DL News Staff
April 10, 1929-Dec. 27, 2012 Clifford Leroy "Roy" Larson Jr., 83, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes. Clifford Leroy Larson Jr. was born to Clifford and Clarice (Chaffee) Larson on April 10, 1929 in rural Hewitt. He attended country school through the eighth grade and then St. Cloud Tech High School for a short time before finishing high school in Wadena. He then attended the Fargo Business College. His first job after college was with the Citizens State Bank (Bremer) in Brandon, Minn.
Nov. 2, 1931-Dec. 28, 2012 Jerome O. Krogen, 81, of Lake Park, died Friday, December 28, 2012 in Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Jerome was born to Einar and Inga (Haugen) Krogen on November 2, 1931 in Pelican Rapids. He grew up and attended country school in District 10 near Lake Park. Jerome served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, from 1952 until he was honorably discharged in 1960. He married Lillian Johnson on June 22, 1957 in Park Lutheran Church, near Hawley.
April 1, 1922-Dec. 30, 2012 Laura L. Menke, 90, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 at The Refuge, 921 SW 8th St., Detroit Lakes, Pastors Mel, Chad and Cory Manning, officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4 at the Refuge; a prayer service will begin at 7 p.m.
Michele Goodman Walker, 37, of St. Cloud, died Saturday, December 22, 2012 at St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, in the White Earth Community Center, White Earth. Visitation begins at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31 in the community center, continuing until the time of funeral services on Wednesday. Burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery in White Earth. Arrangements were entrusted to Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home.
June 5, 1952-Dec. 22, 2012 Paul J. Hanson, 60, of Frazee, died unexpectedly Saturday, December 22, 2012 at his residence in Frazee. A graveside service will be planned in the spring of 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Frazee. Paul Jeffrey Hanson was born June 5, 1952 in Portland, Oregon to Clifford and Barbara (Epperson) Hanson. He attended grade school in Portland before moving with his family to southern California. He graduated in 1970 from Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif.
Oct. 12, 1939-Dec. 23, 2012 Cynthia J. Pellman, 73, of Machesney Park, Ill., passed away Sunday, December 23, 2012, in her home. She was born Oct. 12, 1939, in Detroit Lakes, MN, the 12th child of Joe and Bernice (Pooley) Crovisier. Her mother was the donor of the Lyle Crovisier Memorial Park. She married Robert V. Pellman on Jan. 13, 1957, in Lake Park. She was employed with the Harlem School District for 24 years, providing love and support to hundreds of special needs children and their families. Cynthia and Robert had six children and her life was her family.
Jan. 4, 1947-Dec. 14, 2012 Neil D. Johnson, 65, of Richville, died Friday, December 14, 2012 at Essentia Health in Fargo. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, in United Methodist Church, Richville, with Pastor Rod Tornquist officiating. Inurnment will be in the Richville Village Cemetery following the service. Visitation will be from 12 to 2 p.m. Friday at the church. Neil, the oldest son of Roy and Annie Johnson of Battle Lake, was born on January 4, 1947 in Fergus Falls. Neil attended school in Battle Lake and graduated with the class of 1965.
Dec. 17, 1922-Dec. 19, 2012 Due to an unexpected illness we have lost to death one of our finest. Joseph "Ike" Berry, 90, of White Earth, passed away peacefully with family and an incredible health staff by his side at the Mahnomen Health Center on Wednesday, December 19, 2012. Joseph was born On December 17, 1922 to Myron and Louisa (Fairbanks) Berry in White Earth. His last days were not alone. Family from across the states flew in to be by his side.
Jan. 14, 1924-Dec. 18, 2012 Orville E. Dahlsad, 88, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, died Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Sanford Health in Fargo. Orville was born the son of Claus and Evangeline (Bjerke) Dahlsad on January 14, 1924 in Georgetown, Minn. He attended country school and graduated from Northwest School of Agriculture in Crookston in 1942. He served in the United States Army and was honorable discharged in 1946. Orville was united in marriage to Doris Dunham on November 13, 1948 in Hawley.
Nov. 5, 1944-Dec. 13, 2012 Ronald "Junior" Dean Cogger went to his final resting home on Thursday, December 13, 2012. He was 68 years old and lived in Fargo. Ronald was born November 5, 1944 in White Earth. "Junior" enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with friends. He went to school in White Earth elementary, then to Waubun High School in Waubun. He also lived a good portion of his adult life in Kenosha, Wis., where he had his own roofing business. Junior had a great sense of humor and loved his friends dearly.