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Feb. 23, 1919-July 27, 2009 Robert D. Weissenstein, 90, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday July 27, 2009 at the Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Robert D. Weissenstein was born to Robert and Rose Weissenstein on Feb. 23, 1919 in Lansing, Mich. He grew up and attended school in the Detroit area. He then served in the United States Army from 1941-45. On Aug. 7, 1948 he married Celia Kubinski in Detroit, Mich. They made their home in the Detroit area. Robert worked as a salesman for American Bakeries for 33 years. He and Celia moved to Detroit Lakes in 2004.
Oct. 2, 1940-July 26, 2009 Gary Herrick, 68, of Fergus Falls died Sunday, July 26, 2009 at his residence, under the care of his family and Lakeland Hospice. Gary, the third child of Donald and Pauline Herrick, was born Oct. 2, 1940, in Grand Forks, N.D. His father worked for Northern Pacific Railroad, so the family moved several times before Don was given the position of station agent in Detroit Lakes, where Gary grew up. Gary graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1959, and attended Moorhead State Teachers College for one semester before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force in 1960.
Oct. 26, 1920-July 15, 2009 Former Detroit Lakes resident Dayton Johnson, 88, of Battle Lake, passed away at his home on Wednesday, July 15th, 2009, surrounded by his family. Dayton was born Oct. 26, 1920. He grew up on a farm in Buffalo, N.D. He served during World War II with the Army Air Force, as a ball turret gunner flying in B17s. After the war he returned to Buffalo and began farming. He married a young schoolteacher, Edna (Robin) Kjelland, in 1950. At various times during Dayton's farming career, he took supporting jobs, as a station attendant/manager and truck driver.
June 10, 1943-July 26, 2009 Peggy J. Webster, 66, of Waubun, died Sunday, July 26, 2009 at her residence, under care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Peggy was born to Julius Sr. and Evanelle (Jackson) Webster on June 10, 1943 in Red Lake, Minn. She lived for a short time in Red Lake and White Earth before moving with her family to Minneapolis, where she spent the majority of her childhood. She finished her schooling in White Earth and later attended the Detroit Lakes Community College, where she earned her Secretarial Certificate in 1980.
July 29, 1916-July 21, 2009 Former LuVerne, Iowa resident Dorothy M. Hanselman, 92, of Detroit Lakes, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at The Cottage, Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. Dorothy Mae Lindebak was born to Jesse A. and Laura (Sandford) Lindebak on July 29, 1916 in Ellsworth, Iowa. When Dorothy was a year old, the family moved to LuVerne, Iowa, where they continued to reside until 2005. She graduated from LuVerne High School in 1933. On Jan. 14, 1947, Dorothy married Charles K. Hanselman in Davenport, Iowa.
Nov. 16, 1935-July 22, 2009 Lyle G. Mickelson, 73, of Frazee, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, July 22, 2009, with his family by his side and under the special care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Lyle George Mickelson was born to Julius "Jay" and Betty (Torkelson) Mickelson on Nov. 16, 1935. He grew up on a farm in Spruce Grove Township, near Wolf Lake, and attended District 75 Grade School and Frazee High School. Lyle was an active member of the Boy Scouts, and after high school he joined the National Guard. On Aug.
Jan. 5, 1919-July 23, 2009 Harold C, Hagen, 90, of rural Callaway, died July 23, 2009 as a result of a tractor rollover accident. Harold Curtis Hagen, the son of Ole O. and Inga (Walden) Hagen, was born Jan. 5, 1919 in rural Westbury, Minn. Harold moved with his family to Detroit Lakes in the early 1920s, and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School. In 1938 he moved to rural Callaway to help his grandparents, Iver and Anna Walden, and Aunt Besse Walden, with their farming.
April 7, 1956-July 18, 2009 Lois Marlene Brown, 53, of Mahnomen, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2009 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. Lois was born to Avonelle (Wadena) Sargent on April 7, 1956 in White Earth. She attended schools in Minneapolis, Naytahwaush and Mahnomen. Lois finished her schooling by earning her GED, then attended a post secondary school for chef training. She also attended Bemidji State University, where she completed her CDA training to become a Head Start teacher. Prior to college, Lois married Francis William Brown Jr. on Oct. 28, 1980.
Aug. 22, 1955-July 22, 2009 Nena R. Bartnes, 53, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota died Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at Meritcare Hospital in Fargo, after a long and courageous battle with cancer; she was surrounded by her loving family. Nena Rae Seward was born to Francis and Viola (Shaw) Seward on August 22, 1955 in Fargo. She attended school in Detroit Lakes and Ulen. In 2006 she received her Associates of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education. Nena married Eugene Bartnes on Sept. 13, 1974 in Detroit Lakes.
July 5, 1965-July 20, 2009 Michael W. "Mathew" Kiehl, 44, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, July 20, 2009 at his home. Michael Wayne Kiehl was born to Eugene and Jeanette (VanWert) Rock on July 5, 1965 in Detroit Lakes. Growing up, he spent time in both White Earth and Minneapolis, and graduated from Waubun High School with the class of 1984. Following high school, Michael spent some time in Duluth, Minn., where his two older children, Tera and Michael Jr. were born. He later moved back to the Ogema area.