DL News Staff
Feb. 23, 1924-Dec. 6, 2011 Leroy Vincent Frost Sr. passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at his son's home on Lake Melissa in Detroit Lakes, with his family by his side. Leroy was born to Bernard and Elizabeth (Bahl) Frost on February 23, 1924 in Page, N.D. He was raised on the family farm along with his eight brothers and one sister. Lee's passion for baseball was equal to his talent. At 17 he was drafted onto the New York Yankees farm team, where he pitched until he was drafted into the U.S. Marine Corps, stationed at San Diego.
Oct. 9, 1925-Dec. 5, 2011 Emma A. Hjelter, 86, of Frazee, died Monday, December 5, 2011 at the Frazee Care Center in Frazee. Funeral services for Emma will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 in Furey Funeral Home of Frazee. Visitation will be held at Furey Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, and again for one hour prior to services on Thursday. Interment will be held in Lakeside Cemetery, Frazee. Emma Alvina Miliander was born to Victor and Ida (Wahlin) Miliander on October 9, 1925 near Goodrich, Minn.
Aug. 26, 1920-Dec. 1, 2011 Former Detroit Lakes resident Florence E. Iverson, 91, of St. Louis, Mo., died Thursday, December 1, 2011 at Delmar Gardens South in St. Louis. Florence Elaine Iverson was born to Nels and Agnes (Johnson) Johnson on August 26, 1920 in Detroit Lakes. She attended District 99 Country School in rural Audubon. Florence was united in marriage to Ernest Iverson. They made their home in rural Audubon. She raised their children and also helped Ernest on the family farm.
Jan. 11, 1919-Dec. 4, 2011 Former Fargo and Detroit Lakes resident Mary Tietgens-Hanson, 92, of Christine, N.D., died Sunday, December 4, 2011 at her daughter's home in Christine. A mass of Christian burial is set for 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes, with Monsignor Timothy McGee, officiating. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec.
Former St. Paul resident Viva A. Thomas, 101, of Frazee, died Sunday, December 4, 2011 at the Frazee Care Center in Frazee. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the Rose Lawn Cemetery Chapel in St. Paul, with visitation for one hour prior to the service. Arrangements were entrusted to David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes.
Jan. 29, 1939-Dec. 3, 2011 Elmer E. Kading, 72, of rural Vergas, died Saturday, December 3, 2011 at the Perham Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Detroit Lakes, with Reverend Fred Crowell officiating. Interment will be in the Weimann Cemetery, rural Vergas. Friends may call from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.
Oct. 16, 1937-Dec. 1, 2011 Gary Winston Olsby, 74, of Osage, died Thursday, December 1, 2011, in his home. Gary was born to Manley and Pauline (Serba) Olsby on October 16, 1937 in Valley City, N.D. During school years, the family moved to Redfield, S.D., later returning to Valley City in 1954, where Gary graduated from high school. Gary entered the Armed Services in October 1956, attending Hospital Corps School at Bainbridge, Md., Marine Corps recruit depot for one year in San Diego, and field medical training in Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Dec. 25, 1930-Dec. 1, 2011 Gloria A. Mattson, 80, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday December 1, 2011 at Sanford Palliative Care in Fargo. Gloria Allyce Mattson was born to Gustav and Mathilda (Guderian) Martens on December 25, 1930 in Breckenridge, Minn. She grew up and attended school in Wolverton, Minn., graduating from Wolverton High School in 1949. She was united in marriage to Leslie Alm in 1950 in Wolverton. They farmed near Christine, N.D., and later near Wolverton. In 1966 they moved to Detroit Lakes, where she worked at Mayeron's Clothing Store and Montgomery Wards.
June 26, 1941-Nov. 29, 2011 Lois Bellefeuille, 70, of Ponsford, died Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at the Mahnomen Health Center Nursing Home in Mahnomen. Lois Marie Otto was born the daughter of Harry and Viola (Roy) Otto on June 26, 1941 in the Mahnomen area. As a very young child, Lois lived with her family briefly in Duluth and Little Fork, Minn., before returning to Mahnomen about the time she reached school age. Lois attended parochial and public schools in Mahnomen. She then worked as a retail clerk at Blandings Store in Detroit Lakes.
April 30, 1958-Nov. 26, 2011 Former Mobridge, S.D., resident Raymond E. Morrison, 53, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, November 26, 2011 at his residence. Raymond Edward Morrison was born to John and Helen Huettner Morrison on April 30, 1958 in Mobridge, S.D. He attended school in Mobridge and later in Gregory, S.D. In the summer of his sophomore year of high school he was awarded a full scholarship to the International Peace Garden Music Camp.