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Feb. 3, 1916-Jan. 17, 2009 Audubon native Hillard A. Cincush, 92, a longtime resident of Montclair, Calif., passed away Saturday, January 17, 2009. Hillard was born on Feb. 3, 1916 in Audubon. He is survived by his wife, Joan; two daughters, Sheryl Cincush of Upland, Calif., and Donna Matthews of Paso Robles, Calif.; three grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and many friends. His son Bryan Cincush preceded him in death. A memorial service was held Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Ontario, Calif.
Nov. 3, 1949-Jan. 27, 2009 Joyce D. Anderson, 59, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at Innovis Health in Fargo. Joyce Darlene Nelson was born to Dean and Shirley (King) Nelson on Nov. 3, 1949 in Detroit Lakes, where she grew up and received her education, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1967. She then attended North Central Bible College in Minneapolis. On June 5, 1971 Joyce married Donald G. Anderson. They made their home and raised their family in Detroit Lakes. Joyce was very involved in her ministry of music.
June 30, 1933-Jan. 24, 2009 Richard J. Mueller, 75, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, January 24, 2009 at St. Mary's Innovis Health in Detroit Lakes. Richard was born to Joseph and Charlotte (Welter) Mueller on June 30, 1933 at home in Homestead Township, rural New York Mills. Richard was baptized on Oct. 22, 1944 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church, Butler, Minn. The baptism was witnessed and sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Walter Steinbach. Richard attended Kolp and Davies country school until the 5th grade. He graduated from New York Mills High School with the class of 1952.
Sept. 28, 1915-Jan. 20, 2009 Former Detroit Lakes resident Frances L. Mikulecky, 93, of North Olmsted, Ohio, died Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at her residence. Frances Lucille Shaffer was born to Joseph and Olena (Larson) Shaffer on Sept. 28, 1915 in Inverness, Mont. At the age of nine she moved with her family to rural Detroit Lakes. She attended District 70 Country School in rural Detroit Lakes, and then attended Detroit Lakes High School, where she graduated in 1932. She then attended the Detroit Lakes Teacher Training Department, graduating in 1933.
Aug. 14. 1962-Jan. 25, 2009 Former Fargo resident Kim D. Sundeen, 46, of Duluth, Minn., died Sunday, January 25, 2009 at her home, from complications due to diabetes. Kim Diane Sundeen was born to Cecil and Agnes (Swanke) Sundeen on Aug. 14, 1962 in Fargo. She was raised in Tower City, N.D., and graduated from Leola (S.D.) High School. Kim lived most of her adult life in Fargo, where she was employed with Northwestern Bell and Qwest for over 20 years.
Jan. 22, 1933-Jan. 25, 2009 Sallie J. Bush, 76, of Fargo and Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, January 25, 2009 at her Fargo home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Sallie Jean Bush was born to Jack R. and Alta (Erickson) Bush on Jan. 22, 1933 in Detroit Lakes. In 1937, her family moved to Minneapolis, where Sallie graduated from Washburn High School in 1950. From 1950-54, she attended the University Of Minnesota, where she was a member of the women's tennis team and was the women's Singles champion in 1952 and 1953.
July 15, 1929-Jan. 24, 2009 Gwen G. Engen, 79, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, January 24, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. Gwen Horgan was born to Otto and Emma (Qualley) Horgen on July 15, 1929 in Warren, Minn., where she grew up and received her education, graduating from Warren High School. On June 20, 1948 she married Richard A. Engen in Warren, where they made their home until moving to Detroit Lakes in 1957. Gwen enjoyed her role as a mother and homemaker. In 1973, Gwen was very instrumental in the forming of the Senior Citizens Nutrition Center in Detroit Lakes.
Sept. 30, 1918-Jan. 22, 2009 Former Vergas resident Lulu M. Moltzan, 90, of Pelican Rapids, died on Thursday, January 22, 2009 at Pelican Valley Health Center in Pelican Rapids. Lulu Marie Lewis was born to Herbert and Bertha (Brown) Lewis on Sept. 30, 1918 in Hunnewell, Kansas. As a child, she moved to Vergas. On May 26, 1947, Lulu married William Moltzan at St. Paul's Lutheran Church-Loon Lake, near Vergas, MN. She worked at West Central Turkeys in Pelican Rapids for 16 years. Lulu was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church for several years and was active with their Ladies Aid.
Sept. 29, 1930-Jan. 20, 2009 James E. Jader, 78, of Frazee, died Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at the Frazee Care Center in Frazee. James Edwin Jader was born Sept. 29, 1930 in Minneapolis. He was raised in the Mound-Minnetonka area and graduated from Breck Academy. He attended the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He served in the Korean Conflict as a medic. If you were to ask "Jimmy" what his best traits were, he would have replied, "I'm a Jack of all trades!" James is survived by his five children, Jon A.
Sept. 30, 1918-Jan. 23, 2009 Former Lake Park area resident Gordy Gunderson, 82, of Casselton, N.D., passed away on Friday, January 23, 2009 at Bethany Homes in Fargo. Gordy was born the son of Oscar and Emma (Larson) Gunderson on Jan. 31, 1926 in Cooperstown, N.D. He grew up by Aneta, N.D., and attended school in Romness Township. Gordy married Constance "Connie" Hanson on Jan. 9, 1949 at Sundahl Lutheran Church in Aneta. They farmed in Romness Township (Griggs County), near Cooperstown until 1966, when they moved to Lake Park, MN to operate a farm.