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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.
Nov. 8, 1918-Dec. 29, 2009 Quinten R. Hjelter, 91, of Frazee, died Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at the Frazee Care Center. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, January 3 at the Furey Funeral Home in Frazee and at the Frazee Care Center for one hour prior to the service on Monday. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Monday, January 4 at the Frazee Care Center, with Roy Williams and Chris Swenson officiating.
Former Northwood, N.D., resident Charles Douglas "Charlie" Orvik, 89, of Vergas, passed away Monday, December 28, 2009 at Merit Care Hospital, Fargo, after a short illness. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31 at the United Methodist Church in Vergas, with visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. A military tribute will be performed. A memorial service and burial will take place this spring in the Northwood Public Cemetery at Northwood, N.D. Arrangements are being provided by Furey Funeral Home, Vergas.
March 4, 1929-Dec. 26, 2009 Noris J. Evenson, 80, of St. Michael, Minn., passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2009 at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, Minn. Noris John Evenson was born the son of Noris and Dora (Keil) Evenson on March 4, 1929 in Mora, Minn. He honorably served in the United States Army in Korea. He was wounded in action and received a Purple Heart. On May 27, 1955, Noris Evenson and Sally Bedore were joined in holy marriage in Mora.