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July 31, 1977-Nov. 19, 2010 Anna M. Levy, 33, of Ogema, died Friday, November 19, 2010 as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident near Waubun. Friends may call from 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26 until 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27 at the White Earth Community Center in White Earth. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Columba Episcopal Church in White Earth, with Reverend Coke Smith officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Anna Marie Levy was born to Selim "Deet" Keezer and Sandra Levy on July 31, 1977 in Detroit Lakes.
Jan. 31, 1925-Nov. 20, 2010 John E. Ista, 85, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, November 20, 2010 at St. Mary's-Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26 at the David Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. The visitation will continue for one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov.
Former Red Lake, Minn., resident Rhonda Susan Graves (Ojibwe name, "Benasii Equay"), 60, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at St. Mary's Essentia Health Hospital in Detroit Lakes. A wake will begin on Saturday morning at the Redby Community Center in Redby and will continue until the time of services on Monday. Traditional funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 22 in the Redby Community Center in Redby, Minn., with interment at the Fox Point Cemetery in Redby, under the direction of the Cease Family Funeral Home of Bemidji.
Sept. 12, 1916-Nov. 12, 2010 Former longtime Detroit Lakes resident Virginia E. Sprafka, 94, of St. Paul, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at the Health and Rehabilitation Center of New Brighton in New Brighton, Minn. A Mass of Christian Burial for Virginia was conducted at St. Agnes Catholic Church in St. Paul on Tuesday, Nov. 16. Interment was in the St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Perham. Virginia was born to Edwin and Mary Huseby on Sept. 12, 1916, in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. She grew up and attended schools in the Prairie Provinces of Canada.
Sept. 24, 1966-Nov. 1, 2010 Former Fargo resident Jerome F. Riley, Jr., 44, Largo, Fla., died Monday, November 1, 2010 at his home in Largo. A mass of Christian burial is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes, with Monsignor Timothy McGee officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Interment will be in St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Cemetery near Pelican Lake. Jerome F. Riley Jr. was born to Jerome F. and Mary (Volk) Riley on September 24, 1966 in Fargo.
Jan. 9, 1944-Oct. 30, 2010 Orrin Clifford Espe, 66, died on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at his home in Trion, Georgia at the age of 66. Orrin was born the son of Orval and Beatrice (Gilbertson) Espe on January 9, 1944. He attended school in Mahnomen and graduated with the class of 1962. After graduation he worked as a truck driver for Swifts turkey plant for many years. He married Karen Toczek in 1963 and together they had three sons. In 1975, he moved to Detroit Lakes and married Jeanette Templin, and together they had a daughter.
April 2, 1934-Nov. 15, 2010 Francis "Jeep" Monroe, 76, of Waubun, died Monday, November 15, 2010 at the Twin Valley Living Center in Twin Valley. Jeep was born the son of Robert and Lenore (Bergen) Monroe on April 2, 1934 in White Earth. As a young boy, he attended the Mission School in White Earth. He entered the United States Navy in October of 1951, was honorably discharged on April 4, 1955, and then made his home in White Bear Lake, Minn. He was married and to this union, three children were born.
June 16, 1954-Nov. 15, 2010 Phyllis S. Schulman, also known as "Asinigequag" or "Rock Woman" 56, of Ponsford, died Monday, November 15, 2010 at St. Mary's Essentia Health, surrounded by her loving family following a battle with cancer. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 in the Old Pine Point School. A Traditional Ceremony will be held at 12 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, in the Old Pine Point School, followed by a mass of Christian burial at 1 p.m. in St. Theodore Catholic Church, Ponsford. Phyllis Simmon Rock was born to Simon Rock Sr.
Oct. 25, 1957-Nov. 15, 2010 Richard G. "Rick" Goodman, 53, of White Earth, died Monday, November 15, 2010 at the Frazee Care Center in Frazee. Friends may call from 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 until 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19 at the White Earth Community Center. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. Thursday. A mass of Christian burial is set for 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in White Earth, with Father Walter Butor, O.M.I., officiating.
July 31, 1939-Nov. 10, 2010 Gretchen Tronnes Johnson, 71, died Wednesday, November 10, 2010, in Roseville, Minn., after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Born July 31, 1939 in Fargo, Gretchen was raised in Duluth and summered in Detroit Lakes. Arrangements were entrusted to Roseville Memorial Chapel, 651-631-2727.