DL News Staff
Former White Earth resident Donald W. DeGroat, 69, died suddenly on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Harrington Healthcare in Webster, Mass. Memorial services are pending with the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes.
Aug. 3, 1925-April 6, 2012 Former Vergas resident Adele L. Schrupp, 86, of Frazee, died Friday, April 6, 2012 at the Frazee Care Center. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10 in St. John's Lutheran Church, Vergas, with Reverend Robert Hinckley officiating, with interment in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 9, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at St.
Jeffrey R. Liljequist, 55, died Friday, April 6, 2012 at his home in Audubon. Visitation is set from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 at Korsmo Funeral Chapel in Moorhead. Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 12 in Korsmo Funeral Chapel, with burial to follow at the Hawley Cemetery in Hawley.
John Swiers, 83, of Bejou, died Thursday, April 5, 2012 at his home, surrounded by his family. Visitation will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 9, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home, Mahnomen. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10 in Circles of Faith United Church of Christ, Waubun. Arrangements have been entrusted to Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home.
Brenda Rude, 49, of Callaway, died Friday, March 30, 2012 in her home. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday, April 5 at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Callaway, with visitation beginning at 12:30 p.m. and continuing until the start of services. Arrangements have been entrusted to Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home, Mahnomen.
Oct. 18, 1924-April 2, 2012 Mary E. Williams, 87, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, April 2, 2012 at her residence. Mary Elizabeth Williams was born to Stephen and Elizabeth (Adams) Helenske on October 18, 1924 in New Rockford, N.D. She grew up and attended country school in that area. She then moved to St. Cloud, Minn., where she lived with her sister and attended high school. Following her graduation from high school she returned to North Dakota, and taught country school near Fessenden. She was united in marriage to Robert L.
Feb. 4, 1917-March 13, 2012 Former Detroit Lakes resident Geraldine "Gerry" Edwards Pearson, 95, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Gerry was born to Ella Mae Reeves Edwards and Clarence Vincent Edwards on February 4, 1917, in Groton, S.D. In 1934, she graduated from Detroit Lakes High School. On February 12, 1938, Gerry married John Olaf Pearson of Detroit Lakes. Preceding Gerry in death were her parents, Mae and Clarence Edwards; husband, John Pearson; brother, Keith Clarence Edwards; and granddaughter, Sally Jean Watson.
May 6, 1919-March 18, 2012 Bessie Greenough, better known as Betty, died Sunday, March 18, 2012 at the Cottages of the Emmanuel Community in Detroit Lakes. Betty was born May 6, 1919 and grew up in Madelia, Minn., the only surviving child of George and Kathryn Hill. Betty attended Hamline University, graduating in 1941 with a degree in business. While there she met Frank Greenough. They were married just before he was drafted for World War II.
Dec. 6, 1951-Feb. 17, 2012 Former Bullhead City, Ariz., resident Dayle Dene (Bromley) Freeman, 60, of Hackensack, Minn., passed away at her home unexpectedly on Friday, February 17, 2012. Dayle was born to Charles "Chuck" and Deana (Sparks) Bromley on December 6, 1951 in Waterloo, Iowa. She was baptized at Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church on June 29, 1955. She grew up in Hackensack, living above her parents' family business, Bromley's Ten Mile Lake Inn. She attended both Walker elementary and high schools, graduating in 1970.
Dec. 15, 1923-March 25, 2012 Ray Conger was born to Emil and Mabel Conger on December 15, 1923 in Laurel, Mont. He grew up in Laurel and Dillon, Mont. Ray was an athlete, businessman, Christian, and most importantly to his family, a wonderful father. Weeks prior to graduating from high school, Ray went to spring training with the Cincinnati Reds' Ogden, Utah, minor league team. He accepted an invitation to play for the Brigham City Peaches; starting what he expected to be a career in professional baseball. When the season ended, he discovered he was not going to be a major league player.