DL News Staff
April 30, 1921-May 23, 2012 Harold Oliver Johnson, 91, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at his residence, surrounded by his family and under care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Funeral services for Harold will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 28 in St. Peter's Lutheran Church, rural Audubon. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 27, with a 6 p.m.
Sept. 21, 1941-May 23, 2012 Former Ponsford resident Leonard A. "Johnson" Larson Sr., 70, of Minneapolis, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at his home, after a long battle with cancer. Surviving Leonard are his sons, Paul (Lisa) of Minneapolis, Edward (Jewel) of Minneapolis, John (Alyson) of Champlain, Minn., and Leonard Jr.
Sept. 28, 1941-May 22, 2012 Darlene Wendt, 70, of Twin Valley, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in Twin Valley Living Center, Twin Valley. Darlene M. Garner was born the daughter of Harold and Frances (Stauffacher) Garner on September 28, 1941 in Minneapolis. She was raised in Bloomington, where she attended school and graduated with the class of 1959. On June 13, 1959, Darlene was united in marriage to Darrell Wendt in Bloomington.
March 24, 1926-May 23, 2012 Mary Jacqueline "Jackie" DeShaw, 86, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's, Detroit Lakes. Jackie was born the daughter of Sidney and Cornelia (Black) Stockstead on March 24, 1926 in Sleepy Eye, Minn. She was raised and educated in Sleepy Eye. Her family later moved to Minneapolis, where Jackie graduated from Marshall High School. Jackie was united in marriage to Edward C. DeShaw on January 30, 1954 in St. Paul. They moved from Minneapolis to Detroit Lakes in 1961.
April 30, 1917-May 22, 2012 Former White Earth, Grand Portage and Twin Cities resident Muriel Ann "Teed" Hull, 95, of Eden Prairie, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in Eden Prairie. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 26 at St. Columba Episcopal Church in White Earth, with Reverend Carol Smith officiating. Visitation will take place for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in St. Columba Episcopal Cemetery. Muriel, known as "Teed," was born to Jerry and Georgiana (Louzon) Selkirk on April 30, 1917 at White Earth. She was united in marriage to James B.
Oct. 4, 1921-May 20, 2012 Pelican Lake resident Margaret R. "Margie" Reed, 90, died Sunday, May 20, 2012 in Wheaton, Minn. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 24 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes. Friends may call for one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Frazee. Margaret Reed was born to Ray and Jessie (Randall) Rasmussen on October 4, 1921 in Frazee. She graduated from Frazee High School in 1938 and then attended Moorhead State Teachers College in Moorhead.
Sept. 19, 1960-Jan. 30, 2012 Douglas Keith Mischke was born to Leslie Ralph and Elaine Marie (Hammje) Mischke on September 19, 1960 in Waukegan, Ill. Doug graduated from the Mundelein High School in Mundelein, Ill., with the class of 1978. He was employed with Buehler in the Libertyville, Ill., area and later worked with Pot Latch in Mundelein. In 1993, Douglas moved to Detroit Lakes, where he resided and was employed with various jobs. On March 27, 2008 his mother, Elaine passed away. On January 30, 2012 Douglas passed away at his home in Detroit Lakes, at 51 years of age.
Feb. 1, 1935-May 20, 2012 Joseph N. Nielson, 77, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Diamond Willow in Detroit Lakes. Joseph Nicholas Nielson was born to Peter and Margaret Nielson on February 1, 1935 in rural Wadena. He grew up and attended country school near his home. He served in the United States Air Force from 1952-1956 during the Korean War. Following his discharge from the service he worked as a heavy equipment operator at a gravel pit near Absaraka, N.D. On June 2, 1960 Joseph was united in marriage to Lavon Schneider in Casselton, N.D.
June 30, 1916-May 19, 2012 Lilly Lorita Kenney, 95, longtime Moorhead resident, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 19, at Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes, MN, surrounded by her family. Lilly (Lil) was born on June 30, 1916 at home in Durbin, N.D., delivered by midwife (Grandma Saar) to George and Lydia (Saar) Jahnke. Lil attended school in Casselton, graduating from Casselton High School in 1934. She played basketball and ran track for the Casselton Squirrels. Lil began nurse's training at the St. John's Hospital in Fargo in July of 1934 and graduated with an R.N.
Thelma Bromander, 86, of Twin Valley, died Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Twin Valley Living Center in Twin Valley. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 21 in Walworth Baptist Church, rural Ulen, with visitation for one hour prior to the service. Visitation was also held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 20, with a 3:30 p.m. prayer service, at Anderson Funeral Home, Twin Valley. Burial was to be in Walworth Baptist Cemetery, rural Ulen. Arrangements were entrusted to the Anderson Funeral Home, Twin Valley.