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July 21, 1918-Jan. 30, 2010 Melvin J. Stalberger was tired and went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 30, 2010 in Othello, Wash. Melvin was born to Joe and Mary Stalberger on July 21, 1918 in Beaulieu, Minn. He was their oldest son. He raised sheep at a young age, and farmed the rest of his years. He married Rose Meyer on October 17, 1944. They raised six children on the family dairy farm in rural Ogema. In 1978 he and Rose moved to Othello, Wash., and settled into semi-retirement years, working for a couple of farmers to pass the time.
March 20, 1915-Feb. 3, 2010 Elzada J. Brogren, 94, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Elzada was born the daughter of Oscar and Margrethe (Valtinson) Fagerlie on March 20, 1915 in Audubon. She was the second of nine children. Elzada was raised and educated in Audubon. As a teenager, she would ride the train to Detroit Lakes to work as a housekeeper for the Mox Olson residence and also go to the movie theater with her sisters. Elzada was united in marriage to Vernon Brogren on October 13, 1940 in Audubon.
March 9, 1929-Feb. 2, 2010 MayBell Bakke, 80, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, February 5, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services for MayBell will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 6 in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Franklin Lake, near Pelican Rapids, with the Reverend Jacob Burkman and Reverend Jim McBride officiating.
May 18, 1935-Feb. 1, 2010 James C. Braton Sr., 74, of rural Barnesville, Minn., died Monday, February 1, 2010 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, surrounded by his loving family. Jim, son of Samuel O. and Gladys (Grant) Braton, was born May 18, 1935 on his family's farm in Prairie View Township, Wilkin County, Minn. He attended school and grew to manhood in the Barnesville area, graduating from Barnesville High School in 1954.
Malcolm E. Norcross, 70, of Ponsford, died Saturday, January 30, 2010 at his residence in Ponsford. Visitation begins at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 at the Old Pine Point School in Ponsford, continuing until the start of services at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5 at the school. Interment will be in St. Theodore Catholic Cemetery, Ponsford. Arrangements are being provided by David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes.
Edna Leona Marks, 90, of Frazee, died Saturday, January 30, 2010 in the Frazee Care Center, Frazee. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 5, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., in the Furey Funeral Home, Frazee. The funeral is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, February 6 in Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Frazee.
Lake Maud resident Marjorie Olson, 86, died Saturday, January 30, 2010 at St. Mary's Innovis Health in Detroit Lakes. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, followed by the funeral at 7 p.m., in Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home, Fargo.
Hazel V. Craft, 82, of Osage, died Friday, January 29, 2010 in Villa Maria Nursing Home, Fargo. Visitation will be Monday, Feb. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Jones-Pearson Funeral Home, Park Rapids, and Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Riverside United Methodist Church, Park Rapids. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2 in the Riverside United Methodist Church.
Mary Lindbom, 77, of Osage, died Friday, January 29, 2010 in St. Joseph's Area Health Services, Park Rapids. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3, followed by the funeral at 1 p.m., in Cease Family Funeral Home, Park Rapids.
March 14, 1933-Jan. 23, 2010 Darren "Willy" Severson, 76, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 23, 2010 in West Plains, Missouri. A memorial service is set for 12 noon on Saturday, Feb. 6, in the Historic Concord Exchange Building, 200 N. Concord, South St. Paul. Willy was born to Dorothy and Willie Severson on March 14, 1933 in Minneota, Minn.