DL News Staff
June 30, 1916-April 2, 2006 Norman E. Olson, 89, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, April 2, 2006 at North Ridge Care Center in New Hope, Minn. Norman Edward Olson was born to Edward and Bessie Linquist Olson on June 30, 1916 in Tintah, Minn. As a young boy, he moved with his family to Morris, Minn., and he graduated from high school there. In 1936, he went to work for the Civilian Conservation Corps near the north shore of Lake Superior. In January 1942, Norman entered into the U.S. Army, and he fought in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.
July 25, 1932-April 3, 2006 Margaret Boswell, 73, of Pelican Rapids, died Monday, April 3, 2006, at St. Mary's Hospital, Detroit Lakes. Margaret Lucille Cleaveland, daughter of Earl and Agnes (Abrahamson) Cleaveland, was born July 25, 1932, at Granite Falls, Minn. She attended school at Casper and Skime, Minn., country schools. Margaret worked as a waitress in Roseau and Rochester, Minn., before moving to Biloxi, Miss., where she met and married Andrew Froysland, in 1954. They had one son, Frank.
Sept. 8, 1953-April 1, 2006 Eugene L. "Bim" Hegg, 52, of Fertile, Minn., died on Saturday, April 1, 2006, at the SCCI Hospital in Fargo. Eugene was born to Harvey and Lorraine (Bennen) Hegg on Sept. 8, 1953, at Crookston, Minn. They later moved to Fertile, where Eugene grew up and graduated from Fertile-Beltrami High School in 1972. After receiving his education, Bim began working with Joe Gaeta, who taught him carpentry. Along with his special friend, Lavonne Sannes, Eugene worked in Watford City, N.D., for about a year. He returned to Fertile and continued working as a carpenter.
March 1, 1911-April 2, 2006 Erick W. Wenzel, 95, of Vergas, died on Sunday, April 2, 2006 in the Frazee Care Center, Frazee. Erick was born the son of William and Augusta (Gewe) Wenzel on March 1, 1911 in Germany. At the age of 14, he came to live in the U.S., with 11 cents in his pocket. He worked as a barber, and then was employed as a supervisor for many years at American Crystal Sugar in Chaska, Moorhead and Crookston, Minn. Erick married Hildegarde "Hillie" Ell on Aug. 28, 1938 in Ortonville, Minn. He later retired, and they made their home on Long Lake near Vergas.
Nov. 8, 1924-March 30, 2006 Elsie M. Beckerleg, 81, of Akeley, Minn., died on Thursday, March 30, 2006 at the Heritage Living Center in Park Rapids. Elsie Marie Karl, the daughter of Louis, Sr. and Margaret (Pickar) Karl, was born on Nov. 8, 1924 at Marion, N.D. She moved with her family to Litchville, N.D., where she attended school. She helped on the family farm for a number of years. During World War II she moved to Bellingham, Wash., where she worked in the shipyards. Elsie married Homer F. Beckerleg on Sept. 9, 1946 at Marion, N.D.
Sept. 1, 1907-April 1, 2006 Former Hawley resident Stanley V. Gunderson, 98, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, April 1, 2006 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Stanley Vincent Gunderson was born to Gilbert and Mabel (Mitchell) Gunderson on Sept. 1, 1907, in Hawley. He moved with his parents to Hitterdal, Minn., graduating in 1925. He attended North Dakota State University for one year. He married Mabel Knudson on Nov. 17, 1935 at the Hawley Lutheran Church Parsonage. Stanley worked as a farm laborer in the rural Hawley area, and also farmed south of Hawley.
Mary B. Ortiz, 43, of Detroit Lakes, died at her residence on Sunday, April 2, 2006, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Mary was born to Orville and Joanne Rosenthal Myogeto on Nov. 6, 1962 in Detroit Lakes, where she grew up and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1981. On April 14, 1984 she married Jesus Ortiz in Detroit Lakes. Mary worked at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes for 25 years. She loved to do Arts and Crafts, baking and gardening.
Leitheiser retiring An open house will be held to celebrate Ed Leitheiser's retirement. Please join us on Sunday, April 2, 2-4 p.m. at the Country Inn & Suites. No gifts please.
Kolke 50th Erling and DeVaughn Kolke of Audubon celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on March 30. Their children will host an open house celebration on April 23, at the Cormorant Community Center from 2-4 p.m. Relatives and friends are all invited. No gifts please.
Slykerman-Kenny Staci Slykerman and Leo Kenny announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Steve and Luanne Slykerman of LaMoure, North Dakota and John and Annette Kenny of St. Andrews, Manitoba Canada. Staci graduated from the University of Minnesota, Crookston and currently works for the University of Minnesota Extension Service in Detroit Lakes. Leo graduated from the University of Minnesota, Crookston and is currently attending Vet school at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine is Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada. A May 27th wedding is planned at St.