DL News Staff
June 7, 1929-Sept. 21, 2012 Former Detroit Lakes resident Howard A. Westlie, 83, of Moorhead, died Friday, September 21, 2012 at his residence. Howard Allan Westlie was born to Emil and Ethel (Knapp) Westlie on June 7, 1929 in Tyler, Minn. He grew up and attended school in Detroit Lakes, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1948. He then attended the University of Minnesota. On Sept. 10, 1950 he was united in marriage to Bette Courneya in Detroit Lakes. He served in the United States Army from 1947 to 1953. He then started a 30-year career with the Unisys Co.
May 11, 1990-Sept. 21, 2012 Delmar J. Basswood Jr., 22, of Ponsford, died Friday, September 21, 2012 as the result of injuries received in an automobile accident near White Earth. Funeral services took place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 in the Old Pine Point School, Ponsford, with Reverend Robert Roy, officiating. Visitation took place at the school from 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24 until the time of services Tuesday. Delmar John Basswood was born May 11, 1990 to Delmar and Regina (Smith) Basswood Sr., in Detroit Lakes.
Sept. 24, 1923-Sept. 22, 2012 Vivian Ruth Hanson Schmaltz Feldt Trboyevich, 88, died Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Manor House Memory Care in Grand Rapids, Minn. She was born to Oliver and Vernie (Carr) Hanson on September 24, 1923 in Toad Lake Township. At age 4, she attended a one-room country schoolhouse, built by her uncles, and went on to graduate from Frazee High School in 1941. Vivian married Fred Schmaltz in 1941; he was killed in the invasion of Italy in 1943, leaving her with a baby girl.
July 31,1906-Sept. 6, 2012 Alaila Ovedia Josephine Melbye was born to Anton and Jenny (Oss) Melbye on July 31, 1906 in Atlanta Township, Becker County, near Hitterdal. She was raised in the Hitterdal area, where she graduated from high school. Alaila attended Moorhead (Minn.) State Teachers College for one year. She was united in marriage to Joseph Hanson on June 10, 1926, in Hitterdal.
Oct. 1, 1943-Sept. 19, 2012 Jack L. Elshaug, 68, of Grafton, N.D., passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at Altru Hospital of Grand Forks, N.D. Jack Leonard Elshaug was born the son of the late Roy and Irene (Misialek) Elshaug on October 1, 1943 in Tacoma, Wash. He grew up and attended schools in Grafton, graduating from Grafton High School in 1961. While in high school he worked for his uncle, Bruno Misialek and Misialek Construction. Jack enlisted in the United States Army and served from February of 1962 to February of 1964.
July 20, 1930-Sept. 17, 2012 Yvonne I. "Vonnie" Johnson, 82, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, September 17, 2012 at her residence, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Yvonne Ione Johnson was born to Albert and Ella (Malvick) Sanden on July 20, 1930 in Walworth Township. As a young girl she moved with her family to a farm in rural Detroit Lakes. She graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1948. She then worked as a secretary for Winston Larson & Associates in Detroit Lakes. On May 21, 1955 she was united in marriage to Roger Johnson in Detroit Lakes.
Feb. 15, 1915-Sept. 12, 2012 Elma S. Busse, 97, of Snellman, died Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at the Frazee Care Center in Frazee. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 24 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Snellman, with Pastor Eddie Hosch officiating. Interment will be in the Snellman Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday. Elma Sylvia Busse was born to Jacob and Hannah (Koskela) Sandbeck on February 15, 1915 in rural Snellman.
June 8, 1948-Sept. 15, 2012 Allen G. Strom, 64, of rural Frazee, died Saturday, September 15, 2012 at his residence. Funeral services for Allen will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 in Lake Park Lutheran Church, Lake Park, with Reverend Gary Erdman officiating. Visitation was set from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 at David Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, with a 7 p.m. prayer service. It will continue for one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.
Aug. 27, 1917-Sept. 9, 2012 Erleen R. Brooks, 95, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, September 9, 2012 at Essentia Health-Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Erleen Ruth Brooks was born to Fred and Nellie (Meyers) Miller on August 27, 1917 in rural Bottineau, N.D. She attended school in Gardina, N.D., graduating from Gardina High School. She then attended the School of Forestry in Bottineau, where she studied business. On December 31, 1938 she was united in marriage to Ray A. Brooks in Bottineau.
Oct. 10, 1921-Sept. 13, 2012 Caroline H. Remmen, 90, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, September 13, 2012 at Essentia Health-Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Caroline Henrietta Remmen was born to Charles and Dora (Krause) Johnson on October 10, 1921 in Sioux City, Iowa. As a small child she resided with her family in Dakota City, Neb., they moved to the Callaway area to farm in 1923. In 1943 she moved with her family to Detroit Lakes. On May 15, 1947 she was united in marriage to Kenneth Remmen in Detroit Lakes.