DL News Staff
March 8, 1936-Jan. 21, 2013 Mary H. Retz, 76, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, January 21, 2013 at her residence and under care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25 in David Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services. Mary Hilda Nelson was born March 8, 1936 in Toad Lake Township, near Detroit Lakes. Mary grew up and attended rural country school in the Toad Lake area. She was united in marriage to Leo Retz on February 14, 1953.
Alvin Johnson, 89, of Pelican Rapids, died on Sunday, January 20, 2013, at Pelican Valley Nursing Home in Pelican Rapids. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m., in Augustana Lutheran Church, Elizabeth, Minn., with Rev. Kate Bruns offiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are being provided by Larson Funeral Home of Pelican Rapids.
May 17, 1920-Jan. 13, 2013 Longtime Anchorage, Alaska resident Mr. John Albert Krier, 92, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013 at the Horizon House Assisted Living Home in Anchorage. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 in the Holy Family Cathedral Church, Anchorage, with Father Paul officiating. An additional mass and inurnment service will be held in July at the Church of the Assumption in Callaway. John was born to John Peter, Sr. and Sophia (Kahnke) Krier on May 17, 1920 in Callaway.
Orvin Reynolds, 92, of Park Rapids, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013 in Heritage Living Center, Park Rapids. Interment with graveside services took place Tuesday, Jan. 15 at Greenwood Cemetery in Park Rapids. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18 in First English Lutheran Church, Dorset. Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids provided arrangements.
June 3, 1965-Jan. 12, 2013 Allan Ray Button, 47, of Cloquet, Minn., died on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet. He was born the son of Carol Jean (Johnson) Button on June 3, 1965 in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended Washington and Rossman elementary schools in Detroit Lakes. He later attended Detroit Lakes High School, where he was in track and field. Allan had a love for running and was very good at it. Allan was self employed and worked various jobs throughout his life.
May 13, 1929-Jan. 13, 2013 Walter L. Skea, 83, of Vergas, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother, passed away peacefully surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for, and loved on Sunday, January 13, 2013. He is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Alta (Barr) Skea; brother, Gale Skea; sister, Jean (Skea) Johnson; and his dearly loved son, D.
July 20, 1926-Jan. 15, 2013 Doris "Dorrie" G. Aune, 86, of Lake Park, died Tuesday, January 15, 2013, in Sunnyside Care Center, Lake Park. Doris Grace was born to Oscar and Lena (Kittelson) Handegard on July 20, 1926, in Lake Park. She was baptized and confirmed at Lake Park Lutheran Church. Doris attended school in Lake Park. She married Casper Aune May 27, 1945, in Little Rock, Arkansas. Together they made their home in Lake Park. Doris worked for the Red Owl grocery store, Lake Park Café and did bookkeeping for Casper's sanitation business.
Funeral services will be held for former Erie, N.D., resident Lora (Mastin) Moss, 89, of Perham, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 in St. Paul's Lutheran Church-Evergreen, rural Frazee, with visitation for one hour prior to services. Friends may also call from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, with a 5 p.m. prayer service, at Perham Living Chapel in Perham. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Karvonen & Son Funeral Home of New York Mills.
Alma R. Clements, 93, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, January 11, 2013 at the Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the West-Kjos Funeral Home of Detroit Lakes.
July 3, 1942-Jan. 13, 2013 Sharon A. Anderson, 70, of Frazee, died Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Sharon was born the daughter of Ernest and Audrey (Craft) Olson on July 3, 1942 in Perham. She was raised and educated in Detroit Lakes, graduating from high school in 1960. Sharon was united in marriage to Patrick Anderson on April 15, 1962 at First Methodist Church in Detroit Lakes. They made their home in rural Frazee. She was an owner and operator of Bernie Anderson Trucking with her husband, Bernie.