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Longtime Park Rapids and Wolf Lake area resident Eddie R. Jokela, 90, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at St. Josephs Area Health Services in Park Rapids. Funeral services are pending with the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids. For more information please call 218-732-5131.
George E. Libby, Sr. 58, of White Earth, died September 10, 2009 as the result of a tragic house fire. A memorial service is set for 3 p.m. Tuesday, January 19 at the White Earth Community Center, with a time of gathering one hour prior to the funeral on Tuesday. Arrangements have been entrusted to Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home of Mahnomen and Winger, Minn.
Feb. 8, 1938-Jan. 10, 2010 Duane G. Jasken, 71, of Ogema, passed away at home on Sunday, January 10, 2010, surrounded by his family. A mass of Christian burial is set for 11 a.m. Friday, January 15 at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in White Earth, with Father Walter Butor, O.M.I., officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, White Earth. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14 at the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes; there will be a parish vigil at 7 p.m.
Feb. 16, 1926-Dec. 23, 2009 Detroit Lakes native Dr. Robb Howard Rutledge, 83 a prominent surgeon, died Wednesday, December 23, 2009, in Fort Worth, Texas. Robb was born the son of Dr. Lloyd and Nancy Rutledge on February 16, 1926, in Detroit Lakes. He graduated from Detroit Lakes High School, attended the University of Michigan, and graduated from Harvard Medical School. Surviving Robb are his wife, Eunice; four children; 11 grandchildren; sister-in-law, Gerrie Rutledge; and his nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother, Dr. John B.
Oct. 16, 1926-Jan. 9, 2010 Russell D. Skinner, 83, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, January 9, 2010 at St. Mary's Innovis Health, Detroit Lakes. Russell was born the son of John and Esther (Olsen) Skinner on October 16, 1926 in Detroit Lakes. He attended country school at District 41 in Hamden Township, Becker County. Russell enlisted in the United States Navy in 1945 and served on the USS Ajax until receiving an honorable discharge in 1948. Russell married Fern Mott in December 1949. They made their home in Texas for a couple of years, before returning to Audubon.
Thomas W. "Bill" Pierce of Rochert died suddenly on Friday, January 8th, 2010 in Overland Park, Kansas. Born in 1945 in Washington, D.C., he is preceded in death by his father, Thomas Pierce, Jr. and his mother, Edna Wahl Pierce. Bill grew up in Enderlin, N.D., graduated from Enderlin High School, served in the U.S. Air Force, and was stationed in Biloxi, Miss., where he met his wife of 42 years. After the Air Force, Bill graduated from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology.
Nov. 11, 1918-Jan. 9, 2010 John P. Schueller, 91, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, January 9, 2010 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes; there will be a rosary at 7 p.m. and parish vigil at 7:30 p.m. The visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the mass on Thursday. A mass of Christian burial is set for 1 p.m. Thursday, January 14 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes.
May 11, 1944-Dec. 22, 2009 Dorothy A. "Dottie" Sutton, 65, of Willmar, died Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at her home, surrounded by her family. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, January 16 at United Methodist Church in Willmar. There will be visitation for one hour prior to services. Burial will be in Cayuga Community Cemetery, Cayuga, N.D. Dorothy Alice Webb was born the daughter of Ross E. and Georgia (Rada) Webb on May 11, 1944, in Veblen, S.D.
Sept. 4, 1933-Jan. 6, 2010 Dale H. Jorgenson, 76, of Janesville, Minn., died on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at Immanuel St. Joseph's-Mayo Health System in Mankato. Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. MOnday, Jan. 11 at Arnoldt-McRaith Funeral Home in Janesville, continuing for one hour prior to the funeral on Tuesday. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 12 in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Freedom Township, Waseca County, with the Rev. Glenn Korb officiating.
Sept. 13, 1921-Jan. 4, 2010 Floyd A. Warling, 88, of rural Lake Park, died Monday, January 4, 2010 at his home. Floyd was born to Bernhard and Caroline (Nelson) Warling on September 13, 1921 in the Hamden Township, Becker County. He attended country school at District 41 in Hamden Township until the eighth grade, and then went on to graduate from Lake Park High School. Floyd was united in marriage to Vernette Christoffers on October 25, 1945 at Lake Park Lutheran Church. God blessed their marriage with four children.