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March 3, 1915-May 23, 2009 Longtime Fargo resident June Kringen, 94, died Saturday, May 23, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, where she had been living since 2004. June was born in Golden Valley County, N.D., on March 3, 1915.
May 31, 1917-May 21, 2009 Longtime Osage-Wolf Lake area resident Anna S. Alanen, 91, of Frazee, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 21, 2009 at the Frazee Care Center in Frazee, with her loved ones at her side. Anna Sophia was born to Peter and Sophia (Karjalainen) Pesolain on May 31, 1917 in New York Mills, Minn., the second of their five children. She attended the Toad Lake Country School near her home. Following the untimely death of her father in 1924, her mother married Lauri Westerinen, who helped raise the children as his own. On Aug.
Feb. 22, 1922-May 18, 2009 Harriet C. Kivilin, 87, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, May 18, 2009 at the Hiawatha Care Center in Hiawatha, Iowa. Harriet Cecelia Fulmer was born to Henry and Cecilia (Frosch) Fulmer on Feb. 22, 1922 in Chicago, Ill. She married James J. Kivilin on Oct. 23, 1954 in Evanston, Ill. They lived in Elmwood Park, Ill., until moving to Detroit Lakes in 1960. Harriet owned and operated the Country Store in Detroit Lakes during the 1970s. The store is fondly remembered as having an old-fashioned soda fountain and the best ice cream in town.
Aug. 6, 1914-May 22, 2009 Arthur R. Disse, 94, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, May 22, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Arthur Raymond Disse was born Aug. 6, 1914 in Erie Township, rural Detroit Lakes. He was raised and educated in Erie Township. Art married Luella Schultz on Sept. 6, 1938 in Detroit Lakes, where they lived their entire married life. Art worked as a master carpenter in Detroit Lakes. Luella died Jan. 22, 1996. Art married Virginia Salo in July of 2000 in Detroit Lakes. He had raised mink and operated Art Disse Storage and Art Disse Construction.
July 9, 1944-May 22, 2009 Lyle J. Bunnis, 64, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, May 22, 2009 at 308 W. Union St. in Detroit Lakes, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Lyle John Bunnis was born to John and Elsie (Johnson) Bunnis on July 9, 1944 in Detroit Lakes, where he was raised and educated. He attended the Detroit Lakes Business College, 1962-64. In October 1966, Lyle married Karen Knutson in Detroit Lakes. They later divorced.
Aug. 5, 1929-May 21, 2009 Lois A. Engstrand, 79, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, May 21, 2009 in her home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Lois Adelaide Thorson was born to Albert and Jonnette (Dorseth) Thorson on Aug. 5, 1929 in Flom, Minn. She attended grade school in Flom and one year at Waubun High School. She then moved to International Falls, Minn., where she finished high school. Lois worked at a drug store in Fargo for a few years before she moved to Minneapolis, where she worked as a secretary for Durowall Concrete Company.
March 17, 1950-Dec. 31, 2008 Lynn Schirmer, 58, of Detroit Lakes, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 in Apache Junction, Ariz., of a massive heart attack. Lynn, the former owner of Lynn's Food Center, worked as a personal caregiver in Arizona during the winter and in Detroit Lakes during the summer. Surviving Lynn are his wife of 25 years, Ellen Schirmer; son, Erin Jay Schirmer; sister, Loretta Schirmer and her daughter; a special aunt, Lorraine Grobe; and special friend, Cory Rebne, all of Detroit Lakes. Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m.
Audubon native Lowell H. "Gil" Gilbertson, 89, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2009, in Henderson, Nev. Lowell H. Gilbertson was born and raised in Audubon. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired as president of Nelson Laboratories in Sioux Falls, S.D., in 1984. He and his wife Isabelle moved to Henderson, Nev., in 1998. Surviving Gil are his wife of 64 years, Isabelle (Kohler, of Detroit Lakes); daughter Deborah (Dick) Huber of Henderson, Nev.; son, L. Dean (Cathy) Gilbertson of Omaha, Neb.; and two grandchildren.
May 5, 2009-May 20, 2009 Josiah Anthony Brunner, precious infant son of Ryan Brunner and Rochelle Nelson of Detroit Lakes, passed away peacefully in the arms of his family on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis. Josiah was born on May 5, 2009 in Minneapolis, and passed away a short 15 days later. Surviving Josiah are his parents, Ryan Brunner and Rochelle Nelson of Detroit Lakes; his maternal grandparents, Paul (Janine) Nelson of Park Rapids and Lois Nelson of Detroit Lakes; his paternal grandparents, Marilyn (Richard) Soden of Salina, Kan.; maternal great grand
Oct. 8, 1910-March 29, 2009 Mabel C. Snartland, 98, of Lake Park, died Sunday, March 29, 2009 at Sunnyside Care Center in Lake Park. Mabel C. Kroeger was born to John and Clarice (Kvistlen) Kroeger on Oct. 8, 1910 in Oakes, N.D. On July 7, 1947 she married Jacob O'Neil in Moorhead. Jacob died on Jan. 21, 1986. Surviving Mabel are her son, Robert Grace Sr. of Jordan, Minn.; one grandson and one great granddaughter. Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband and a daughter, Sandra Lees. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 26 in Moorhead Memorial Gardens.