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Feb. 10, 1927-April 14, 2010 Elwin F. Adams, 83, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at the VA Medical Center in Fargo. Elwin was born the son of Delbert and Lillie (Faulkner) Adams on February 10, 1927 in Toad Lake Township, rural Becker County. He attended country school until 8th grade. As a teenager, he left home to work on the Al Eean farm near Spiritwood, N.D. Elwin entered the United States Army in 1945 and received training at Camp Roberts in California. He then went on to Massachusetts before flying to Gander, Newfoundland, where he served as a military cook.
May 20, 1926-April 14, 2010 Iris J. Swenson, 83, of Moorhead, died Wednesday, April 14, 2010, in MeritCare Palliative Care Unit, Fargo. Iris was born to Edward and Anne (Boettcher) Wilhelm on May 20, 1926 in Arthur, N.D. She graduated from Arthur High School and Concordia College. Iris married A.J. "Bud" Swenson on August 27, 1950 in Fargo.
Kennard M. Hamre, 83, of Lake Park, died Thursday, April 8, 2010 at St. Mary's Innovis Health in Detroit Lakes. Services were held Tuesday, April 13 at Atlanta Lutheran Church in rural Ulen, with burial in the church cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Wright Funeral Home, Hawley.
May 3, 1957-April 11, 2010 David K. Arola, 52, of Crystal, Minn., died Sunday, April 11, 2010 at his home, following a four-year battle with cancer. David was born on May 3, 1957 in Minneapolis, the beloved son of Stella and Harvey Arola. He was a member of Operating Engineers Local No.
Sept. 19, 1945-April 9, 2010 Ronald D. Kolnes, 64, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, April 9, 2010 at White Earth. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 17 at the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, with Pastor Jane Millikan officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home between 10-11 a.m. Saturday. Interment will be in Hendrum, Minn. Ronald Dan Kolnes was born to Lawrence and Eleanor (Dirdahl) Kolnes on September 19, 1945 in Ada. He was raised and educated in Hendrum.
Aug. 22, 1953-April 11, 2010 Patrick A. Parker, 56, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, April 11, 2010 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. A mass of Christian burial is set for 1 p.m. Friday, April 16 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes, with Monsignor Timothy McGee officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Glenwood, Minn. Friends may call from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 15, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. The visitation will continue one hour prior to Friday's mass at the church. Patrick Allen Parker was born to John E.
Sept. 23, 1936-April 9, 2010 Arlene J. Vadnais, 73, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, April 9, 2010 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 14 at the Chapel at Oak Crossing, with Chaplain Tim Cook officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the services at Oak Crossing. Arlene Jeanette Vadnais was born to Henry and Leona (Melander) Grone on September 23, 1936 in Fosston, Minn. She was raised and educated in Gonvik, Minn., and graduated from Gonvik High School in 1954.
Oct. 22, 1935-April 2, 2010 Shirley Ann Trowbridge, 74, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, April 2, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Funeral services were held Monday, April 5 at Christian Fellowship Church in Detroit Lakes, with Revs. Jim Erb and Tim Rice officiating. Interment was at Lakeside Cemetery, Frazee. Shirley Ann Forsberg was born to Art and Mabel (Cobbler) Forsberg on October 22, 1935 in Frazee. She was raised and educated in Frazee and is a graduate of Frazee High School.
Feb. 6, 1930-April 7, 2010 Merlen R. Erickson, 80, of Moorhead, died April 7, 2010 at Eventide Lutheran Home in Moorhead. Merlen Richard Erickson was born to Louise and Carl Erickson on February 6, 1930 in Lake Park. Merlen grew up in Lake Park and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1948. He joined the Navy in 1948 and then attended college at Moorhead State Teacher's College graduating with honors in 1954, with a major in music and minor in geography. Merlen taught in Waubun, Walhalla, N.D., Hitterdal and finally in Moorhead, in the fall of 1959.
Former Lake Park and Ulen resident Harold LaVerne Cary, 89, of Dilworth, died Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at Eventide Lutheran Home in Moorhead. A memorial gathering will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 16, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Wright Funeral Home in Hawley. There will also be a celebration of life service at 2 p.m. Friday, April 17 in Atlanta Lutheran Church, rural Ulen, with interment in the church cemetery. Wright Funeral Home in Hawley is providing arrangements.