DL News Staff
June 27, 1917-Aug. 3, 2011 Former Fargo resident Mildred C. Gildersleeve, 93, of Rochert, died Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at Sanford Health in Fargo. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7 at David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. There will be a 7 p.m. prayer service Sunday at the funeral home, and visitation continues for one hour prior to services Monday at the church. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8 at the United Church of Christ Congregational Church in Detroit Lakes, with Reverend Mark Kuether officiating.
Aug. 4, 1934-Aug. 4, 1911 Former Crookston resident John H. Anderson, 77, of Detroit Lakes, died on his birthday, August 4, 2011, surrounded by his family, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. John Halvor Anderson, the son of Herman and Mildred (Halvorson) Anderson, was born on August 4, 1934, in Minot, N.D. He was raised by his maternal grandparents, Nina and Judge Halvor Halvorson. He was educated in Minot, graduating from Minot High School in 1952. John continued his education, attending North Dakota State University.
Nov. 2, 1934-July 4, 2011 Mavis Ione Bergley, 76, of Sun City, Calif., died Monday, July 4, 2011 under hospice care in Sun City. Mavis was born the daughter of Hans and Bertha Hanson on November 2, 1934 in Ulen. As a child her family moved to Glyndon, where she was raised and educated. She was married to Leonard Bergley in 1953. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Washington and later moved to California, where she continued to reside until her death. Mavis enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Juanita Hardy, 65, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, July 31, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Visitation continued from 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, through the time of services, which were scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3 in the Old Pine Point School, Ponsford. David-Donehower Funeral Home of Detroit Lakes is assisting the family with arrangements.
Former Fairmount, N.D., resident Myrtle G. Griggs, 99, of Frazee, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at the Frazee Care Center in Frazee. Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 at the Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, 503 3rd Ave. N., Wahpeton, N.D., with a time of fellowship to follow the service. Furey Funeral Home of Frazee is assisting the family with arrangements.
April 23, 1923-July 30, 2011 Former Audubon resident Lucien J. LaPointe, 88, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, July 30, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. A mass of Christian burial is set for 1:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 at the Emmanuel Nursing Home Chapel in Detroit Lakes, with Monsignor Timothy McGee, officiating. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the mass at the nursing home. Lucien Joseph Germaine LaPointe was born in Welland, Ontario, Canada on April 23, 1923.
March 1, 1950-July 30, 2011 Roy Wesley Jepson, 61, lifelong resident of rural Wolf Lake, passed away under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley, surrounded by his family, at his home on Saturday, July 30, 2011. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3 at Furey Funeral Home in Frazee and one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Frazee, with Reverend William Aufdenkamp officiating. Interment will be made in the Pickett Cemetery in Evergreen.
Aug. 8, 1918-July 27, 2011 Carol P. Berget Perry was born to Ivan and Eline (Vigen) Estenson in Kelliher, Minn., and grew up in Fergus Falls with her many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She later moved to Fargo, where she met her husband, Howard Berget, founder of Fargo Insurance Agency, with whom she had four children. After Howard's untimely death at age 38, she met and married William J. Perry, M.D., moving to Ft. Meade, S.D. The household expanded there to include Dr. Perry's two children.
Jan. 18, 1916-July 26, 2011 Former Detroit lakes resident Dorothy Lucille (Cadwell) Shaffer, 95, of Bismarck, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at the Baptist Home in Bismarck. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, in the Baptist Home, with Rev. Clyde Zimblemann officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Dorothy was born on January 18, 1916 in Bruce, S.D., where she grew up and graduated from high school. She married Emery Shaffer in Detroit Lakes in 1942, during World War II. They purchased a home on Little Floyd Lake near Detroit Lakes in 1948.
Jan. 27, 1966-July 27, 2011 Darrin Fitzpatrick, 45, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at Broen Memorial Home in Fergus Falls, following a courageous battle with cancer. Darrin Keith Fitzpatrick was born the son of Terry and Lynne (Ekholm) Fitzpatrick on January 27, 1966 in Minneapolis. He was baptized March 20, 1966, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. Darrin attended school in Minneapolis and Pelican Rapids before graduating from Pelican Rapids High School in 1984. During his school years, Darrin worked at the family-owned Oak Lodge Resort on North Lida Lake.