DL News Staff
Jan. 15, 1947-Sept. 27, 2011 John "Jack" E. Escherich, devoted husband, father, grandfather, 64, of rural Lake Park, died Tuesday, September 27, 2011, surrounded by his family at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Jack was born the son of Richard and Eleanor (Calendar) Escherich on January 15, 1947 in Evergreen Park, Ill. He was raised and educated in Evergreen Park. As a young man, Jack served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968 as a mechanic, and also did search and rescue missions while serving in Europe.
Oct. 16, 1924-Sept. 25, 2011 Dearly loved by family and friends, Elizabeth "Betty" Rothschadl, 87, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, September 25, 2011, at Oak Crossing assisted living facility. Elizabeth was born October 16, 1924, at her parents' Ogema home. She married Jim N. Rothschadl on October 12, 1943, and the couple settled on the Stech farmstead near Ogema, where they lived more than 50 years. In addition to farm and housework, Elizabeth stayed equally busy with community, school and church activities.
Oct. 17, 1923-Sept. 23, 2011 Charles Holtgrewe, 87, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, September 23, 2011 at Golden Manor in Detroit Lakes. Charles Holtgrewe was born to George and Martha (Luhr) Holtgrewe on October 17, 1923 in Paderborn, Germany. The family moved to the United States when Charles was one year old. They made their home in Dwight, N.D., where Charles grew up and attended school. They later moved to Staples, where Charles attended and played basketball for Staples High School. He then served in the United States Air Force from 1943-1946, as an airplane mechanic.
June 17, 1930-Sept. 23, 2011 Robert D. Wellman, 81, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, September 23, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Robert Wellman was born to Theodore and Helen (Wolfe) Wellman on June 17, 1930 in Aberdeen, S.D. He grew up and received his education in Aberdeen, graduating from Aberdeen High School. He worked in the Red Owl grocery store in Aberdeen before serving in the United States Army from 1950-1952. Following his discharge, Robert returned to Aberdeen, where he was united in marriage to Gladys Delzer on July 19, 1953.
Dennis D. Klug, 63, of Frazee, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 in his home. Visitation and prayer services took place Tuesday, Sept. 20 at the Furey Funeral Home in Frazee. The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21 in Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Frazee, with burial in the church cemetery.
Jan. 24 1920-Sept. 19, 2011 Glay Munson, 91, of Detroit Lakes, died on Monday, September 19, 2011, at Essentia Health-St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes, MN. Glay Clemetson was born to Edward and Matilda (Stulin) Clemetson on January 24, 1920, in Hawley. She grew up and attended school in Hawley, where she was baptized and confirmed in Hawley Lutheran Church. She then moved to Chicago to work in the factories during World War II. Glay married Milo Munson on August 16, 1943, in Chicago, Ill., and they lived in nine different states before moving to Detroit Lakes upon Milo's retirement.
Former Detroit Lakes resident Daryl E. Huntley, 96, of Minneapolis, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2011. She was born in Muskoda, Minn. Preceding her in death were her son, Michael; husband, Emerson; granddaughter, Michelle Bischof; son-in-law, Carlos delPlaine; three sisters and two brothers.
Former Detroit Lakes resident Sydney E. Knight, 89, of Mahtomedi, Minn., beloved mom, grandma, great grandma, sister and friend, ended her journey of life at Cerenity Care Center on Monday, September 19, 2011, surrounded by her family. Preceding her in death were her husband, Dean; sister, Inez; brothers-in-law, Bud and Ed; and sister-in-law, Lee. She is survived by daughters Pat (Charles) Stabenow, Mary (Tim) Churchill, Barb (Gary) Christiansen, Cathy (Steve) Schwarze and Ann (Mike) Leegard; 14 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; brothers J.R.
Oct. 9, 1940-Sept. 17, 2011 Mary Jo Reimer, 70, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at her home on Fox Lake, surrounded by her loving family, under the care of hospice after a courageous battle with cancer. Mary Jo Meath was born the daughter of Frank and Laura (Vore) Meath on October 9, 1940, in Fargo. She grew up in Fargo and graduated from Shanley High School. Mary Jo was united in marriage to Herbert Reimer on October 18, 1958 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Fargo.
Feb. 13, 1920-Sept. 15, 2011 Luella Evelyn Pritchard, 91, a longtime area resident, was peacefully ushered into eternity on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 at St. Joseph's Area Health Services in Park Rapids, while her son was comforting her by reading scripture to her. Luella was born to John and Meta (Blauert) Wettels on February 13, 1920 at the old Stone family homestead near Ponsford. As a young girl, she moved with her family to a farm on the Ponsford Prairie, where she attended the Round Lake Country School near her home.