DL News Staff
Aug. 28, 1954-July 26, 2010 Kevin Borah, 55, of Fargo, died Monday, July 26, 2010 at Innovis Health in Fargo, from complications following surgery. Kevin was born to Jennings Borah and Ardette Bisson on August 28, 1954 in Detroit Lakes. He was raised in Frazee, where he graduated high school. He married Nancy Kohler August 4, 1973 in Detroit Lakes. They lived in Detroit Lakes and several other Minnesota communities before settling in the Fargo-West Fargo area in 1991.
July 14, 1914-July 22, 2010 Thornton Lemmon, 96, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, July 22, 2010 at Diamond Willow in Detroit Lakes. Thornton, the fourth child of Fredrick and Mabel (Stowell) Lemmon, was born on July 12, 1914 in Pierpont, S.D. He graduated from Pierpont High School in 1932 and in 1934 moved with his family to rural Detroit Lakes, where his parents purchased a farm. In 1935 he worked at a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp near Little Elbow Lake, north of Detroit Lakes. Later that year he attended St.
Gordon Edward Dupre, 82, of Perham, passed away Saturday, July 24, 2010 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 28 at St. Genevieve Catholic Church in Centerville, Minn., with a rosary at 10:20 a.m. A mass of Christian burial is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Genevieve Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Lunch will be served following the service. Arrangements are being provided by David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes.
June 10, 1942-July 22, 2010 Rev. Stuart K. Fankhanel, 68, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday July 22, 2010 at his residence, after a 10-year battle with cancer. Stuart Fankhanel was born to Kurt and Charlotte (Hinze) Fankhanel on June 10, 1942 in Detroit Lakes. He grew up and attended elementary school in Vergas. As a young boy, he helped his parents at Fankhanel's Tavern and Corner Sweet Shop. It was there that he learned to listen to people and how to tell a good story. He was confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Vergas.
Feb. 19, 1934-July 24, 2010 Francis M. Schreder, 76, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, July 24, 2010 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 27 at Holy Rosary Church in Detroit Lakes; there will be a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. The visitation will continue at the church on hour prior to services on Wednesday. A mass of Christian burial is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 28 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes, with Monsignor Timothy McGee officiating.
Nov. 1, 1953-July 23, 2010 Alan B. Korth, 56, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, July 23, 2010 under the care of the staff at Frazee Care Center and Hospice of the Red River Valley. Alan was born the son of Melvin and Shirley (Pulvermacher) Korth on November 1, 1953 in Minot, N.D. He was raised and educated in Clintonville, Wis. Shortly after high school he moved to Frazee with his family, and Alan enlisted in the United States Navy and served in the Vietnam War.
March 7, 1919-July 22, 2010 Ruby Sandberg, 91, died Thursday, July 22, 2010 at Sanford Medical Center in Thief River Falls. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Monday, July 26, 2010 at Johnson Funeral Service, Thief River Falls, with visitation one hour before the funeral. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 27 in Upsala Cemetery, near Detroit Lakes. Ruby Kathleen Schram was born the daughter of Jeremiah and Anna Amanda (Rudolph) Schram on March 7, 1919 in Otter Tail County, in a log house near Vergas.
April 20, 1927-July 19, 2010 Elmer Arthur Pihlaja, 83, of Snellman, joined his sons in heaven on Monday, July 19, 2010. He was a resident of Heritage Cottages in Park Rapids at the time of his passing. Elmer Arthur Pihlaja, son of Arthur Peter and Impi Irene (Longfors) Pihlaja was born April 20, 1927 in Duluth. As a young child he lived in Duluth, Butte, Mont., and Snellman. In 1930 his parents purchased the home place, where he grew up and returned to retire in 1996. He attended and graduated from District 82 Country School in Shell Lake Township. In 1944, Elmer moved to Seattle, Wash.
Caroline A. Hendrickson, 79, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, October 29, 2009 in her home. A memorial service is set for 11 a.m. this Thursday, July 22, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Barnesville.
March 10, 1965-July 19, 2010 Marlene K. Gordon, 45, of Audubon, died Monday, July 19, 2010 at her home, following her courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Friday, July 23 at the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, with Chaplain Vicki Marthaler officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Friday. Interment will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Audubon. Marlene Kay Sakshaug was born to Patrick and Zeila (Raffaell) Sakshaug on March 10, 1965 in Sidney, Mont.