DL News Staff
June 15, 1934-Feb. 24, 2012 Donald E. Edwards, 77, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, February 24, 2012 at Essentia Health St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes. Donald Eugene Edwards was born to Sidney and Elizabeth (Nunn) Edwards on June 15, 1934 in rural Detroit Lakes. He grew up and attended country school in the Cotton Lake area of rural Detroit Lakes. He then attended Frazee High School. Don worked as a carpenter with his father. They moved to Seattle, Wash., to build homes, and later moved to California.
JoAnne Flury Foley, 67, of Alberta, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2012. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Chokio, with visitation for one hour prior to services. Arrangements were entrusted to Pedersen Funeral Home, Morris.
Sept. 27, 1931-Feb. 26, 2012 JoAnn Gustafson, 80, of rural Ogema, died Sunday, February 26, 2012 at Essentia Health St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes. Services for JoAnn will be held 2 p.m. Friday, March 2 at Lund Lutheran Church, rural Detroit Lakes, with visitation for hour prior to services. Interment will be held in the spring at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Wheaton, Minn. The David-Donehower Funeral Home is serving the family. JoAnn Gjerde was born to Simon and Borgny (Garnes) Gjerde on September 27, 1931 in Leonard, N.D. As a young girl, JoAnn moved to Wolverton, Minn.
Aug. 4, 1946-Feb. 26, 2012 Pamelyn R. Ressler, 65, of Detroit Lakes, died at Essentia Health in Fargo on Sunday, February 26, 2012, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Detroit Lakes. Pamelyn was born the daughter of Paul and Elizabeth (Haynes) Radke on August 4, 1946 in Stillwater, Minn. She was raised and educated in Stillwater, graduating with honors from Stillwater Senior High in 1964. Pamelyn was united in marriage to Daniel Ressler on September 11, 1965 in Stillwater.
Liam John Moore, cherished son of Chris and Lucinda Moore and beloved brother of Rylee and Leslie, was born into God's care on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at Essentia Health-St.
Sept. 26, 1927-Feb. 20, 2012 Eleanor Christiansen, 84, a longtime Ponsford-Park Rapids area resident went home to be with her Lord on Monday, February 20, 2012 at St. Joseph's Area Health Services in Park Rapids. Eleanor was born to Miles and Millicent (Owen) Evans on September 26, 1927 in Clearbrook. As a young girl she moved with her parents to a farm near Hines. She attended the Hines Public School through the eighth grade and then went on to attend high school in Blackduck, where she graduated with honors with the Class of 1945. Eleanor then ventured to St.
July 23, 1955-Feb. 20, 2012 Dan Jahner, 56, Detroit Lakes, died unexpectedly on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012. Dan was born July 23, 1955, in Bismarck, N.D., to Bart and Victoria Jahner. Dan grew up in Fargo and graduated from South High in 1974. He married Linda Marie Erickson in 1982. A 33-year veteran of Case IH, one of Dan's greatest joys was working and commuting side by side with his father, Bart, for over 20 plus years.
April 15, 1936-Feb. 20, 2012 Inadel M. Gunnarson, 75, of Hawley, died Monday, February 20, 2012 at Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. Funeral services for Inadel will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at Eksjo Lutheran Church, rural Lake Park. Visitation will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) at David Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, continuing one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. Inadel was born to Frederick and Alice Anderson on April 15, 1936 in Rochester, Mich. She graduated from Avondale High School in Auburn Hills, Mich.
April 15, 1938-Feb. 20, 2012 Donald "Don" John Engelke, 73, of White Earth, passed away Monday, February 20, 2012, at the home of his daughter, Cheryl, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. A memorial sevice will be held 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 24, at the Ogema Community Center, with visitation to be held one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be made in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Twin Valley, in the spring of 2012. David-Donehower Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Sept. 8, 1939-Feb. 21, 2012 Rita E. Coalwell, 72, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at her residence, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Rita Elizabeth Coalwell was born to Leo and Josephine (Gamroth) Marsolek on September 8, 1939 in Little Falls, Minn. She grew up and attended school in Little Falls, graduating from Little Falls High School in 1958. Following high school, Rita attended nursing school in Brainerd. She moved to California, where she briefly worked as a nurse. She later returned to Little Falls and was united in marriage to Robert A.