DL News Staff
Sept. 30, 1942-June 21, 2011 Dennis E. Bowman, 68, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at University of Minnesota-Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis, from a massive stroke suffered on Father's Day evening. Dennis had previously survived a head-on truck accident south of Detroit Lakes in November 1979, several heart attacks, a bleeding ulcer, staph infection, pneumonia and bypass surgery over the last few years.
Aug. 17, 1931-June 26, 2011 Virginia E. Finch, 79, of Rochert, died Sunday, June 26, 2011 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Virginia was born to Edward and Mora (Swift) Kohle on August 17, 1931 in Alton, Illinois. She was raised and educated in Alton, graduating from Alton High School in 1949. On December 11, 1954 Ginny was united in marriage to Albert "Bert" Finch at North Alton Baptist Church in Alton. To this union James and Linda were born. In 1975 the family moved to Bloomington, Minn., and in 1990 Ginny and Bert retired to Rochert. Ginny's greatest joy was her family.
Aug. 3, 1944-June 25, 2011 Jean C. Sharp, 66, of Detroit Lakes died Saturday, June 25, 2011 at Sanford Health in Fargo. Jean Sharp was born to Ernest and Adelia (Bartel) Panter on August 3, 1944 in Detroit Lakes. The family moved to the Grand Rapids, Minn., area when Jean was a young girl. They moved back to Detroit Lakes where Jean completed her education, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School. On June 25, 1965 she was united in marriage to Loren Sharp in Detroit Lakes. They made their home and raised three children in Detroit Lakes. Jean later married O.
Dec. 20, 1919-Feb. 27, 2011 Peter Claude Cullen, 91, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, died peacefully on Sunday, February 27, 2011 in Mesa, Ariz. A funeral mass will be held at St Ann's Catholic Church in Goodridge, Minn., at 10 a.m. Monday, July 11, 2011. Interment will follow at Poplar Grove Cemetery. Peter was born December 20, 1919, in Moylan Township, rural Goodridge, the son of James and Margaret (Pittman) Cullen. He married Helen Bruneau on May 8, 1946.
Feb. 6, 1944-June 25, 2011 Former Detroit Lakes resident Frederick J. "Fred" Egan, 67, of West Fargo, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 25, 2011 at Sanford Health in Fargo. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 29 at David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, with a prayer service to be held at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 30 in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes, with Monsignor Tim McGee celebrating the Mass.
Jan. 26, 1926-June 24, 2011 LeRoy Laverne Stensgard, 85, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, June 24, 2011 at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Fergus Falls. LeRoy was born to Theodore C. and Clara L. (Olson) Stensgard on January 26, 1926 in Fargo. Leroy moved with his parents to the family farm in rural Pelican Rapids in 1932, and attended country school in District No. 1. He enlisted in the United States Army in March of 1944 and served until September of 1946. After his military service, LeRoy worked in California for a short time before returning to Detroit Lakes in 1948.
Dec. 29, 1932-June 17, 2011 Marlys A. Thompson, 78, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, June 17, 2011 at the Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, after a short battle with cancer. Marlys Agatha Thompson was born to Hugh M. and Edna I. "Irene" (Hanson) Long on December 29, 1932 in Detroit Lakes. She grew up and received her education in Detroit Lakes, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1950. She then worked as a bookkeeper and cashier at the Blanding's Dept. Store in Detroit Lakes. It was there that she would meet her future husband, Duane Thompson.
A celebration of the life of Claudia (Herringer) Wayne will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at the Herringer home on Lake Maud. Claudia was born on November 10, 1951 in Moorhead. She lived in Geneva, Minn., with her husband and daughters. She passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at St.
Oct. 26, 1928-June 19, 2011 Clyde "Dick" Lund Jr., 82, of Frazee, died Sunday, June 19, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Dick was born to Clyde and Dagny (Selvaag) Lund on October 26, 1928 in Brainerd. He attended elementary school in Ogema, and graduated from Waubun High School with the class of 1947. He then attended North Dakota State University and Moorhead State University. In January of 1951 he left for Camp Rucker in Alabama, where he served in the Army's 136th Infantry during the Korean War.
Sept. 8, 1933-June 19, 2011 Gordon L. Johnson, 77, of Callaway, died Sunday, June 19, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25 at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Callaway, with Reverend Del Stohs officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 24, and attend a 7 p.m. prayer service, at David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes.