DL News Staff
July 21, 1932-Jan. 8, 2012 A Celebration of the Life of Robert F. "Bob" Dobrenski will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28 in Zion Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes.
Sept. 29, 1930-April 17, 2012 Jay A. Moses, 81, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at his residence. Jay Arlen Moses was born to Jay and Marie (Larson) Moses on September 29, 1930 in Pelican Rapids. He grew up and attended country school in rural Pelican Rapids. He graduated from Pelican Rapids High School in 1948. He served in the United States Navy from 1952-1956. Jay was united in marriage to Lorraine Eidenschink on June 29, 1954 in Detroit Lakes. They lived in Virginia for two years before moving to Detroit Lakes in 1956.
Gerald Arenson, 78, of Frazee, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2012 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services were set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 18 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Frazee, with visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the start of services. Interment will follow the service in the Vergas Village Cemetery.
Feb. 1, 1924-April 14, 2012 Former Frazee resident Ethel Anna (Holmer Gotschy) Maves, 88, passed away peacefully, with her daughter at her side, Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today (Wednesday), with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service, at Furey Funeral Home in Frazee. It will continue for one hour prior to Thursday's service at the church. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 19 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Frazee.
Jan. 28, 1926-April 13, 2012 William F.K."Bill" Haspel, 86, of Audubon, passed away Friday, April 13, 2012 at his home. Bill was born the son of William A. and Phyllis (Harding) Haspel on January 28, 1926 in Camrose, Alberta, Canada. His family had left Detroit Lakes to homestead in Canada about 1900, and at the age of 13, Bill returned with his family to the Detroit Lakes area. He was educated at District 57 in rural Rochert. Bill was united in marriage to Dorothy Totland on November 8, 1950 in Detroit Lakes.
Oct. 25, 1924-April 12, 2012 Former Detroit Lakes and Barnesville resident Donald E. "Don" Mulcahy, 87, of Yukon, Okla., died Thursday, April 12, 2012 at Essentia Health in Fargo. Don was born the son of Edward and Dora (Nicklay) Mulcahy on October 25, 1924 in Barnesville, on the old Seiber farm. He started school at District 65 and graduated from Assumption Catholic School. He lived on the Johnny Nicklay farm until 1961. Don then moved to Detroit Lakes to the 2x4 Ranch, where he trained and cared for horses.
Aug. 18, 1948-April 13, 2012 Ernest M. Olson Jr., 63, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, April 13, 2012 at the Golden Manor, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Ernest was born the son of Ernest and Audrey (Craft) Olson, Sr., on August 18, 1948 in Perham. He was raised and educated in Detroit Lakes. Ernest was united in marriage to Roberta Westlund on January 12, 1974 at Lake Park. He was a self-employed truck driver for over 30 years. Ernest enjoyed fishing, boating and bonfires.
Joanne "Joey" (LaFriniere) Simonson, 66, of Gary, Minn., died Thursday, April 12, 2012 at Sanford Health in Fargo. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service, at the Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home in Mahnomen. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 at the Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home. Arrangements were entrusted to the Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home in Mahnomen.
May 24, 1936-April 11, 2012 Former Waubun resident Albin L. "Albie" Scherping, 75, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at his home. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes, with Monsignor Timothy McGee officiating. Interment will be in St. Ann's Cemetery, Waubun. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 16 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes. There will be a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Parish Vigil at 7 p.m. in the church.
Jan. 14, 1913-April 9, 2012 Eunice M. Ellickson, 99, of Lake Park died on Monday, April 9, 2012 at GracePoint Crossing, Cambridge, Minn. Eunice was born to John and Lettie (Christenson) Anderson on January 14, 1913 in rural Lake Park. She attended school at District 12. On October 28, 1938, Eunice married Sydney Ellickson at Lake Park Lutheran Church. After living in Lake Park a short while they moved to a farm five miles north of Lake Park and just a mile west of her family farm.