DL News Staff
June 3, 1919-Oct. 29, 2012 Former Detroit Lakes resident Aaron C. Bengtson, 93, of Concord, Calif., died Monday, October 29, 2012 at his residence. Aaron Chester Bengtson was born to John and Emily Kittelson Bengtson on June 3, 1919 in Lake Park. He graduated from Lake Park High School, and in 1941 was united in marriage to Eva T. Fingalson. Aaron entered the United States Army during World War II, serving in the South Pacific from Australia through New Guinea, and the Philippines.
Patsy Sue Engebretsen, of Bemidji, died Sunday, October 28, 2012 at the age of 69. She was born in Naoma, W.Va., and traveled extensively throughout her life before settling down in Bemidji. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 in First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services.
Robert "Bob" Jirik, 83, of Mahnomen, died Monday, October 29, 2012 at Sanford Health Systems in Fargo. A funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in St. Michael's Catholic Church, Mahnomen, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, with a prayer service and Knights of Columbus Rosary at 7:30 p.m., in St. Michael's Catholic Church. Arrangements are entrusted to Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home, Mahnomen.
Oct. 13, 1927-Oct. 28, 2012 Lloyd G. Olson, 85, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, October 28, 2012 at his home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2 at First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, with Reverend David Peterson officiating. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov.
Jan. 10, 1939-Oct. 27, 2012 Joseph N. Baity Sr., 73, of rural Ogema, died Saturday, October 27, 2012 in his home, surrounded by his family, who will always remember this kind-hearted, generous man, and all the life lessons he taught. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, in the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Detroit Lakes. Sharing time for family and close friends will be one hour prior to services. Joe was born to Guy H. and Violet (Karsten) Baity on January 10, 1939 in Morris, Minn. He attended school in White Earth until the 8th grade.
Jan. 13, 1931-Oct. 29, 2012 Rachel M. (Walde) Kochmann, 81, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, October 29, 2012 at her home. Rachel was born the daughter of Elmer and Lotti (Parry) Walde on January 13, 1931 in Ponsford. She graduated from Bagley High School in 1949. Rachel was united in marriage to Clarence Kochmann on June 14, 1949 in Bagley.
Oct. 29, 1924-Oct. 26, 2012 Duane W. Bellefeuille, 87, died Friday, October 26, 2012 at the Emmanuel Home in Detroit Lakes. Services for Duane will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the Assumption Catholic Church in Callaway, with Father Zavier Ilango officiating. Visitation will be at the David-Donehower Funeral Chapel in Detroit Lakes from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, followed with a 7 p.m. prayer service. David-Donehower Funeral Home is serving the family.
Dec. 8, 1936-Oct. 23, 2012 Former Detroit Lakes resident Norman T. Nyland, 75, of Moorhead, died Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at the VA Medical Center in Fargo. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29 in First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services. Interment will take place in Pickerel Lake Cemetery, rural Osage. Norman Thomas Nyland was born to Thomas and Lillian (Harvala) Nyland on December 8, 1936 in Wolf Lake Township.
Nov. 7, 1939-Oct. 19, 2012 Former Fargo resident Nancy R. Kapaun, 72, of Pelican Rapids, died Friday, October 19, 2012 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29 at Zion Lutheran Church at Franklin Lake in rural Pelican Rapids, with Reverend Dale Pepelnjak officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, with a 7 p.m.
June 21, 1942-Oct. 22, 2012 Former Richville resident Richard D. Kirkeide, 70, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, October 22, 2012 at the Veterans Hospital in Fargo. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes; friends may call for one hour prior to services. Interment will be in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Ft. Snelling, Minn. Richard Donald Kirkeide was born to Martin and Hattie (Jorgenson) Kirkeide on June 21, 1942 in Greenbush, Minn.