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June 4, 1928-Jan. 6, 2010 Phyllis M. Zirbel, 81, of Hamilton, Mont., passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at her home. Phyllis Mae Berger was born to Joseph and Constance (Geniesse) Berger on June 4, 1928 in Wrightstown, Wis. She earned a bachelor's degree in primary education from the College of St. Katherine in St. Paul. Phyllis married Gerald Wayne Zirbel on June 7, 1952. She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church Craft Group and St. Francis Ladies.
Oct. 2, 1922-Jan. 5, 2010 Former Jamestown, N.D. resident Betty June Heyer, 87, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at St. Mary's Innovis Health in Detroit Lakes. Betty Green was born the daughter of Charles Everet and Nellie Irene (Grounds) Green on October 2, 1922 in Shidler, Okla. She attended school in various areas of Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. On February 14, 1946 Betty married Franklin O. Heyer in Lane, S.D. They made their home in Huron, S.D., later moving to Wahpeton, N.D. and to Jamestown in 1957.
Feb. 16, 1921-Jan. 3, 2010 Doris Jane Walters, 88, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, January 3, 2010 at St. Mary's Innovis Health in Detroit Lakes. A Celebration of Life for Jane is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 6 at First Baptist Church in Detroit Lakes, with Pastor Jim Hinson officiating. There will be visitation one hour prior to services. Interment will be held in the Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, S.D. Doris Jane Porter was born to Frank and Marie (Zacharias) Porter on February 16, 1921 in Pierre, S.D. Jane was raised and educated in Pierre, graduating in 1939.
May 17, 1979-Jan. 3, 2010 Amanda A. Bergstrom, 30, of St. Louis Park, Minn., died Sunday, January 3, 2010 from injuries sustained in a snowmobile accident in rural Detroit Lakes. Amanda was born to Perry Heinonen and Cheryl Bergstrom on May 17, 1979 in Detroit Lakes. She was raised in Detroit Lakes and Frazee, graduating from Frazee High School in 1997. After graduation she moved to Minneapolis, where she worked in various jobs. Amanda worked for Fox TV and Time Warner as a traffic programmer.
May 24, 1918-Jan. 4, 2010 Geraldine M. Vickers, 91, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, January 4, 2010 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Geraldine Mae O'Connor was born to William and Lulu (Thompson) O'Connor on May 24, 1918 in New Rockford, N.D. After graduating from high school she attended Dakota Business College in Fargo and upon completion she worked for North Dakota State University as the secretary to the dean of the Home Economics Department.
Jan. 21, 1921-Dec. 30, 2009 Mary Bell Dodd, 88, of Ogema, died Wednesday at St. Mary's-Innovis Health in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5 at Northern Lights Tabernacle in Richwood, with Pastor Harold Soyring officiating. Interment will be in the Strawberry Lake Mennonite Cemetery in rural Ogema. Mary was born to Ross and Mathilda (Manning) Riggle on January 21, 1921 in Frazee. She was raised and educated in Frazee. Mary was united in marriage to Victor Dodd June 2, 1936 in Frazee.
April 22, 1929-Jan. 3, 2010 Former Audubon resident Lois V. Heden, 80, of Detroit Lakes, died on Sunday, January 3, 2010, in Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Lois Virginia Senn was born the daughter of Clarence and Alice (Olson) Senn on April 22, 1929 in Pelican Rapids. She graduated from Pelican Rapids High School and then attended Moorhead State University for two years. After receiving her teaching degree, Lois taught school in Evansville, Minn., for three years. Lois was united in marriage with Erwin Thorson on August 18, 1950. Lois and Erwin had four children together.
Former Detroit Lakes resident Thomas Mark Chelmo, 58, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 1, 2010 in Maple Grove, Minn. A memorial service is set for 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at the Cremation Society of Minnesota, Brooklyn Park Chapel, 7835 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Park. There will be visitation for one hour prior to services. The Cremation Society of Minnesota is providing arrangements.
Jan. 15, 1919-Dec. 28, 2009 L. Mercedes Roos, 90, of Hawley, died Monday, December 28, 2009 at Viking Manor Nursing Home in Ulen. Lillian Mercedes Mickelson was born to Olga and Malkin Mickelson on January 15, 1919 in Callaway, the oldest of three siblings. She was a 1937 graduate of Waubun High School, where she was valedictorian, and of Concordia College in 1941, earning a double major in music and English. She was the Cobber homecoming queen in 1940 and a member of the concert choir for four years. Mercedes worked in the field of education both prior to and after raising three sons.
Raymond Larson, 70, of Ponsford, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at Innovis Hospital in Fargo. A visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sat-urday, January 2, at the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids, with a prayer service to be held at 6 p.m. For more information, call the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home at 218-732-5131.