DL News Staff
Betty M. Schram, 87, Detroit Lakes, died Oct. 4, 2012, in Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. Betty Marie Schram was born on June 10, 1925, in Marshalltown, Iowa, to Martin and Jennie Johnston Sandberg. The family moved to Westbury, Minn., where Betty grew up and attended school. They later moved to Detroit Lakes, and Betty graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1942. She then attended Moorhead State Teachers College where she received a teaching degree. Over the years, she taught school in Lake Park, Pelican Rapids and Odessa, Minn.
Pearl H. Momb, 97, Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, in Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. Funeral services for Pearl will be held Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at 1 p.m. in First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services. Interment will be held in Egelund Church Cemetery, rural Detroit Lakes. Pearl Struss was born Feb. 18, 1915, in Carrington, ND to Henry and Louise (Christnagel) Struss. They later moved to Callaway, and when Pearl was 4 years old, they moved to Grand Park Township. On June 11, 1931, Pearl married Henry Momb.
Gretchen A. Folsom, 97, Detroit Lakes, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, in St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes. Gretchen was born on April 25, 1915, in Wahkon, Minn., the daughter of Frank and Ella (Heitman) Morneau. She grew up and attended school in Ogilvie, graduating from Ogilvie High School. On Oct. 25, 1937, she married Robert Earl Folsom in Foreston, Minn. She was a housewife and mother to her four children. She also worked as a nurse's aide. Gretchen and Dan Fiala were married Sept. 5, 1998, at St. Mary's Parish in Milaca, Minnesota. She was a member of the V.F.W.
Daniel Henry Irvine, 60, of Palm Springs, Calif., died in St. Paul on Sept. 27, 2012, after a short battle with cancer, throughout which he courageously refused to abandon hope. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. in the Memorial Garden at the United Methodist Church in Detroit Lakes. Memorials may be sent to the Memorial Garden or to Woodwinds Hospital in Woodbury, Minn. Dan was born in Detroit Lakes, where he graduated from high school in 1969 after a distinguished academic and athletic career (football, basketball and golf).
Glen Harthun, 70, of Dent, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, in his home in Dent. A funeral service will be held on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, beginning at 11 a.m. in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Dent, with Pastor Dan Abrahams officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 4, from 5-8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7, in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Dent. Visitation will also be held at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place at the Immanuel Lutheran Church cemetery. Glen was born on Oct. 23, 1941, near Dent to Andrew and Edna (Ellingson) Harthun.
May 25, 1934-Sept. 26, 2012 Patricia "Patti" L. Lee, 78, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Patricia Lou Groves was born the daughter of John Groves and Vivian Thomas on May 25, 1934 in Moline, Ill. She was raised by her mother, Vivian and stepfather, Emil Timm in Moline. Patti was united in marriage to James Lee on June 23, 1951 in Moline. They moved to Berlin, New Hampshire; Faribault, Minn., and Mt. Iron, Minn., before settling in Detroit Lakes in 1963.
July 3, 1931-Sept. 26, 2012 Ruth Colleen Nelson was born to Francis and Pauline (Sweet) Nelson July 3, 1931, in Staples, Minn., the eldest of 12 children. Ruth was raised in Staples, where she graduated from high school. Ruth was united in marriage to Harold Vernon Hanson on August 30, 1949, in Dilworth, where they made their home. Ruth worked as a seamstress in the upholstery department, for Silverline Boats in Moorhead for many years. Ruth and Harold moved to Big Cormorant Lake in the 1980s.
June 7, 1929-Sept. 21, 2012 Former Detroit Lakes resident Howard A. Westlie, 83, of Moorhead, died Friday, September 21, 2012 at his residence. Howard Allan Westlie was born to Emil and Ethel (Knapp) Westlie on June 7, 1929 in Tyler, Minn. He grew up and attended school in Detroit Lakes, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1948. He then attended the University of Minnesota. On Sept. 10, 1950 he was united in marriage to Bette Courneya in Detroit Lakes. He served in the United States Army from 1947 to 1953. He then started a 30-year career with the Unisys Co.
May 11, 1990-Sept. 21, 2012 Delmar J. Basswood Jr., 22, of Ponsford, died Friday, September 21, 2012 as the result of injuries received in an automobile accident near White Earth. Funeral services took place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 in the Old Pine Point School, Ponsford, with Reverend Robert Roy, officiating. Visitation took place at the school from 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24 until the time of services Tuesday. Delmar John Basswood was born May 11, 1990 to Delmar and Regina (Smith) Basswood Sr., in Detroit Lakes.
Sept. 24, 1923-Sept. 22, 2012 Vivian Ruth Hanson Schmaltz Feldt Trboyevich, 88, died Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Manor House Memory Care in Grand Rapids, Minn. She was born to Oliver and Vernie (Carr) Hanson on September 24, 1923 in Toad Lake Township. At age 4, she attended a one-room country schoolhouse, built by her uncles, and went on to graduate from Frazee High School in 1941. Vivian married Fred Schmaltz in 1941; he was killed in the invasion of Italy in 1943, leaving her with a baby girl.