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May 13, 1943-March 28, 2010 Judith Ann Erickson, 66, of Audubon, passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2010 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. She was surrounded by her children and extended family. Judy was born to Alvin and Margaret Knutson on May 13, 1943 in Hawley. She grew up in Lake Park, where she also attended school. She finished her education at Glyndon Public School with the help of Lois and Gordon Wentland. At age 10, Judy lost her mother and helped her father raise her five siblings: Butch, Stanley, Diane, Paulette and Kathy. On August 19, 1961, Judy married Donald E.
May 11, 1923-March 29, 2010 Lucille Elvira (Rasmusson) Nephew, 86, of Detroit Lakes passed away on Monday, March 29, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Lucille was born May 11, 1923. She was united in marriage to Earl Nephew on October 12, 1940 in Ada, Minn. Surviving Lucille are one son, Duane (Gail) Nephew of Fertile, Minn.; and two daughters, Leann McGowan of Stacy, Minn., and Karen (Curtis) Johnson of Detroit Lakes.
Funeral services are pending for Melvin Aho, 77, of Wolf Lake, who died Saturday, March 27, 2010 in his home. Arrangements are being provided by the Karvonen & Son Funeral Home in New York Mills.
Feb. 6, 1923-March 26, 2010 Gerhard Leonard Thune, 87, of Lake Park, passed away on Friday, March 26, 2010, at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Gerhard was born to Gunder and Gunhild (Besserud) Thune on February 6, 1923, at the family farm in rural Lake Park. Growing up on the family dairy farm, he also attended county school through the 8th grade. Gerhard was married to Edna Banse and later to Ann Avery, before marrying Ann Stewart. He continued to farm until retiring at age 50 and going back to school. He then started a career in refrigeration service and repair.
May 8, 1916-March 26, 2010 Amy I. Anderson, 93, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday March 26, 2010 at Emmanuel Community in Detroit Lakes. She leaves to mourn her son Wayne, of Detroit Lakes; her sister Edith Paulson of St. Paul; and many nieces and nephews. Amy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jewell, and her brothers Roy and Boyd Danielson. Born in Holmesville Township, Becker County, on May 8, 1916, Amy was the second child and first daughter of Fred and Selma (Magney) Danielson.
Feb. 14, 1928-March 25, 2010 Former Detroit Lakes resident Verneil C. Beto, 82, died Thursday, March 25, 2010 in Bethany Homes Memory Care Unit, Fargo. Verneil Corrine Lois was born to Edward and Alice (Wik) Wahouske on February 14, 1928 in Amenia, N.D. In 1929 Verneil moved with her family to Osage. On June 14, 1947 she married Amos G. Beto. The couple made their home and raised their family in Detroit Lakes. Verneil was employed at Augsburg College in Minneapolis as well as First National Bank, Woolworths and Pamida, all in Detroit Lakes.
Former Vergas resident Darlene Buelah Chermak, 86, of Frazee, died Monday, March 22, 2010 at the Frazee Care Center. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, March 27 in United Methodist Church, Vergas, with visitation for one hour prior. Burial will be in the Vergas Village Cemetery. Arrangements are being provided by Furey Funeral Home, Frazee.
Jan. 20, 1917-March 22, 2010 Former Vergas resident Bertha Emilia Moltzan, 93, of Perham, passed away Monday, March 22, 2010 at Thomas House in Perham. Bertha was born the daughter of Rudolph and Minnie (Kratzke) Wischnak on January 20, 1917 near Vergas. Bertha was baptized and confirmed her faith at St Paul's Lutheran Church, Loon Lake. She attended district 149 country school. On September 10, 1936 Bertha was united in marriage to Henry Moltzan at St. Paul's Lutheran Loon Lake Church.
May 13, 1979-March 19, 2010 Joshua Lee Kaiser, 30, of Fargo, died Friday, March 19, 2010, at his home. Joshua was born to Jimmy and Kathleen (Hansen) Kaiser on May 13, 1979 in Fargo. He attended Park Christian, Robert Asp, and middle school in Moorhead. Joshua graduated from Lake Park High School in 1997. At the time of his death he was attending Minnesota State University-Moorhead, studying for a degree in chemistry education, and was student teaching at Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton High School. Joshua loved playing and collecting video games and listening to music.
Aug. 13, 1918-March 19, 2010 Former Detroit Lakes resident Amos Richard Anderson, 91, died Friday, March 19, 2010 with family at his side, at his daughter's home in Woodbury, Minn. Amos was born to Carl and Emma (Bondli) Anderson on August 13, 1918 in Tansem Township, Clay County. He attended a rural school in Clay County and at age 16, left the family farm to work in Pelican Rapids at the Park Region Co-op Service Station.