DL News Staff
Feb. 11, 1934-Nov. 22, 2011 Arvin "Chub" Berneal Christensen, 77, of Frazee, died Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at Essentia Hospital, Fargo, surrounded by his wife and family. Chub Christensen was born to Herb and Alta (Jacobs) Christensen on February 11, 1934 in Hendricks, Minn. He was the oldest of nine children. Chub grew up in Battle Lake, Minn., where he graduated from high school. He was married to Nancy Wade for 56 years. He drove truck for 43 years; the equivalent to 160 trips around the world. Chub's interest in trucking began with ride-alongs with Watt Watson.
Linn Sakrismo, 58, of Twin Valley, died Monday, November 21, 2011 at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Anderson Funeral Home, Twin Valley. Funeral services are set for 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 in Aspelund Lutheran Church, Flom, with visitation for one hour preceding the service. Arrangements were entrusted to the Anderson Funeral Home, Twin Valley.
March 4, 1986-Nov. 19, 2011 Brenda L. Keezer, 25, of Ogema, died Saturday, November 19, 2011 at her residence in Ogema. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24, with an 8 p.m. prayer service, at the Circle of Life School in White Earth. Visitation will also continue at the school from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services on Friday. A mass of Christian burial for Brenda will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25 in St. Benedict's Catholic Church, White Earth. Brenda Lynn Keezer was born to Vernon Keezer and Carol Zortman on March 4, 1986 in Detroit Lakes.
Former Detroit Lakes resident John Theisen, 59, of Sioux Falls, S.D., passed away Sunday, November 20, 2011 at Sanford Hospital. Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. with family present at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Sioux Falls, S.D. The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 at Chapel Hill Funeral Home.
July 12, 1935-Nov. 15, 2011 Former Tower City, N.D., resident Roy Luther Dunham, 76, of Frazee, died in his Fargo home on Tuesday, November 15, 2011. He was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) in June 2011 and was cared for by his wife, children and grandchildren with the assistance of Red River Valley Hospice. Roy was born on July 12, 1935 on a farm in rural Tower City. He graduated in 1952 from Tower City High School and served in the Army from 1954 to 1956. After his discharge, he returned to the family farm and farmed for over 40 years.
After a tough fight with a series of medical issues, Detroit Lakes summer resident Jerry Landry passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at Kindred Hospital in Scottsdale, Ariz. Jerry was born and raised in Duluth, Minn.
Jan. 13, 1919-Nov. 13, 2011 Audrey L. Ortenstone, 92, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, November 13, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Emmanuel Nursing Home Chapel, with Chaplain Vicki Marthaler, officiating. Visitation took place for one hour prior to services. Audrey Luverne Ortenstone was born to Herter and Camilla (Hansen) Nelson on January 13, 1919 in Minneapolis. She graduated at age 16 as the salutatorian of the Columbia Heights High School class of 1935.
March 6, 1922-Nov. 14, 2011 Lloyd C. Dretsch, 89, of Frazee, passed away Monday, November 14, 2011, at the Frazee Care Center with his family at his side. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 at Furey Funeral Home in Frazee. A rosary service will take place at 6:30 p.m., with a prayer service to follow at 7 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov.
June 5, 1930-Nov. 12, 2011 Charles S. Svare, 81, of Audubon, died Saturday November 12, 2011 at his son's residence in rural Audubon, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Charles Svare was born to George and Signe (Johnson) Svare on June 5, 1930 in Pelican Rapids. He grew up and attended elementary school in Vergas. He graduated from Frazee High School in 1949. As a young man he worked for Franklin Fence, and Fankhanel's Bar in Vergas, as well as Daggett Trucking in Frazee and Detroit Grocery in Detroit Lakes. He served in the United States Army Reserve, 1951-1956.
Robert J. Neubauer, 90, of Fargo, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2011 at ManorCare Health Services in Fargo. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, with visitation starting at 5 p.m. The funeral service is set for 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at Elim Lutheran Church, 321 9th St. N, Fargo.