DL News Staff
Former Minneapolis resident Carrie Sayers Thompson, 80, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, January 20, 2012 at Essentia Health-Oak Crossing Care Center, Detroit Lakes. Visitation and prayer services were held Sunday, Jan. 22, with the funeral taking place Monday, Jan. 23 at the Minneapolis American Indian Center. A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.
Viola R. Hanson, 72, of Rollag, died Friday, Januaryt 20, 2012 at Sunnyside Care Center, Lake Park. The funeral was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 at Rollag Lutheran Church, with visitation for one hour prior to services. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Martha Elaine "Peggy" Nelson, 82, of Vergas, died Saturday, January 21, 2012 at the Pelican Valley Nursing Home in Pelican Rapids. Visitation was held Monday, Jan. 23 at Larson Funeral Home, Pelican Rapids. Funeral services took place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Pelican Rapids, with burial in the Pelican Valley Cemetery, Pelican Rapids.
Clifford LeRoy Hanks, 69, of White Earth, passed away Monday, January 23, 2012 in his home. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 in the White Earth Community Center. Services are set for 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27 at St. Columba Episcopal Church in White Earth, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. A luncheon will be served at the White Earth Community Center after the burial. Arrangements have been entrusted to David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes.
Aug. 1, 1918-Jan. 23, 2012 Lorraine Johnson, 93, of rural Audubon, died Monday, January 23, 2012 at the Good Samaritan Society in Park River, N.D. Lorraine Christine Swanson was born the only child of Ole C. and Georgia (Romberg) Swanson on August 1, 1918, in Audubon. She graduated from Audubon High School in 1936. She attended Moorhead State Teachers' College for three years and earned her teaching certificate there. She taught at schools in rural Audubon and Lancaster, Minn. Lorraine was united in marriage to Dennis Johnson on October 3, 1950.
Aug. 7, 1929-Jan. 23, 2012 Ralph M. Richter, 82, of Vergas, passed away Monday, January 23, 2012, at Essentia in Fargo. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Loon Lake, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Funeral services for Ralph will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Loon Lake in rural Vergas, with Reverend Robert Hinckley officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
March 26, 1926-Jan. 21, 2012 Former Fairfield Bay, Ark., resident Patricia A. Linquist, 85, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, January 21, 2012 at her home. A memory service was held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 in Lincoln Park, Detroit Lakes, with Reverend David Peterson officiating. Interment will be in the Peace Lutheran Memorial Garden in Edgemont, Ark. Patricia Ann Linquist was born to Clarence and Irene (Nelson) Dahl on March 26, 1926 in Kiron, Iowa. She was raised and educated in Kiron and was the valedictorian of the Kiron High School Class of 1943.
March 28, 1984-Jan. 23, 2012 Former Detroit Lakes resident Luke T. Ittner, 27, of Moorhead, died Monday, January 23, 2012 at his home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, with Pastor David Wangaard officiating. Friends may call between 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service, at David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes. The visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Luke Thomas Ittner was born to Curt and Rachel (Pederson) Ittner on March 28, 1984 in Fargo.
July 18, 1935-Jan. 19, 2012 Evelyn C. Anderson, 75, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, January 19, 2012 at Essentia Health in Fargo, surrounded by her loving family, after a long and courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23 in David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Evelyn Clarice Anderson was born to Theodore and Mabel (Anderson) Gilbertson on July 18, 1935 in Barnesville, Minn.
April 30, 1937-Jan. 19, 2012 Roger W. Westgard, 74, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday January 19, 2012 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Roger Warren Westgard was born to Nels and Mary (Anderson) Westgard on April 30, 1937 in Frazee. He grew up on the family farm and lived with his parents. After his parents died Roger lived in various area nursing homes before becoming a resident at Emmanuel Nursing Home, where he lived for the next 30 years. Roger worked at the Becker County Developmental Achievement Center in Detroit Lakes for many years.