DL News Staff
May Jahr, 87, of Erskine, Minn., died Monday, March 21, 2012 at the Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 9 in West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes.
Barbara J. Kluenenberg, 76, of Detroit Lakes died at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes on Friday, June 1, 2012. Barbara was born on July 12, 1965 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A private family service will be held. David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, is serving the family.
Robert L. McKay, 86, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, December 18, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday June 7 in St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church, rural Detroit Lakes. Arrangements have been entrusted to the West-Kjos Funeral Home of Detroit Lakes.
March 4, 2012-June 1, 2012 Kayla Renee Butcher, infant daughter of William Butcher and Summer Weise, died Friday, June 1, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Park Rapids. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 6 at the Old Pine Point School in Ponsford, with Spiritual Leader Mike Swan officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 until the time of Wednesday's services at the Old Pine Point School in Ponsford. Kayla Renee Butcher was born March 4, 2012 in Detroit Lakes.
Dec. 21, 1927-May 18, 2012 Louis Floyd Krieger, 84, of Pelican Rapids, passed away May 18, 2012, in Fountain Hills, Ariz. He was born the son of August and Elizabeth (Buentemeier) Krieger on December 21, 1927 in Grattan Township, Itasca County, Minn. He attended grade school at Grattan and high school at North Central School of Agriculture in Grand Rapids, Minn., graduating in 1944. He furthered his education by attending night schools throughout his working career. On October 10, 1948, Louie married Mary Lou Dawson in Northome, Minn. Together they raised three children.
March 21, 1989-May 14, 2012 Kelsey Schmitzer Maruska, 23, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away Monday, May 14, 2012. She died in a car accident near Vail, Ariz. Kelsey was born March 21, 1989, in Kaiserslautern, Germany to Dale A Schmitzer (formerly of Skokie, Ill.) and Dennis Maruska (formerly of Detroit Lakes), both current residents of Sierra Vista. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, June Schmitzer.
July 20, 1931-May 30, 2012 Former Albert Lea, Minn., resident Elwood T. Lande, 80, of Lake Park, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the VA Medical Center in Fargo. Elwood Truman Lande was born the son of Lewis Andrew and Amelia (Molskness) Lande on July 20, 1931, at their country home in Rake, Iowa. He grew up during the depression and attended numerous country schools before moving to Albert Lea in 1943. He was baptized at Bethany Lutheran Church in Fairbault County, Bricelyn, Minn. He was confirmed at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Albert Lea.
Former Fergus Falls resident Elaine Joann Hotchkiss, 67, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at the Eventide Care Center in Moorhead. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 3, with a 5:30 p.m. prayer service, at Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls, continuing one hour prior to services Monday at the church. Memorial services are set for 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 4 at Grace Lutheran Church in Erhard, with Reverend Brad Soenksen officiating. Interment will be at the Wadena City Cemetery in Wadena. Olson Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.
Nov. 13, 1947-May 25, 2012 Charles "Bob" Porter, 64, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, May 25, 2012 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes. A mass of Christian burial was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 29 in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes, with Monsignor Timothy McGee officiating. Visitation took place from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 28, with a 7 p.m.
Audubon native Ruth H. Broberg, 85, of Minneapolis, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012 at Select Senior Living. A graveside service will be held in Lake Eunice Cemetery, Detroit Lakes, at 12 p.m. Saturday, June 2. Family and friends will gather following the service at Assembly of God Church.