DL News Staff
Nov. 15, 1941-July 14, 2012 Former Detroit Lakes resident Richard Charles Schooler, 70, of Hutchinson, Minn., passed away Saturday, July 14, 2012 at his home in Hutchinson. Richard Charles Schooler was born the son of Harley and Dorothy (Courtright) Schooler on November 15, 1941 in Detroit Lakes. He was baptized as an infant and later confirmed in his faith as a young man at First Methodist Church in Detroit Lakes. Richard was a member of United Methodist Church in Detroit Lakes through most of his adult life. Local services for Richard were held at 1 p.m.
Feb. 8, 1942-July 8, 2012 Marvel L. Nelson, 70, of Lexington, Texas, died Sunday, July 8, 2012, at St. Joseph's Regional Health Center in Bryan, Texas. Marvel LaVerne Nelson was born the daughter of Manley and Lorena (Williams) Nelson of Scambler Township, Pelican Rapids, on February 8, 1942 at St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes. She was baptized by Rev. M.S. Gjerde at his home in rural Pelican Rapids; sponsors were her Uncle Willie and Aunt Viola Heimark. She grew up in Scambler Township, rural Pelican Rapids, was con-firmed by Rev.
Oct. 8, 1938-May 28, 2012 Orlo Raymond Gilbert, 73, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, May 28, 2012 in his home, surrounded by family and dear friends after a 10-year battle with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL). Orlo was born to Floyd Parker Gilbert and Alice Sorenson Gilbert on October 8, 1938 on a ranch in Belle Fourche, S.D. He was the conductor of the symphony orchestra and professor of music at Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tenn., for 31 years. He retired in 2000 after 39 years of teaching.
Ivy Ailport, 74, of Ogema, died Monday, July 9, 2012 at her home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. A mass of Christian burial was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 13 in St. Benedict's Catholic Church, White Earth, with Father Walter Butor, OMI, officiating. An all night visitation was at the White Earth Community Center beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 12 with a service at 6:30 p.m. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery, White Earth. Services were entrusted to the Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home, Mahnomen.
Loren Smith, 43, of Detroit Lakes, died as the result of a massive heart attack on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Essentia Health Hospital in Fargo. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday July 16, with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service, at the White Earth Community Center in White Earth. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 17 in St. Benedict's Catholic Church, White Earth, with interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery, White Earth. Arrangements were entrusted to Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home, Mahnomen.
Ronald "Ron" Strand, 77, of Mission, Texas, died Monday, December 8, 2011 in a McAllen, Texas hospital. A memorial service is set for 2 p.m. this Saturday, July 21 in Cormorant Lutheran Church, Lake Park.
Former Detroit Lakes resident Laura M. (Wiegand) Pederson, 86, of Delano, Minn., passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21 in St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Audubon, with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Laura will be deeply missed by her children, Lynn (Donald) Flett, Rodney (Kathy) Lezer, Gail Marks, Colleen (Joel) St.
May 9, 1935-June 28, 2012 Richard ("Rick'") Christian Schmoll, 77, passed away at home in Montana on Thursday, June 28, 2012. Born to Christian Frederick and Evelyn Luella (Story) Schmoll on May 9, 1935 in Popple Grove, Minn., Rick was the third of four children, and the only boy. As a young boy, Rick helped to work the family farm, and this was the beginning of his lifelong dedication to hard work and self-reliance. He moved to Montana in his teens, and he considered it home for the rest of his life, no matter where else he had to live to find work.
May 2, 1930-July 6, 2012 Fern Andersen, 82, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, July 6, 2012 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Fern was born the daughter of Mortimer and Hazel (Swetland) Earley on May 2, 1930, in rural Otter Tail County. Shortly after graduating from Detroit Lakes High School, she started her career with Becker County Social Services. Fern was united in marriage to Robert Andersen on November 6, 1969 in Barnesville. They made their home in Crookston. Fern worked for Polk County Social Services for many years, until her retirement.
April 21, 1918-July 7, 2012 Eugene Joseph "Gene" Clark, Sr., was born to Michael and Alice (Heisler) Clark on April 21, 1918 in White Earth. He was raised at the ranch on Rat Lake and attended Kay's Corner School. As a young man, Gene worked at a CCC Camp and for farmers in the Glyndon-Felton area. On March 19, 1941, he enlisted in the United States Army. He proudly served his country during World War II and was honorably discharged on August 9, 1945. Following his discharge, Gene was united in marriage to Catherine McArthur on May 16, 1946 in Detroit Lakes.