DL News Staff
July 24, 1920-March 10, 2012 Former Osage resident Gladys Etta Mattson, 91, of Park Rapids, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2012 with her children by her side at Heritage Cottage in Park Rapids. Gladys was born to Ira and Amy (Lemon) Burlingame on July 24, 1920 in Carsonville Township, Ponsford, as one of five children. Gladys attended the Linnell School as a child. On April 9, 1942 Gladys married Richard O. Mattson at the Osage Baptist Church. This union was blessed with four children: Patricia, Sandra, Ron and Russ.
Dec. 4, 1936-March 8, 2012 William J. "Bill" Francis, 75, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, March 8, 2012 at Essentia Health-Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. William J. Francis was born to William J. and Ester Francis on December 4, 1936 in Crookston, Minn. He grew up and attended school in Crookston, graduating from Crookston Central High School in 1954. He was confirmed at the Crookston United Methodist Church. Bill served in the National Guard and also in the United States Army, serving in the 508th Airbourne Division.
March 6, 1936-March 6, 2012 Ruth E. Thompson, 76, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at her home, surrounded by her children and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Visitation will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 9, with a Catholic Daughters Rosary at 6:30 p.m. and Parish Vigil at 7 p.m., all in the David-Donehower Funeral Home. It will continue for one hour prior to the mass on Saturday at the church. A mass of Christian burial is set for 11 a.m.
Dec. 28, 1968-March 4, 2012 John J. Muhlenkort, 43, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, March 4, 2012 at Essentia Health St. Mary's, Detroit Lakes. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes. It will continue for one hour prior to services on Friday. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 9 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Interment will be held at St. Ann's Catholic Cemetery, Waubun.
Jan. 29, 1918-Feb. 18, 2012 Edwin Langlie, 94, of Thief River Falls, died at his home on Saturday, February 18, 2012 under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 9, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Johnson Funeral Service, Thief River Falls. It will continue for one hour prior to Ed's funeral service at the church on Saturday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10, in the United Methodist Church, Thief River Falls.
Logan H. Krogen, 22, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, February 29, 2012 in Detroit Lakes. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 6, from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by the memorial service at 2 p.m., in West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes.
Oct. 20, 1948-March 1, 2012 Duane G. "Beaver" Earnest, 63, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, March 1, 2012 at his residence. Duane Earnest was born to Garland and Agnes (Ecklund) Earnest on October 20, 1948 in Roseau, Minn. He grew up and attended school in International Falls, Minn., graduating from International Falls High School in 1966. While in high school he played on the Bronco hockey team that won four consecutive state championships. Beaver then attended Concordia College in Moorhead, on a hockey scholarship.
Feb. 26, 1938-Feb. 28, 2012 Robert L.
June 15, 1934-Feb. 24, 2012 Donald E. Edwards, 77, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, February 24, 2012 at Essentia Health St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes. Donald Eugene Edwards was born to Sidney and Elizabeth (Nunn) Edwards on June 15, 1934 in rural Detroit Lakes. He grew up and attended country school in the Cotton Lake area of rural Detroit Lakes. He then attended Frazee High School. Don worked as a carpenter with his father. They moved to Seattle, Wash., to build homes, and later moved to California.
JoAnne Flury Foley, 67, of Alberta, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2012. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Chokio, with visitation for one hour prior to services. Arrangements were entrusted to Pedersen Funeral Home, Morris.