DL News Staff
Sept. 19, 1960-Jan. 30, 2012 Douglas Keith Mischke was born to Leslie Ralph and Elaine Marie (Hammje) Mischke on September 19, 1960 in Waukegan, Ill. Doug graduated from the Mundelein High School in Mundelein, Ill., with the class of 1978. He was employed with Buehler in the Libertyville, Ill., area and later worked with Pot Latch in Mundelein. In 1993, Douglas moved to Detroit Lakes, where he resided and was employed with various jobs. On March 27, 2008 his mother, Elaine passed away. On January 30, 2012 Douglas passed away at his home in Detroit Lakes, at 51 years of age.
Feb. 1, 1935-May 20, 2012 Joseph N. Nielson, 77, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Diamond Willow in Detroit Lakes. Joseph Nicholas Nielson was born to Peter and Margaret Nielson on February 1, 1935 in rural Wadena. He grew up and attended country school near his home. He served in the United States Air Force from 1952-1956 during the Korean War. Following his discharge from the service he worked as a heavy equipment operator at a gravel pit near Absaraka, N.D. On June 2, 1960 Joseph was united in marriage to Lavon Schneider in Casselton, N.D.
June 30, 1916-May 19, 2012 Lilly Lorita Kenney, 95, longtime Moorhead resident, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 19, at Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes, MN, surrounded by her family. Lilly (Lil) was born on June 30, 1916 at home in Durbin, N.D., delivered by midwife (Grandma Saar) to George and Lydia (Saar) Jahnke. Lil attended school in Casselton, graduating from Casselton High School in 1934. She played basketball and ran track for the Casselton Squirrels. Lil began nurse's training at the St. John's Hospital in Fargo in July of 1934 and graduated with an R.N.
Thelma Bromander, 86, of Twin Valley, died Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Twin Valley Living Center in Twin Valley. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 21 in Walworth Baptist Church, rural Ulen, with visitation for one hour prior to the service. Visitation was also held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 20, with a 3:30 p.m. prayer service, at Anderson Funeral Home, Twin Valley. Burial was to be in Walworth Baptist Cemetery, rural Ulen. Arrangements were entrusted to the Anderson Funeral Home, Twin Valley.
Sept. 9, 2011-May 15, 2012 Dylan Jerome Romaine, 8 months of age, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Sanford Health in Fargo. Baby Dylan was born to his parents, Aaron and Patricia "Tricia" (Stene) Romaine on September 9, 2011 in Fargo. Dylan was so surrounded by fluid in Mommy's belly that we always called him our swimmer. That may be why he surprised us two weeks early. We always thought maybe someday he would decide to swim for a sport and when he shaved his head for competition we would remember the red birthmark on the back of his head.
In loving memory of Sharon Kathleen Crotts, beloved child of Verner and Lorraine Anderson, who passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes at the age of 62. Sharon married Bernard Crotts and they were together 43 years, raised four children, and lived always at the family homestead in rural Shell Lake. Sharon was strong, stubborn, had a hysterical sense of humor, was always truthful and real, and always said it like it is. She had a great love for animals and the animals loved her.
April 13, 1964-April 30, 2012 The joy of his family's heart, Paul Martin Rothschadl, son of James N. and Elizabeth Rothschadl of Waubun, passed away in Philadelphia, Pa., on Monday, April 30, 2012, at the age of 48. Paul was the youngest of nine children, born April 13, 1964, and grew up on the family farm near Waubun, where he helped with chores, loved going on long walks, and was an avid reader. He attended Bemidji State University and the University of Minnesota, earning a B.A. degree in psychology.
July 1, 1947-May 13, 2012 Thomas William Keenan III was born July 1, 1947, and departed this world on Monday, May 13, 2012. His final moments were spent in his own home, surrounded by loved ones. A memorial service will be held at the United Methodist Church in Detroit Lakes at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, with visitation from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Tom was born in Shenandoah, Iowa, to parents Thomas and Hertha (Hauptmann) Keenan.
Leo "Red" J. Sloan, 83, of Osage, died Monday, May 14, 2012 at his home. Memorial services are set for 11 a.m. Friday, May 18, in West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, with interment to follow at 2 p.m. in Riverside Cemetery, Osage. Arrangements were entrusted to the West-Kjos Funeral Home of Detroit Lakes.
Jan. 9, 1922-May 9, 2012 Bernice M. Sauer, 90, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at Summit Place in Eden Prairie, Minn. A mass of Christian burial for Bernice has been scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, May 18 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes, with Monsignor Timothy McGee officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, and for one hour prior to the mass Friday at the church. Bernice Mathilda Sauer was born to John F.