DL News Staff
April 7, 1920-Nov. 7, 2011 Former Detroit Lakes and Pelican Rapids resident Gordon Hartwell Goepferd, 91, of Fergus Falls, died Monday, November 7, 2011, at Broen Memorial Home, Fergus Falls. Gordon Goepferd was born the son of Henry and Mabel (Holm) Goepferd on April 7, 1920 at their home in Bartlett Township, Todd County, Minn. He went to country schools, then to high school in Verndale, Minn., graduating in l938. Gordon took teacher's training at St. Cloud State, then taught country school for two years. While in high school and college, he played baseball, basketball and football.
June 18, 1936-Nov. 3, 2011 Merlyn Duane "Bub" Moe, 75, of Vergas passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 3, 2011. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, November 7, 2011, at the Vergas United Methodist Church, with a 7 p.m. prayer service to take place at 7 p.m. It will continue one hour prior to services at the community center on Tuesday. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8 at the Vergas Community Center. Interment will be made in Vergas Village Cemetery. Lunch will be hosted at the Vergas Community Center following the service for all to attend.
June 6, 1917-Nov. 4, 2011 Marjorie Lois (Kohler) Johnson, 94, passed away November 4, 2011 at Shepherd of the Valley Care Center in Casper, Wyo. Per her wishes graveside services will be held at a later date. Her cremains will be buried next to her husband at Highland Cemetery in Casper. Marjorie was born to William J. Kohler and Ella (Disse) Kohler of Audubon on June 6, 1917. She was the second child in a family of 10. Farm chores, rural schooling and helping to care for her siblings kept her busy. Marjorie married Elmer W.
Sept. 4, 1946-Nov. 4, 2011 Former Detroit Lakes resident Kathryn H. Wendt, 65, of Mapleton, Minn., died Friday, November 4, 2011 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Mankato. Kathryn Hendrickson was born to Joseph and Viola (Anderson) Hendrickson on September 4, 1946 in Alameda, Calif. She attended school and graduated from high school in Detroit Lakes. Kathryn held many jobs during her life in the retail industry. She was married to Robert Wendt on October 24, 1964.
Former Audubon resident Rosemary M. Brown, 68, of Ridgeway, Minn., died Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at her home, surrounded by her family and loved ones following a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. Visitation was held Thursday, Nov. 3, at Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home in Winona, with funeral services taking place at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4 in St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Winona, Minn.
May 20, 1912-Nov. 6, 2011 Mary Elizabeth Fingalson, 99, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, November 6, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Mary was born to John and Ella (Lund) Wallace on May 20, 1912 in Candor Township, rural Vergas. She attended country school in District 121 near Vergas, and then she finished her schooling at Detroit Lakes High School. Mary was united in marriage to Alfred Fingalson on November 8, 1937 in Detroit Lakes. They made their home in Detroit Lakes, where Mary worked for Northwestern Bell for 34 years, retiring in 1974.
Sept. 7, 1939-Nov. 7, 2011 Former Fargo resident Margaret M. "Miggs" Anderson, 72, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, November 7, 2011 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 at the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, followed by a 7 p.m. prayer service. The visitation will continue one hour prior to services Saturday at the church. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Congregational Church in Detroit Lakes, with Reverend Mark Kuether officiating.
Aug. 18, 1921-Nov. 8, 2011 Pastor Charles E. Nethercott, 90, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes. Charles Nethercott was born to Wilfred and Carrie (Kelly) Nethercott on August 18, 1921 in Clear Creek, Ontario, Canada. He grew up on a dairy farm, the oldest of six children. He attended country school and worked on his father's farm. In 1939 he accepted Christ as his personal Savior. In 1940 he enrolled as a student at Prairie Bible College in Three Hills, Alberta. In 1942 he joined the Army in Calgary, Alberta.
Feb. 2, 1938-Nov. 3, 2011 Former Frazee resident Neil P. Boutiette, 73, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, November 3, 2011 at Sanford Health in Fargo. Mass of Christian burial took place at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Frazee, with Father Xavier Ilango officiating. Interment was in Lakeside Cemetery, Frazee with Military Rites provided by the Lake Region Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation and prayer services were held Sunday, Nov.
June 9, 1916-Nov. 1, 2011 Vera Grones, 95, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at her home, surrounded by her family and in the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. A mass of Christian burial is set for 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes, with visitation from 11 a.m. until the start of services at the church. Interment will take place in the church cemetery. Vera Arboe was born to Osborne and Emma (Jensen) Arboe on June 9, 1916 in Copenhagen, Denmark. As a toddler she moved to the United States to be with her family.