DL News Staff
Jan. 18, 1916-June 11, 2012 Edna Marie Benson, 96, of Detroit Lakes, passed away Monday, June 11, 2012 at The Cottage at Emmanuel, surrounded by her loving family. Edna was born January 18, 1916, to John and Augusta Krueger of Bemidji, one of nine children. As a child, she excelled at horseback riding and also drove the local "school bus" (a horse-drawn wagon) while she was in elementary school.
Barbara Gunderson, 75, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Sanford Health in Fargo. Visitation is set from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 21, followed with a 7 p.m. prayer service, all at West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 22 in St. Peter's Lutheran Church, rural Audubon. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Jan. 6, 1918-June 16, 2012 Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2012 for Ellen Nieminen at the Apostolic Lutheran Church in New York Mills, with Pastor Don Salo officiating. The hymns will be sung by the congregation with special music provided by Andy and Janet Tumberg. The pallbearers are Ellen's grandsons: Mark Koskela, Merlin Koskela, Scott Koskela, Timothy Nieminen, John Nieminen, Thomas Nieminen, Joseph Nieminen and Bryan Stewart.
July 7, 1922-June 13, 2012 Jerome J. Mercil, 89, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. A mass of Christian burial is set for 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 18 in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes, with Monsignor Timothy McGee officiating. Friends may call for one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, June 25 in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery, Gently, Minn. Jerome Jean Mercil was born to Arthur and Albertine (Sauve) Mercil on July 7, 1922 in Crookston, Minn.
July 8, 1951-June 14, 2012 Marilyn R. Peterson, 60, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, June 14, 2012 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes following a courageous battle with cancer. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 18 in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes. Celebrating the mass will be Monsignor Timothy McGee and Father Jerry Rogers. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today (Sunday) at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes, with a 7 p.m. prayer service to follow. It will also be continued one hour prior to mass on Monday.
May 29, 1929-June 11, 2012 Dolores Elaine (Melvin) Everson, 83, of Banner, Wyo., passed away on Monday, June 11, 2012 at the Memorial Hospital of Sheridan, Wyo. Dolores was born to parents Clara (Kane) and Clifford Melvin on May 29, 1929 in Clinton, Iowa. She graduated from Lyons High School. In 1947 she met her first husband, Elmer Stevens and they were married in 1948 for a short time. She gave birth to a daughter, Bonnie Jean (Stevens) Hendricks. She later met her second husband and was married to Robert Floyd Everson on Feb.
April 14, 1933-May 31, 2012 Carol M. Johnson, 79, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2012 at her home in Couer D'Alene, Idaho, after a battle with cancer. Carol was born to Paul and Alice Johnson, of Callaway, on April 14, 1933. She grew up in Callaway, where her parents ran the Johnson Bee Farm. She attended Detroit Lakes High School and graduated in 1951. After high school, she attended Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., graduating in 1955.
May 15, 1920-June 10, 2012 Beatrice M. Tessman age 92 of Detroit Lakes, MN died Sunday June 10, 2012 at her residence. Beatrice May Tessman was born to Henry and Lena (Bratten) Mitchell on May 15, 1920 in Erie, N.D. The family moved to Detroit Lakes when Beatrice was a young girl. She grew up and attended school in Detroit Lakes, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1938. During World War II she moved to California, where she worked for North American Aircraft. In 1945 she was united in marriage to Russell Tessman in Detroit Lakes.
Jan. 5, 1943-June 10, 2012 Joy A. Peterson, 69, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Sanford Health in Fargo. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, June 14 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, with Pastor Jillene Gallitin officiating. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, with a 7 p.m. prayer service to follow, at David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes. Visitation will continue one hour prior to Thursday's services at the church. Joy Annette Peterson was born to Dorin and Ethel (Wothe) Anderson on January 5, 1943 in Des Moines, Iowa.
April 12, 1941-June 9, 2012 Karl B. Denly, 71, of Audubon, died Saturday, June 9, 2012 at his residence. Karl Benjamin Denly was born to Ben and Hilda (Gerdes) Denly on April 12, 1941 in Osceola, Iowa. He grew up and attended school in Truro, Iowa, graduating from Truro High School. Following high school he moved to Colorado, where he worked as a cowboy on a ranch for the next six years. He then attended South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D., for one year. He moved to Casselton, N.D., where he managed the grain elevator.