DL News Staff
Jan. 27, 1956-April 30, 2012 Sharon R. Moe, 56, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, April 30, 2012 at Emmanuel Nursing Home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 6, with a time of sharing at 6 p.m., in David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes. The visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Monday. Funeral services will be 11 a.m.
June 5, 1924-May 1, 2012 Ale E. Niemi, 87, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes. Ale was born the son of Waino and Esther (Heinonen) Niemi on June 5, 1924 in Chisolm, Minn. As a young child, he moved with his family to the Snellman area. Following the death of his parents, he was raised by John and Lempi Hendrickson. Ale attended country school at Pickerel Lake. He served in the United States Army from 1944 to 1946. Ale was united in marriage to Irene Bakken on November 18, 1950 in Ponsford.
April 22, 1929-April 30, 2012 Ruth M. Kertscher, 83, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, April 30, 2012 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Ruth Mildred Kertscher was born to William and Helen (Disterhoff) Bevins on April 22, 1929 in Ogema. She grew up and attended school in Ogema. The family later moved to Elbow Lake. On January 25, 1947 Ruth was united in marriage to Frederick L. Kertscher. They made their home and raised their family in the Detroit Lakes area. Ruth operated the Lakeland Cafe in Detroit Lakes for several years.
Oct. 25, 1940-April 29, 2012 James D. Ross, 71, of Detroit Lakes died Sunday, April 29, 2012 at the Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. James Duane Ross was born to Raymond and Gladyce Andersen on October 25, 1940 in Perham. He grew up in rural Vergas and attended District 166 country school. He served in the United States Navy from 1962 to 1965. On February 14, 1966 he was united in marriage to Marilyn Loerzel in Dent, Minn. They farmed near Dent until 1973, when they moved to Detroit Lakes.
Arthur M. "Art" Mjor, 90, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Oak Crossing, Detroit Lakes. His parents were Gustav and Lena (Vik) Mjor. Art was raised on the family farm northeast of Hitterdal. He graduated from Hitterdal High School in 1942. Art and his brother Harry purchased the family farm, which they operated together for many years. After they sold the farm Art continued farming, working for Jerry Trom. Art was united in marriage to Ferne Pender on April 18, 1987 at First Lutheran Church, and they made their home in Audubon.
May 13, 1937-April 26, 2012 Darlene M. Kiehl, 74, of Frazee, died Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Essentia Health in Fargo. A memorial service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 3 in Furey Funeral Home, Frazee, with visitation for one hour prior to the service. Furey Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave online condolences, please visit www.fureyfh.com . Darlene was born the daughter of Lawrence and Ellna (Peterson) Ellis on May 13, 1937 in Detroit Lakes. She graduated from Detroit Lakes School, class of 1955.
Cordell "Cory" A. Rebne, 48, of Detroit Lakes and Apache Junction, Ariz., died Thursday, April 26, 2012 at an Arizona hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending with West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes.
Jan. 30, 1956-April 25, 2012 Larry "Bear" J. Gillette, 56, of rural Osage, Minnesota, died peacefully Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at his home under the care of his wife and Hospice of the Red River Valley. Larry, the son of Raymond and Alta (Gade) Gillette, was born on January 30, 1956 in Fargo. He was raised and educated in Moorhead. Larry was united in marriage to Mary Meeks on July 16, 1973 in Sisseton, S.D. They made their home in rural Osage.
Dec. 29, 1949-April 25, 2012 Harland E. Thompson, 62, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at the VA Medical Center in Fargo. Funeral services for Harland will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 30, in Seventh-day Adventist Church, Detroit Lakes. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 29 at David Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, continuing for one hour prior to services Monday at the church. Interment will be held in Lake Eunice Seventh-day Adventist Cemetery, rural Detroit Lakes. Harland Eugene Thompson was born to Darwin J. and Clyda P.
Jan. 20, 1921-April 23, 2012 Floyd Estlick, 91, of Battle Lake, passed away Monday, April 23, 2012 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Fargo. Floyd Wayne Estlick was born the son of John G. and Lila E. (Malcolm) Estlick on January 20, 1921 in Perham. He was baptized as an adult at the Basswood Seventh Day Adventist Church. He attended the Amor School and continued his education at the Wahpeton science school, where he was enrolled in hydronics and plumbing. He also spent three and a half years studying agriculture through the Morris agriculture school.