kjensrud was born at her family's rural Hatton, N.D., home on November 24, 1927. Her parents, Paul and Elida Kjensrud, had seven children, Ellie being the youngest. She attended country school until the eighth grade. According to the custom of the time, she was forbidden to use the only language she knew, Norwegian, at school. After eighth grade, at age 13, Ellie went to live and work on a nearby farm as a housekeeper and mother's helper. Even at this early age she had a tremendous work ethic and sense of responsibility.
Nov. 2, 1930-Aug. 21, 2012 Elizabeth Arlene Hase, 81, of Mankato, Minn., died Tuesday, August, 21, 2012 at Oaklawn Health Care Center in Mankato, surrounded by her family. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 in Epiphany Lutheran Church, Eagle Lake, with Rev. Todd Substad officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the start of services at the church. Burial will be held at a later date. Mankato Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Oaklawn Health Care Center Activities Fund or the M.S.
Nov. 23, 1926-Aug. 18, 2012 James O. McDonald, 85, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, August 18, 2012 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, under care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Funeral services for James will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23 in the Congregational Church, Detroit Lakes. Officiating will be Reverend Mark Kuether. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service, at the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. Visitation will also continue at the church one hour prior to services on Thursday.
Oct. 2, 1921-Aug. 17, 2012 Former Detroit Lakes resident Lorenzo O. Mott, 90, of Las Vegas, Nevada, died Friday, August 17, 2012 at Spring Valley Hospital in Las Vegas. Lorenzo was born the son of Orren and Emma (Feldt) Mott on October 2, 1921 in rural Callaway. He was raised and educated in Detroit Lakes, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1942. Lorenzo started to work as a bookkeeper for Graystone Motors in 1944. He continued to work at the Ford dealership under various owners until 1977. Lorenzo continue to do bookkeeping for various businesses until retiring in 1999.
Oct. 24, 1933-Aug. 18, 2012 Former Frazee resident Alfred H. Engle, 78, of Detroit Lakes, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 18, 2012, while vacationing in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church-Evergreen, with interment to follow in the church cemetery, and lunch served following the service. Visitation will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 at the Furey Funeral Home in Frazee, with a 7 p.m. prayer service following, and continuing for one hour prior to Wednesday's services at the church.
Former Detroit Lakes resident Shannon D. Jensen, 74, of Salem, Ore., died Tuesday, August 7, 2012 in Salem. Memorial services were held earlier this month, with burial at City View Funeral Home and Cemetery in Salem.
April 14, 1927-Aug. 15, 2012 Donald Ray Harsh, 85, of Lake Park, died Wednesday, August 15, 2012 in his home. Donald was born, as a twin, to Howard and Elizabeth L. (House) Harsh on April 14, 1927 in Osakis, Minn. Don graduated from school in Osakis and enlisted in the United States Army at Fort Snelling, with his twin brother. They were trained and worked in the finance office in Paris, France with the 137th Finance Division. He was discharged in January 1947. Don went to college at St. Cloud State College.
Oct. 20, 1930-Aug. 15, 2012 Former Grand Forks, N.D., resident Anna Marie Smaaland, 81, died Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 at Dahl Funeral Home, 2029 Central Ave. NW, East Grand Forks, Minn., with interment in South Memorial Park Cemetery, Grand Forks. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20 and one hour prior to Tuesday's services, also at at the funeral home. Anna Marie Smaaland was born the daughter of Louis and Alice (Biss) Hillebrand on October 20, 1930 in McVille, N.D.
Aug. 16, 1944-Aug. 13, 2012 Verna E. Watson, 67, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, August 13, 2012 at the Frazee Care Center. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, with Pastor Jillene Galletin officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 at David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. There will be a 6:30 p.m. prayer service.