DL News Staff
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.
Graveside services with full military honors will be held for Paul J. Olson of Lake Park at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 30 in the Eksjo Lutheran Church Cemetery, Lake Park. There will be a luncheon served at Eksjo Lutheran Church following the service. Friends and family are welcome to attend. Paul Olson died Tuesday, March 1, 2011, in Sanford Health, Fargo, at age 87. Funeral services were held Monday, March 7 at Eksjo Lutheran Church. Wright Funeral Home in Lake Park was entrusted with arrangements. An online guestbook and video tribute are available at www.wrightfuneral.com .
Aug. 7, 1939-June 13, 2011 Eli Arnie Niemi, 71, of Osage, died Monday, June 13, 2011 at his home with his loved ones caring for him. The Hospice of the Red River Valley gave the family moral and medical support during his time of need. Eli was born Aug. 7, 1939 to Evalt and Tekla (Yoki) Niemi near Snellman. He attended country school in Carsonville and Toad Lake Townships and went on to attend Frazee High School. He was united in marriage to Diane L. Patchin June 21, 1959. This union was blessed with three children, Cheryl, Terry and Brian. They lived in Chicago, Ill.
Jan. 9, 1952-May 25, 2011 Command Master Chief James D. Fairbanks, 59, of Gulfport, Miss., died Wednesday, May 25, 2011 in Mobile, Ala. Born to Thomas and Marie Fairbanks on January 9, 1952, he grew up in the Pine Point area of the White Earth Reservation. After graduating from Park Rapids High School in 1970, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in November of that year and completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif. He was then assigned to Ordnance School in Quantico, Va.
Timothy R. Reineccius, 51, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, June 13, 2011 at Lakewood Health Systems in Staples, Minn. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 17 at West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, June 18 at the Audubon Chapel of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Audubon. Interment will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Audubon.
March 26, 1935-June 13, 2011 Jean A. Johnson, 76, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, June 13, 2011 following a long illness, at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services for Jean will be held 10 a.m. Friday, June 17 at First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be held at Egelund Cemetery, rural Detroit Lakes. Jean Ann was born to Hans and Anna (Figge) Andresen on March 26, 1935 in Hankinson, N.D. As a young girl she moved with her parents to a farm near Richwood.
Nov. 28, 1929-June 10, 2011 Cameron S. Olson, 81, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, June 10, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Cameron was born the son of Cameron Sr. and Agnes (Enselman) Olson on November 28, 1929 in Detroit Lakes. He was raised and educated in Detroit Lakes. As a young man he plowed snow for Becker County. Cameron later drove truck for Daggett Trucking and Kost Brothers. He eventually drove for Triangle Bus Company in Grand Forks, North Dakota and returned to Detroit Lakes after his retirement.