DL News Staff
Aug. 2, 1949-Sept. 13, 2011 Joseph A. Meyer, 62, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at Essentia Health in Fargo. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at David-Donehower Funeral Home; friends may call for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Bovey, Minn. Joseph Arthur Meyer was born to Arthur and Florence (Perrault) Meyer on August 2, 1949 in Ogema. He spent most of his childhood in the Detroit Lakes area, attending Detroit Lakes Public Schools.
Former Fargo resident Dorothy Jean McDougal, 89, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, September 13, 2011, in Emmanuel Nursing Home of Detroit Lakes. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, followed by the funeral at 2 p.m., in First Baptist Church, Detroit Lakes. Arrangements have been entrusted to David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes.
Juliana Haas Dacy, 88, of Sebastian, Fla., and Ottertail, Minn., passed away peacefully at her home at Walker Elder Suites, Edina, Minn., on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. Juliana was born on Dec. 28, 1922, in Detroit Lakes to George J. Haas and Edna Larkin Haas. She graduated from Detroit Lakes High School and the University of Minnesota.
Florine "Mickey" Eveslage, 91, long-time Frazee resident and kindergarten school teacher, died on Sept. 10, 2011, in Winthrop, Minn., after a short illness. Born to William and Cora Schwartz on Nov. 27, 1919, in St. Cloud, she graduated from St. Cloud Technical High School in 1937 and earned her teaching certificate at St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1939. She taught elementary school near Foley for one year and then two years in Beardsley. She married Donald Eveslage, her beau from high school and college, on June 6, 1942.
Ione G. Greenlaw, 84, Detroit Lakes, died Friday Sept. 9, 2011, in Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. Ione Gladys Greenlaw was born on Nov. 7, 1926, in Detroit Lakes to Oscar and Elsie Grunewald Anderson. She grew up in the Lake Eunice area and attended Detroit Lakes schools, graduating in 1944. She was united in marriage to Charles Greenlaw on June 1, 1946. Ione helped and worked with her brother LeRoy when he started Snappy, Inc.
Betty F. Peterson, 87, Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, in Essentia Health, Fargo. Funeral services will be Friday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m. in Grace Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, with Reverend Rob Nelson officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call 4-7 p.m., with a prayer service at 7, on Thursday at David-Donehower Funeral Home. The visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Betty Fern Peterson was born Dec. 2, 1923, in Alden, Minn., to Frank and Zeltha Belle (Decker) Purdy.
LaVonne Marie Jensen Danitschek, 72, of Wood-field Drive, Waynesville, N.C., passed away on Sept. 6, 2011, at MedWest-Harris Regional Medical Center. A native of Valley City, N.D., she grew up in Mahnomen, Minn., and had resided in Haywood County since 1992. She was the daughter of the late Hjalmer and Ruth Cook Jensen. She was a registered nurse, an alto in the choir at St. John Lutheran Church in Idaho Falls, Idaho, president of the LCW at St.
Eldora Mae Wattenhofer, 85, Two Inlets, Minn., died on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at the Diamond Willow Care Center in Park Rapids. Eldora M. Thomas was born on March 21, 1926, in Faith, S.D., and was the daughter of Jennings Jackson (Jack) and Lulia Mae (Teller) Thomas. She grew up on the family ranch and attended the local school at Faith. While growing up in South Dakota, she became an experienced horseperson. She could shoot rattlesnakes while riding, she also did barrel racing and served as pick up rider at the rodeos, along with being a sheep-herder.
Helen I. Erickson, 90, resident of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at Oak Crossing of Detroit Lakes. Funeral services for Helen will be held Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at 11 a.m. in Grace Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at David Donehower Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m., with a 7 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will also continue at the church one hour prior to services on Thursday. Interment will be held in Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes. Helen Irene Stende was born Oct. 11, 1920, in Ulen, Minn., to S.
Glendiva Backman, 88, Alexandria, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, in Knute Nelson Memorial Home, Alexandria. Glendiva Backman was born during a terrible blizzard in the early morning of Jan. 19, 1923, on her parents' farm in Stony Brook Township in Grant County, Minn. Her parents were Iver Melaas and Tilla (Olsen Haugsrud) Melaas. She was baptized and confirmed at Rock Prairie Lutheran Church, Grant County. She received her education in country school District No. 70, ending in eighth grade, as was the custom for many farm kids.