DL News Staff
Former Detroit Lakes resident John Theisen, 59, of Sioux Falls, S.D., passed away Sunday, November 20, 2011 at Sanford Hospital. Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. with family present at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Sioux Falls, S.D. The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 at Chapel Hill Funeral Home.
July 12, 1935-Nov. 15, 2011 Former Tower City, N.D., resident Roy Luther Dunham, 76, of Frazee, died in his Fargo home on Tuesday, November 15, 2011. He was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) in June 2011 and was cared for by his wife, children and grandchildren with the assistance of Red River Valley Hospice. Roy was born on July 12, 1935 on a farm in rural Tower City. He graduated in 1952 from Tower City High School and served in the Army from 1954 to 1956. After his discharge, he returned to the family farm and farmed for over 40 years.
After a tough fight with a series of medical issues, Detroit Lakes summer resident Jerry Landry passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at Kindred Hospital in Scottsdale, Ariz. Jerry was born and raised in Duluth, Minn.
Jan. 13, 1919-Nov. 13, 2011 Audrey L. Ortenstone, 92, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, November 13, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Emmanuel Nursing Home Chapel, with Chaplain Vicki Marthaler, officiating. Visitation took place for one hour prior to services. Audrey Luverne Ortenstone was born to Herter and Camilla (Hansen) Nelson on January 13, 1919 in Minneapolis. She graduated at age 16 as the salutatorian of the Columbia Heights High School class of 1935.
March 6, 1922-Nov. 14, 2011 Lloyd C. Dretsch, 89, of Frazee, passed away Monday, November 14, 2011, at the Frazee Care Center with his family at his side. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 at Furey Funeral Home in Frazee. A rosary service will take place at 6:30 p.m., with a prayer service to follow at 7 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov.
June 5, 1930-Nov. 12, 2011 Charles S. Svare, 81, of Audubon, died Saturday November 12, 2011 at his son's residence in rural Audubon, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Charles Svare was born to George and Signe (Johnson) Svare on June 5, 1930 in Pelican Rapids. He grew up and attended elementary school in Vergas. He graduated from Frazee High School in 1949. As a young man he worked for Franklin Fence, and Fankhanel's Bar in Vergas, as well as Daggett Trucking in Frazee and Detroit Grocery in Detroit Lakes. He served in the United States Army Reserve, 1951-1956.
Robert J. Neubauer, 90, of Fargo, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2011 at ManorCare Health Services in Fargo. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, with visitation starting at 5 p.m. The funeral service is set for 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at Elim Lutheran Church, 321 9th St. N, Fargo.
Aug. 31, 1927-Nov. 12, 2011 Former Perham resident Donald W. Forness, 84, of Moorhead, died Saturday, November 12, 2011 at River Pointe in Moorhead. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Moorhead, with pastors Bruce Noenning and Carl Nobel officiating. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 at Korsmo Funeral Home in Moorhead and at the church one hour prior to services on Thursday. Donald Wayne Forness was born to Helmer and Olga (Wold) Forness on August 31, 1927 near Walcott, N.D.
Feb. 22, 1931-June 12, 2011 Former Detroit Lakes resident Joseph E. Eidenschink, 80, of Monticello, Minn., died on Sunday, June 12, 2011 in Brooklyn Center, Minn. A mass of Christian burial took place on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at St. Henry Catholic Church in Monticello, with interment taking place on June 21 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. Joseph was born February 22, 1931 in Detroit Lakes. During his lifetime, he was a member of the Osseo American Legion Post 172 and the Glaziers and Glassworkers Local 1324.
Aug. 6, 2007-Nov. 6, 2011 Andrew David Thompson, age 4, passed away peacefully into the arms of our Lord on Sunday, November 6, 2011 after a courageous battle with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. He was at home surrounded by loving family and friends. Andrew was born on August 6, 2007, in Minneapolis, and lived with his adoring family in St. Louis Park. He was a brave, smart, beautiful, funny, imaginative child. Andrew, a.k.a. "Captain Cardiac," enjoyed playing with his dad, mom, brother and many other friends and family.