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Nov. 19, 1933-July 29, 2010 Former Detroit Lakes resident William T. "Bill" Disse, 76, of New Zealand, passed away Thursday, July 29, 2010 in St. Louis Park, Minn., while visiting family and friends. Bill was born to Herbert "Bubs" and Myrtle Disse on November 19, 1933 in Detroit Lakes. He graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1951. He began his career with Northwestern Bell, before working and traveling around the United States. In 1965 he went to New Zealand, where he met and married Marcia Shepard.
George William Goodman, 51, of Ponsford, died Friday, July 30, 2010 at Emmanuel Community Health Care Facility in Detroit Lakes. Services are set for 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, at the Old Pine Point School in Ponsford, with a vigil starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4. The David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes is serving the family.
July 15, 1921-July 30, 2010 Doris M. Norstad, 89, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, July 30, 2010 at her residence, under the care of hospice. Doris Ike was born to Ole and Minnie (Ranberg) Ike on July 15, 1921 in Plaza, N.D. She grew up on a ranch and attended school, graduating from Plaza High School. She then attended Minot State (N.D.) Teachers College, majoring in business. On October 4, 1947 she was united in marriage to Erling Norstad. They made their home in Fargo. Doris worked as a bookkeeper for 35 years.
Dec. 29, 1951-July 21, 2010 Former Frazee resident Kenneth Jerome "Kenny" Perrine, 58, of Spokane, Wash., went to be with the lord on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, under the care of Hospice House of Spokane. Kenny was born to Nathan and Florence Perrine on December 29, 1951 in Midland, Texas. He started his education at a small country school near Cotton Lake, later moving to Rugby, N.D., where he went to school for six years. Kenny and his family moved back to Frazee, where he attended high school. Kenny devoted his time as a caregiver for Kelly Services in Spokane.
Oct. 10, 1928-July 28, 2010 Rev. Harold A. Erickson, 81, passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at the Crosby Care Center, with his family at his side. Pastor Harold was born to Alfred and Alma (Kjeldson) Erickson on October 10, 1928 in Grand Rapids, Minn. He served in the Marines during World War II, being stationed stateside. On June 26, 1959 he married Rosalyn (Rosie) Nelson at Powderhorn Park Baptist Church in Minneapolis.
Arthur L. "Art" Groth, 85, of Ogema, died Monday, July 26, 2010 at St. Mary's Innovis Health in Detroit Lakes. Nov. 19, 1924-July 26, 2010 Arthur L. "Art" Groth, 85, of Ogema, died Monday, July 26, 2010 at St. Mary's Innovis Health in Detroit Lakes. Art Groth was born to Arthur and Alice (Somdahl) Groth on November 19, 1924 in Ogema. He grew up and attended country school in rural Ogema, later graduating from Waubun High School. He worked on the family farm for many years before working on a custom combine crew that harvested grain throughout the Midwest.
Aug. 28, 1954-July 26, 2010 Kevin Borah, 55, of Fargo, died Monday, July 26, 2010 at Innovis Health in Fargo, from complications following surgery. Kevin was born to Jennings Borah and Ardette Bisson on August 28, 1954 in Detroit Lakes. He was raised in Frazee, where he graduated high school. He married Nancy Kohler August 4, 1973 in Detroit Lakes. They lived in Detroit Lakes and several other Minnesota communities before settling in the Fargo-West Fargo area in 1991.
July 14, 1914-July 22, 2010 Thornton Lemmon, 96, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, July 22, 2010 at Diamond Willow in Detroit Lakes. Thornton, the fourth child of Fredrick and Mabel (Stowell) Lemmon, was born on July 12, 1914 in Pierpont, S.D. He graduated from Pierpont High School in 1932 and in 1934 moved with his family to rural Detroit Lakes, where his parents purchased a farm. In 1935 he worked at a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp near Little Elbow Lake, north of Detroit Lakes. Later that year he attended St.
Gordon Edward Dupre, 82, of Perham, passed away Saturday, July 24, 2010 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 28 at St. Genevieve Catholic Church in Centerville, Minn., with a rosary at 10:20 a.m. A mass of Christian burial is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Genevieve Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Lunch will be served following the service. Arrangements are being provided by David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes.
June 10, 1942-July 22, 2010 Rev. Stuart K. Fankhanel, 68, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday July 22, 2010 at his residence, after a 10-year battle with cancer. Stuart Fankhanel was born to Kurt and Charlotte (Hinze) Fankhanel on June 10, 1942 in Detroit Lakes. He grew up and attended elementary school in Vergas. As a young boy, he helped his parents at Fankhanel's Tavern and Corner Sweet Shop. It was there that he learned to listen to people and how to tell a good story. He was confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Vergas.