DL News Staff
Former Eldridge, N.D., resident William "Billy" Lange, 79, of Jamestown, N.D., died Sunday, May 13, 2012 at Eventide at Hi-Acres in Jamestown. Funeral services were set to take place Wednesday, May 16 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Jamestown, with burial at the Eldridge Cemetery in Eldridge, N.D. Arrangements were entrusted to the Eddy Funeral Home in Jamestown.
Aug. 6, 1983-May 8, 2012 Funeral services for Vincent Richard Sellnow of Verndale were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12, in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Bertha, with Pastor Blake Rickbeil and Pastor Steven Benson presiding. Vincent passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at his family's land in Bartlett Township, Todd County. Vincent was born on August 6, 1983 to Richard and Doreen Sellnow at Pelican Rapids. He graduated from Brainerd High School in 2002 and completed the electrician's program at Minnesota Technical and Community College at Wadena in 2004.
Aug. 14, 1932-Feb. 7, 2012 Lawrence J. Peterson, 79, of Ogema, died Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at his winter residence in Detroit Lakes. Lawrence "Larry" John Peterson, Jr. was born to Lawrence "LJ" Sr. and Thea (Christiansen) Peterson on August 14, 1932, in Ada, Minn. He was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Ada. He was raised and educated in Ada, graduating from Ada High School in 1950. During his senior year he went to the state tournament as a tennis player for Ada High School. He furthered his education attending college at St.
April 21, 1928-May 8, 2012 Lillian Mae (Dalman) Schirmer, 84, passed away at her home in Sanborn, Iowa on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Lillian was born the daughter of Alfred and Lydia (Nelson) Dalman on April 21, 1928 in Vergas. She attended school in Pelican Rapids. On December 18, 1948, she was united in marriage to Norman Edward Schirmer. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Detroit Lakes until moving to Sanborn, Iowa, in 1956. They were blessed with seven children. Throughout the years, Lillian worked at the Pike Café and at Prairie View Nursing Home.
Feb. 15, 1917-Feb. 10, 2012 Wallace J. Rossbach, 94, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, February 10, 2012 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Military rites will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19 in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Detroit Lakes, by the Lake Region Veterans Honor Guard. Wallace J. Rossbach was born to George and Genevieve (Warwick) Rossbach on February 15, 1917 in St. Paul. He graduated from St. Paul Central High School and worked for a number of businesses in St. Paul. He served with the Naval Reserve, 1933-37. Wallace was united in marriage to Norma E.
Gordon Salmela, 76, of Menahga, died Saturday, May 12, 2012 at his home in Menahga. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 17 in the Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church, Menahga. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 and for one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church in Menahga. Interment will be in Sebeka West Cemetery, Sebeka, Minn. Arrangements are being handled by the Wevley Funeral Home of Sebeka.
June 22, 1956-May 7, 2012 On Monday, May 7, 2012 Christian John Beug of Minden, Nev., passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family. Christian was born to Herb and Ramona Beug in Luverne, Minn. The family moved to Detroit Lakes in 1969 where Chris completed his high school education in 1974. He married Wanda Clements in 1977 and they had a daughter, Trisha. They relocated to Reno soon after where Chris managed Country Kitchen. In 1986, he moved to South Lake Tahoe and started work with Farmer Bros. Coffee, continuing until he retired in 2010.
March 4, 1922-Feb. 18, 2012 Dolores Harmon (Nester/Burkes/Ryder) died Saturday, February 18, 2012 in Rochester, Minn. A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 19 in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to the mass. Dolores was born March 4, 1922 in Detroit Lakes. She is survived by her children: Barbara Barbara Gruska, Bonnie Dahlstrom, Daniel (Nancy) Burkes and Michael (Patty) Burkes; 17 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren; one sister, Helen Knopf; and many nieces and nephews.
Virginia "Virgie" Anderson Berg, 82, of La Junta, Colo. (born Aug. 30, 1929 in Frazee) passed away Thursday, October 20, 2011. A graveside committal service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26 in Lakeside Cemetery, Frazee.
Jan. 26, 1944-May 9, 2012 Sharon L. Collinge, 68, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at Oak Crossing after a long, spirited battle with cancer. Sharon was born the daughter of Norman and Francis (Rindy) Amundson on January 26, 1944 in Detroit Lakes. She graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1962 and then attended Ancker Hospital School of Nursing in St. Paul, graduating in 1965. Sharon married Dave Shepard and together they had two sons, Greg and Brian. She worked as a nurse, starting in 1965 at St. Mary's Hospital, where she worked her entire career.