DL News Staff
A Grand Forks man who was fired from U.S. Customs and Border Protection for sending racist letters on his own time is suing the federal agency for violating his free speech rights. U.S.
Former Detroit Lakes and Moorhead resident Bernie Lindrud, 93, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died Friday, March 1, 2013 in Scottsdale. Arrangements are pending with Korsmo Funeral Service of Moorhead.
Jan. 9, 1931-Feb. 20, 2013 A memorial service will be held for Leslie Ralph Mischke, 82, of Detroit Lakes, at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Trinity Lutheran Church, New York Mills, with Pastor Kirk Douglas officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Charles D. Center VFW Post 3289 of New York Mills and the Minnesota Army National Guard, Honor Guard. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, New York Mills. Leslie Ralph Mischke was born on January 9, 1931 in Culbertson, Mont. His parents were the late Paul and Mabel (Schwen-ke) Mischke.
Detroit Lakes native Jessie (Lynch) Kelly, 94, of Minneapolis, died Friday, February 1, 2013 in Minneapolis. A private remembrance will be held at a later date.
Aug. 24, 1936-Feb. 24, 2013 Duane H. Cogger, 76, of Detroit Lakes, died on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at his home. Duane was born the son of Edward and Bertha (Leu) Cogger on August 24, 1936 in Teletrachie, Miss. He was raised in Richwood. Duane served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1957. He was united in marriage to Lillie Barry on December 10, 1957 in Detroit Lakes. As a young man he worked for Bower Tree Service in Mora. Duane later became a heavy equipment operator, working for Soby Construction in Fergus Falls for a few years, and spent most of his career with Sellin Bros.
Oct. 20, 1940-Feb. 24, 2013 Ronnie Lee Frey, 72, of rural Frazee, died unexpectedly Sunday, February 24, 2013 at his home. Ronnie was born on October 20, 1940, and born again on April 27, 1974 when he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. Ronnie was the son of John and Lois (Moench) Frey. His earthly journey began at home near Rice Lake, Minn., and his heavenly journey began February 24, 2013 at home in Frazee. As a young man, he worked for area farmers until 1961, when he started with Madison Silo Company. In 1969, Ronnie started Frey's Silo Repair and Sandblasting, Inc.
Oct. 1, 1952-Feb. 21, 2013 Kathryn L. Muench, 60, of rural Frazee, died unexpectedly, though peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at her residence. Kathryn Louise Muench was born to Carl and Marie (Walberg) Lundberg on October 1, 1952 in Detroit Lakes. She grew up and received her education in Detroit Lakes, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1971. On January 8, 1972 she was united in marriage to Jody Muench in Detroit Lakes.
Nov. 1, 1962-Feb. 21, 2013 Cheryl J. Brown, 50, of Detroit Lakes, was taken home by her heavenly Father on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Sanford Health in Fargo following a courageous battle with cancer. A gathering of friends and family took place from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at David Donehower Funeral Home. A Memorial Service for Cheryl will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2 in Snapps-Bearden Funeral Home, Branson, Mo.
July 17, 1946-Feb. 22, 2013 Milton D. Nelson, 66, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, February 22, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Park Rapids. Milton David Nelson was born to Melvin and Nellie (Larson) Nelson on July 17, 1946 in Detroit Lakes. He grew up and received his education in Detroit Lakes, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1964. In high school he competed and excelled on the wrestling team. He was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes. He served in the United States Marine Corps.
Feb. 7, 1951-Feb. 20, 2013 Karen Marie Kittelson, 62, of Fergus Falls, died Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at PioneerCare in Fergus Falls. Karen was born the daughter of Milton and Phyllis (Steffen) Totland on February 7, 1951 in Detroit Lakes. She grew up and attended school in Detroit Lakes, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1969. After high school she attended Moorhead State University and graduated in 1973 with a degree in elementary education. On August 18, 1973 Karen married Lee Kittelson at First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes.