DL News Staff
Nov. 9, 1926-Aug. 13, 2012 Joe H. Mack, 85, a lifetime Ponsford Prairie area resident, peacefully entered eternity on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 at his home northwest of Osage. Joe was born to Henry and Mary (Nunn) Mack on Nov. 9, 1926 on his parents' farm on the Ponsford Prairie. He attended the Linnell Country School through the eighth grade and then went on to attend high school in Park Rapids. As a young man, Joe farmed with his father. On Oct. 23, 1946, he was united in marriage to Violet Molander at St. Theodore's Catholic Parsonage near Ponsford.
Sept. 4, 1949-Aug. 10, 2012 David W. Keen Sr., 62, of Detroit Lakes, passed away in his sleep on Friday, August 10, 2012 at his residence. David William Keen was born to Edward and Doris (Keusch) Keen on September 4, 1949 in Baltimore, Maryland. David attended school in Baltimore and Willow River, Minn., before moving to Detroit Lakes in 1967, when his parents purchased the "Blue Goose," a bar on Richwood Road north of Detroit Lakes. In 1968 David joined the U.S. Navy, attending basic training in San Diego, Calif.
Jul. 16, 1937-Aug. 10, 2012 Darrel D. Carr, 75, of Rochert, died Friday, August 10, 2012 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14 in David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, with Chaplain Vicki Marthaler officiating. There will be visitation for one hour prior to services. Military rites will be provided by the Lake Region Veterans Honor Guard. Darrel Douglas Carr was born to Donald and Angeline (Rennewanz) Carr on July 16, 1937 in Grand Park Township, rural Rochert.
Jan. 21, 1932-Aug. 10, 2012 Allen L. Erickson, 80, of Lake Park, died on Friday, August 10, 2012 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Allen L. Erickson was born to Alex and Emma (Solein) Erickson on January 21, 1932, in Gully, Minn. He grew up and attended school in Gully until the ninth grade, and graduated from Fosston High School in 1950. He then attended college at the University of Minnesota, where he graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy in 1955. During the summer months, while in college, Allen worked for Mark's Drug Store in Fosston.
May 17, 1925-Aug. 8, 2012 Norman "Norm" O. Scobey, 87, of Moorhead, died Wednesday, August 8, 2012 in Golden Living Center, Moorhead. Norman Oscar Scobey was born to Oscar and Alma (Helgeson) Scobey on May 17, 1925 in Minneapolis. He grew up in Deronda, Wis., where he graduated from high school. Norm was a World War II veteran, serving from 1943 to 1946. He returned to Brookings, S.D., attended college and earned his bachelor's degree. Norm moved to Moorhead, where he sold real estate and worked in the insurance business. He owned and operated Holiday Insurance in Moorhead.
Funeral services are pending for former Dent resident Marlene Honer, 52, of Detroit Lakes. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Karvonen & Son Funeral Home of New York Mills.
Feb. 12, 1921-Aug. 9, 2012 Clayton R. Olsen, 91, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, August 9, 2012 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 at the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Clayton Raymond Olsen was born to Martin and Clara (Nelson) Olsen on February 12, 1921 in Spencer, Iowa. He was raised in Hopkins, Minn., and graduated from Hopkins High School in 1939. He attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in 1941 and 1942.
Longtime Vergas resident Brian Lee "Bri" Glawe, 62, passed away Saturday, August 4, 2012 at Sanford Health in Fargo. A celebration of his life will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 at the Vergas Event Center, to be followed by a 7 p.m. prayer service. Refreshments will be served following the service. Furey Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
Aug. 15, 1932-Aug. 5, 2012 Juliette B. Totland, 79, of Frazee, died Sunday, August 5, 2012 at the Frazee Care Center in Frazee. Juliette Bernadine Totland was born to Frank and Anna (Kinnen) Blauert on August 15, 1932 in Height of Land Township, rural Frazee. She grew up and attended country school in that area. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church at Height of Land. On Sept. 3, 1950 she was united in marriage to Leonard M. Totland, also at St. John's Lutheran Church.
Jan. 24, 1953-July 31, 2012 Helen Marie Klassen, 59, of Osage, died on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at her home in rural Osage. Helen Marie Nordstrom was born the daughter of Albin and Norma (Sailor) Nordstrom on January 24, 1953 in Detroit Lakes. She graduated from Detroit Lakes High School, Moorhead State University, North Dakota State University and finally, Harvard University, in 1996 with a Masters Degree and a Ph.D. Following graduation from Moorhead State University, Helen started her teaching career at age 20 at Pine Point School in Ponsford.