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June 30, 1929-Oct. 16, 2010 Loren E. Nelson, 81, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, October 16, 2010 at Essentia Health in Fargo. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21 at First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, with Rev. Wade Dutton officiating. Friends may call at the church for one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, with military rites provided by the Lake Region Honor Guard. Loren Ellsworth Nelson was born to Oscar and Harriet (Goodwin) Nelson on June 30, 1929 in Mantorville, Minn.
Richard Raymond Boggie Sr., 64, of Dent, passed away Sunday, October 17, 2010 at the Frazee Care Center, after a valiant battle with cancer. A memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20 at the Frazee Care Center, with Father Ilango officiating. Arrangements are being provided by Furey Funeral Home, Frazee.
Aug. 13, 1921-Sept. 16, 2010 Ernest A. Jacobson, 89, of Lake Park, passed away Thursday, September 16, 2010 at St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes, following a heart attack. Ernest was born to Axel and Amanda (Carlson) Jacobson on August 13, 1921, on the family farm south of Lake Park. His father came from Sweden after serving in the army there; his mother was born in "Dakota Territory," to Swedish immigrants. Ernest attended school at District 50, and graduated from Lake Park High School in 1939. He then graduated from Fargo Business College.
Former Waubun resident Blanche Walz, 88, of Twin Valley, died Saturday, October 16, 2010 at Sanford Palliative Care Unit in Fargo. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service, at Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home, Mahnomen. A mass of Christian burial is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Waubun, with interment in the church cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home of Mahnomen.
Nov. 7, 1914-Oct. 13, 2010 Mary E. Gjerswold, 95, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Mary Elizabeth McEwen was born to Duncan and Elizabeth (Allen) McEwen on November 7, 1914 on the family farm near Cashel, N.D. She graduated from high school in Hysham, Mont., where she had lived with her sister. She then moved back to the Grafton, N.D., area and was employed by an insurance agency in Grafton. While living in Grafton, Mary met her lifelong love, Harvey Gjerswold.
May 5, 1947-Oct. 10, 2010 Catherine Ann Clark, 83, of Waubun, died Sunday, October 10, 2010 at her home, surrounded by family and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Catherine was born the daughter of Samuel and Margaret (Anderson) McArthur Sr. on May 5, 1927 in White Earth. She grew up in the White Earth area, where she attended the Mission School. Following her schooling, Catherine worked at the Hall Store. On May 16, 1946, Catherine was united in marriage to Eugene Clark Sr. in Detroit Lakes.
June 23, 1941-Oct. 10, 2010 Former Waubun resident Mary Ann Ahles, 69, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday October 10, 2010 at Diamond Willow Assisted Living Detroit Lakes. Mary Ann Blattenbauer, the daughter of James and Fern (Lindeman) Blattenbauer, was born June 23, 1941 in Mahnomen. She grew up in the Waubun area, and attended Espe country school and later Waubun Public School. As a young woman, Mary Ann worked as a waitress at Grace's Café in Waubun. On February 4, 1958, Mary Ann was united in marriage to Herbert Ahles at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Waubun.
Former White Earth resident Devin L. Thompson, 19, of Hinckley, Minn., died Friday, October 8, 2010 at his home. Friends may call from 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14 until 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15 at the White Earth Community Center and at the church for one hour prior to services Friday. A mass of Christian burial is set for 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15 at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in White Earth, with Father Walter Butor, O.M.I., officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, White Earth. David-Donehower Funeral Home is serving the family.
April 22, 1918-Oct. 10, 2010 Fern Harriet Ross, 92, of Peru, Ind., passed away at 7:20 p.m. Sunday, October 10, 2010 in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru. Fern was born the daughter of Andrew and Bessie McCaw Davidson on April 22, 1918 in Dixon, Neb. She married Robert D. Ross in Dixon on June 29, 1944 and he preceded her in death on September 29, 1989. Fern was a 1936 graduate of Dixon High School and graduated from beauty college in Sioux City, Iowa. She operated a beauty shop in her home in Dixon until her marriage in 1944.
Aug. 16, 1916-Oct. 10, 29019 Evelyn Mae Wedeman, 94, of Detroit Lakes, formerly of Downers Grove, Ill., died Sunday, October 10, 2010 at St. Mary's Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes, surrounded by her family. Evelyn was born on August 16, 1916 to William and Edith (Renfranz) Beecher in South Bend, Ind., and raised with one brother and two sisters. She graduated from Central High in 1934. She was united in marriage to Lawrence Albert Rosheck in 1936, in South Bend. Their marriage was blessed with four children, Carol Anne, Laurna Mae, Johanna Sue and Lawrence Albert Jr.