DL News Staff
April 3, 1926-Dec. 3, 2012 Robert Ellsworth Knutson, 86, of Detroit Lakes and Mesa, Ariz., passed away Monday, December 3, 2012 at Hospice of Arizona in Mesa. Bob was born to John A. and Elizabeth (Metraus) Knutson on April 3, 1926 in Albert Lea, Minn. The family moved to Pine River, Minn., in 1928. During World War II Bob served in the U.S. Navy aboard the light cruiser, USS Honolulu, and the yard sweeper, USS YMS-371. Bob married his sweetheart, Vivian Leseman, June 1, 1947 at the First Lutheran Church in Pine River.
March 2, 1924-Dec. 17, 2012 Loren Fraser Torgerson, 88, of Robbinsdale, passed away Monday, December 17, 2012. Loren was born on March 2, 1924 on a farm in rural Audubon. Loren courageously endured infantile polio from its onset at age 4 to his ending battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Loren's beloved wife Arlene (Anderson) Torgerson preceded him in death on November 14, 1996 in Robbinsdale.
Feb. 14, 1934-Dec. 18, 2012 Thomas B. Torgerson, 78, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at the Veterans Hospital in Fargo. A mass of Christian burial is set for 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes, with Monsignor Timothy McGee officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, White Earth, with Military Rites provided by the Star of the North Marine Corps League. Friends may call between 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec.
Callaway native Harlan Leo Zurn, 80, of Nevis, died Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Fargo, after a short but courageous battle with lung cancer. Visitation took place from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, with a 5 p.m. prayer service, at Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church in Nevis, and for one hour prior to Monday's services, which took place at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17 at Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church. Graveside services are set for 3 p.m. Monday, Dec.
Oct. 31, 1953-Dec. 12, 2012 Paul D. Knosalla, 59, of Detroit Lakes, died December 12, 2012 at his residence. Paul David Knosalla was born to Alfred and Rebecca (Haire) Knosalla on October 31, 1953 in Fargo. He grew up in Fargo and attended Shanley High School. Paul attended the University of North Dakota and later Moorhead Technical College, where he earned an associate degree in carpentry. Paul lived in Fargo, where he worked as an independent carpenter for many years. For the past twenty years he has worked for RCIS as an insurance adjuster. Paul moved to Detroit Lakes in 1998.
Former Ulen resident Gene Kermit Sather, 57, of Ramona, Calif., died Saturday, December 8, 2012 in Pomerado Hospital in Poway, Calif. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16 in the Anderson Funeral Home, Twin Valley, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17 in Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ulen, with Pastor Mike Rueckert officiating. Interment will be in West Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery, Ulen. Arrangements were entrusted to the Anderson Funeral Home, Twin Valley.
June 7, 1948-Dec. 12, 2012 Former Ogema resident John H. DeGroat, 64, of Otsego, Minn., died Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16 at David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17 at David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, with Reverend Brenda North officiating. Interment will be in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Ogema. John Hamilton DeGroat was born to Floyd and Eleanor DeGroat on June 7, 1948 in Detroit Lakes.
Jan. 29, 1912-Dec. 12, 2012 Ethel A. Hallock, 100, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17 at the Emmanuel Nursing Home Chapel, with Chaplain Vicki Marthaler officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the nursing home on Monday. Interment will be in Battle Creek, Mich. Ethel A. Hallock was born to Jay and Sadie (Burke) Annis on January 29, 1912 in Hawley. She was united in marriage to Wilfred Kelley March 19, 1933 in Battle Creek, Mich.
Former Moorhead resident James A. "Jim" Marcy, 82, of Vergas, passed away Monday, December 10, 2012, at the Frazee Care Center, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14 in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Loon Lake, with lunch to follow the services at the church. Visitation is set from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, continuing for one hour prior to Friday's services. Interment will be made at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Moorhead.
Oct. 13, 1944-Dec. 7, 2012 William "Bill" C. Crane, 68, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, December 7, 2012 at Sanford Health in Fargo. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, with a 6 p.m. prayer service, at the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. William "Bill" Crane was born to Robert and Eleanor (Howard) Crane on October 13, 1944 in Detroit Lakes. He was raised and educated in Detroit Lakes, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1962.