DL News Staff
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.
July 31,1906-Sept. 6, 2012 Alaila Ovedia Josephine Melbye was born to Anton and Jenny (Oss) Melbye on July 31, 1906 in Atlanta Township, Becker County, near Hitterdal. She was raised in the Hitterdal area, where she graduated from high school. Alaila attended Moorhead (Minn.) State Teachers College for one year. She was united in marriage to Joseph Hanson on June 10, 1926, in Hitterdal.
Oct. 1, 1943-Sept. 19, 2012 Jack L. Elshaug, 68, of Grafton, N.D., passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at Altru Hospital of Grand Forks, N.D. Jack Leonard Elshaug was born the son of the late Roy and Irene (Misialek) Elshaug on October 1, 1943 in Tacoma, Wash. He grew up and attended schools in Grafton, graduating from Grafton High School in 1961. While in high school he worked for his uncle, Bruno Misialek and Misialek Construction. Jack enlisted in the United States Army and served from February of 1962 to February of 1964.
July 20, 1930-Sept. 17, 2012 Yvonne I. "Vonnie" Johnson, 82, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, September 17, 2012 at her residence, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Yvonne Ione Johnson was born to Albert and Ella (Malvick) Sanden on July 20, 1930 in Walworth Township. As a young girl she moved with her family to a farm in rural Detroit Lakes. She graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1948. She then worked as a secretary for Winston Larson & Associates in Detroit Lakes. On May 21, 1955 she was united in marriage to Roger Johnson in Detroit Lakes.
Feb. 15, 1915-Sept. 12, 2012 Elma S. Busse, 97, of Snellman, died Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at the Frazee Care Center in Frazee. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 24 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Snellman, with Pastor Eddie Hosch officiating. Interment will be in the Snellman Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday. Elma Sylvia Busse was born to Jacob and Hannah (Koskela) Sandbeck on February 15, 1915 in rural Snellman.