DL News Staff
April 21, 1928-May 8, 2012 Lillian Mae (Dalman) Schirmer, 84, passed away at her home in Sanborn, Iowa on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Lillian was born the daughter of Alfred and Lydia (Nelson) Dalman on April 21, 1928 in Vergas. She attended school in Pelican Rapids. On December 18, 1948, she was united in marriage to Norman Edward Schirmer. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Detroit Lakes until moving to Sanborn, Iowa, in 1956. They were blessed with seven children. Throughout the years, Lillian worked at the Pike Café and at Prairie View Nursing Home.
Feb. 15, 1917-Feb. 10, 2012 Wallace J. Rossbach, 94, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, February 10, 2012 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Military rites will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19 in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Detroit Lakes, by the Lake Region Veterans Honor Guard. Wallace J. Rossbach was born to George and Genevieve (Warwick) Rossbach on February 15, 1917 in St. Paul. He graduated from St. Paul Central High School and worked for a number of businesses in St. Paul. He served with the Naval Reserve, 1933-37. Wallace was united in marriage to Norma E.
Gordon Salmela, 76, of Menahga, died Saturday, May 12, 2012 at his home in Menahga. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 17 in the Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church, Menahga. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 and for one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church in Menahga. Interment will be in Sebeka West Cemetery, Sebeka, Minn. Arrangements are being handled by the Wevley Funeral Home of Sebeka.
June 22, 1956-May 7, 2012 On Monday, May 7, 2012 Christian John Beug of Minden, Nev., passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family. Christian was born to Herb and Ramona Beug in Luverne, Minn. The family moved to Detroit Lakes in 1969 where Chris completed his high school education in 1974. He married Wanda Clements in 1977 and they had a daughter, Trisha. They relocated to Reno soon after where Chris managed Country Kitchen. In 1986, he moved to South Lake Tahoe and started work with Farmer Bros. Coffee, continuing until he retired in 2010.
March 4, 1922-Feb. 18, 2012 Dolores Harmon (Nester/Burkes/Ryder) died Saturday, February 18, 2012 in Rochester, Minn. A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 19 in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to the mass. Dolores was born March 4, 1922 in Detroit Lakes. She is survived by her children: Barbara Barbara Gruska, Bonnie Dahlstrom, Daniel (Nancy) Burkes and Michael (Patty) Burkes; 17 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren; one sister, Helen Knopf; and many nieces and nephews.
Virginia "Virgie" Anderson Berg, 82, of La Junta, Colo. (born Aug. 30, 1929 in Frazee) passed away Thursday, October 20, 2011. A graveside committal service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26 in Lakeside Cemetery, Frazee.
Jan. 26, 1944-May 9, 2012 Sharon L. Collinge, 68, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at Oak Crossing after a long, spirited battle with cancer. Sharon was born the daughter of Norman and Francis (Rindy) Amundson on January 26, 1944 in Detroit Lakes. She graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1962 and then attended Ancker Hospital School of Nursing in St. Paul, graduating in 1965. Sharon married Dave Shepard and together they had two sons, Greg and Brian. She worked as a nurse, starting in 1965 at St. Mary's Hospital, where she worked her entire career.
Oct. 9, 1922-May 6, 2012 Stanley "Stan" B. Kittelson, 89, of Elk River, Minn., died on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at the Guardian Angels Care Center in Elk River. Stanley was born the son of Arthur and Alice (Bergstrom) Kittelson on October 9, 1922 in Nevis. He was raised in Nevis, where he attended public schools and graduated in 1940. He entered in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1943; he served in the Pacific Theatre, including Guadalcanal, Okinawa, and China. He was honorably discharged after the war in 1946. Stan was united in marriage to Mavea Julia Domrese on Feb. 8, 1947 in Minneapolis.
Former Frazee resident Charlotte "Char" (Julius) Niemann, 76, passed away Monday, May 7, 2012, at Lakewood Care Center in Staples, Minn. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, May 10 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Frazee, with visitation to be held one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will take place in Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery in Frazee. Lunch will be hosted at the church following the service for all to attend.
July 9, 1948-May 3, 2012 Arthur G. Butcher Jr., 63, of Ponsford, died Thursday, May 3, 2012 at the Mahnomen Health Center in Mahnomen. A private family funeral service will be held, with interment in Calvary Cemetery, White Earth. Arthur George Butcher Jr. was born to Arthur and Susan (Ahbedaush) Butcher Sr., on July 9, 1948 in White Earth. He was raised and educated in Ponsford, graduating from Park Rapids High School in 1966. He attended Haskell Institute for a year and then the University of Minnesota for a year.