DL News Staff
July 28, 1917-July 8, 2012 Silvy A. Horken, 94, of Detroit Lakes, passed peacefully from here to heaven on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at The Cottages in Detroit Lakes. Silvy was born the daughter of Gust and Agnes (Rolland) Hansen on July 28, 1917 and raised in Thief River Falls. She married Cliff Horken in her parents' parlor in 1941. Silvy and her late husband, Cliff were married 62 years. She and Cliff moved 25 times to follow his career. They lived their last years together in Prescott, Wis. Silvy moved to Phoenix, Ariz., for three years and then to Detroit Lakes.
Gerald G. Dixon, 53, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, July 8, 2012 at Sanford Health in Fargo. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 14 in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes, with interment to follow at the First Lutheran Church Cemetery in Audubon. Arrangements have been entrusted to West Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes.
Oct. 9, 1988-July 7, 2012 Dustin Bradley Birky, 23, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, July 7, 2012 at the family's Bad Medicine Lake cabin. Dustin was born the son of Bradley Birky and Karla Schultz on October 9, 1988 in Park Rapids. He graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 2007. Dustin worked with his father as a carpenter at Birky Construction. Recently, on June 9, 2012 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Frazee, Dustin was united in marriage to Desiree Gigstead. They made their home in rural Detroit Lakes. Dustin had a very strong faith.
April 30, 1943-July 5, 2012 Ralph E. "Bucky" Goodman, 69, of Pine Point, died Thursday, July 5, 2012 at the VA Medical Center in Fargo. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 10 in the Pine Point School, Pine Point, with visitation starting at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 8 and continuing until the time of services on Tuesday. Interment will be held at the Breck Memorial Cemetery in Ponsford. Ralph Edward "Bucky" Goodman was born to Louis J. and Leoba (Vilas) Goodman on April 30, 1943 in Pine Point. Bucky attended grade school in Pine Point.
Aug. 12, 1991-July 1, 2012 Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday, July 6 for Bryton Pihlstrom, 20, of Detroit Lakes, at the Northwoods Harvest Barn and Cowboy Church in Detroit Lakes, with Pastor Brian Erickson officiating. Hymns will be sung by the congregation, accompanied by Pam Groves. Special music will be provided by Pastor Brian Erickson and Bob Weissenstein. The pallbearers are Trevor Stilke, Tyler Stilke, Greg Malikowski, Clint Johnson, Cyrus Bickell and Drake Anderson. The honorary pallbearers are the Minnesota Army National Guard.
Irene Opp, 85, of rural Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, July 5, 2012 at Essentia Health in Fargo. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 9 at Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home in Fargo. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 at the funeral home, with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Fargo.
Feb. 21, 1924-July 4, 2012 Clyde S. Ostlund, 88, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 9 at the new David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, with Military Rites provided by the Lake Region Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will be in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Monday. Clyde Stanley Ostlund was born to Emil and Helen (Kicker) Ostlund on February 21, 1924 in rural Wadena.
Donald M. Johnson, 76, of rural Lake Park, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012 in his home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Memorial services are set for 11 a.m. Monday, July 9 at Cormorant Lutheran Church, 14314 County Highway 4, Lake Park. Arrangements are being provided by Wright Funeral Home, Lake Park.
Leila Elizabeth (Baker) Williams, mother of Melinda Cloose, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in Frazee. At the request of Leila there will be no public service. Furey Funeral Home, Frazee, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Jan. 7, 1934-July 1, 2012 Marcella O. Gordon, 78, of Mahnomen, died Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Good Samaritan-Bethany Nursing Home in Brainerd. Funeral services are set for at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 5 in the Assembly of God Church at Rice Lake, with Pastor Tim Brown officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation took place at the church from 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 4 until the time of services Thursday. Marcella Opal Gordon was born to Joseph & Christaina (Antell) Moose on January 7, 1934 near Lengby, Minn.