DL News Staff
Sept. 29, 1936-March 4, 2011 Bernard "Bernie" J. Schmitt, 74, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, March 4, 2011 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 7, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church, rural Detroit Lakes. A mass of Christian burial for Bernie is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, at St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church, with interment in the church cemetery. Bernard Joseph Schmitt was born to Henry and Margaret (Dauer) Schmitt on September 29, 1936 in Kent, Minn.
Dec. 5, 1939-March 1, 2011 Betty M. Adams, 71, of Blaine, Minn., died peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Cremation was held in Minneapolis. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 12, in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Frazee, with visitation with the family for one hour prior to and after the service. Inurnment will be held in the spring at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Gearhart Funeral Home, Anoka. Betty Mae Adams was born to Arnold and Mabel Zick on December 5, 1939 at their home in Shell Lake Township.
April 19, 1923-March 1, 2011 Paul J. Olson, 87, of Lake Park, died Tuesday, March 1, 2011, in Sanford Health, Fargo, ND. Paul Jerome was born to John and Emma (Lindstrom) Olson on April 29, 1923 in Lake Park. He grew-up in Lake Park and graduated from Lake Park High School. After graduation, Paul served in the Army 78th Signal Corps Infantry in Europe. He returned to Lake Park, where he farmed. Paul married Lyla Seydel on June 30, 1951 in Eksjo Lutheran Church, Lake Park. Together they had four children. Paul continued to farm while working at the sugar beet plant and drilling wells.
May 27, 1961-Feb. 27, 2011 Neil Michael Shingledecker, 49, went home to be with his Lord and Saviour on Sunday, February 27, 2011. Memorial services were held Wednesday, March 2 at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church in Wadena, with the Rev. Vaughn White officiating.
April 30, 1933-March 3, 2011 Benny Lowe "Ben" Reem, 77, of Detroit Lakes, peacefully passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at his home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Ben was born to Charles and Emily (Carlson) Reem on April 30, 1933, in Aitkin, Minn. He graduated from Aitkin High School in 1951 and later from Minneapolis Business College. On November 23, 1957, Ben married Martha Ann Lee in the Methodist Church in Aitkin. They both have been active in Methodist churches in every town where they lived. Ben grew up on the shores of Mille Lacs Lake.
Oct. 8, 1924-Feb. 28, 2011 Henry "Hank" George Boman, 86, of Lake Park, died Monday, February 28, 2011 at Sunnyside Care Center in Lake Park. Henry "Hank" George Boman was born to Oscar and Thelma (Egar) Boman on October 8, 1924 in Adams, N.D. When Hank was a young boy, the family moved to rural Lake Park. He graduated from Lake Park High School. Hank was a farmer and all-around repairman, known as "Mr. Fix-it." He worked at Vigen Hardware, doing various jobs. He was also self-employed as a television and radio repairman.
Charles E. Fonseth, 61, of Frazee, died Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at Essentia Health in Fargo. A memorial service for Charles will be held at a later date. Furey Funeral Home in Frazee is handling the arrangements.
Arne Jacobson, 76, of Lake Park, Minnesota, died Sunday, February 27, 2011, in his home, under the loving care of family and Hospice of the Red River Valley. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, 20, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Wright Funeral Home in Hawley. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Thursday, March 3 at Hawley Alliance Church, Hawley, with interment in Solem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Hawley. Wright Funeral Home of Hawley is providing arrangements.
Jerome Joseph "Jerry" Miller, 70, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, February 5, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, March 5 at West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services.
Feb. 9, 1957-Feb. 28, 2011 Richard "Ole" Barten, 54, of Vergas, passed away Monday, February 28, 2011 at his home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 4, at the Vergas Community Center, and will continue one hour prior to the service Saturday at the Vergas Community Center. A celebration of Ole's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 5, in the Vergas Community Center, with Rev. Robert Hinckley officiating. Lunch will be hosted following the service for all to attend.