DL News Staff
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.
Oct. 9, 1922-May 6, 2012 Stanley "Stan" B. Kittelson, 89, of Elk River, Minn., died on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at the Guardian Angels Care Center in Elk River. Stanley was born the son of Arthur and Alice (Bergstrom) Kittelson on October 9, 1922 in Nevis. He was raised in Nevis, where he attended public schools and graduated in 1940. He entered in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1943; he served in the Pacific Theatre, including Guadalcanal, Okinawa, and China. He was honorably discharged after the war in 1946. Stan was united in marriage to Mavea Julia Domrese on Feb. 8, 1947 in Minneapolis.
Former Frazee resident Charlotte "Char" (Julius) Niemann, 76, passed away Monday, May 7, 2012, at Lakewood Care Center in Staples, Minn. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, May 10 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Frazee, with visitation to be held one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will take place in Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery in Frazee. Lunch will be hosted at the church following the service for all to attend.
July 9, 1948-May 3, 2012 Arthur G. Butcher Jr., 63, of Ponsford, died Thursday, May 3, 2012 at the Mahnomen Health Center in Mahnomen. A private family funeral service will be held, with interment in Calvary Cemetery, White Earth. Arthur George Butcher Jr. was born to Arthur and Susan (Ahbedaush) Butcher Sr., on July 9, 1948 in White Earth. He was raised and educated in Ponsford, graduating from Park Rapids High School in 1966. He attended Haskell Institute for a year and then the University of Minnesota for a year.
June 16, 1941-May 5, 2012 Doris E. Sagen, 70, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, May 5, 2012 at the Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Doris Elaine Sagen was born to Edward and Evelyn (Fagerlie) Marks on June 16, 1941 in Los Angeles, Calif. The family moved to Glyndon, Minn., when Doris was very young. She received her education in Glyndon, graduating from Glyndon High School in 1960. Doris was united in marriage to Merle Sagen in December of 1965. They raised their family in Detroit Lakes.
Aug. 17, 1935-May 4, 2012 Adelyn "Addie" E. Harvala, 76, died Friday, May 4, 2012 at Essentia in Fargo. Addie was born to Hugo B. and Lila (Yoki) Harvala on August 17, 1935 in Osage. She was a graduate of Frazee High School, where she enjoyed science and chemistry. In 1954 she moved to the big city of Minneapolis, where she worked as a bank teller and a shoe model for Dayton's Department Store. She earned her certificate of accounting from the International Accounting Society and worked as a bookkeeper, first for Twin City Bedding Co., then Del Nelson's Furniture.