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May 9, 1923-Dec. 19, 2009 Ernest "Fran" Fox, 86, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died Saturday, December 19, 2009, ending a fierce battle with complications from a stroke. Fran was born to Ernest and Alice Fox on May 9, 1923 in Wibaux, Mont. His family moved to Bismarck, N.D., and then on to Grand Forks, N.D., in 1933. Fran graduated from Central High School in Grand Forks in 1941.
March 26, 1938-Dec. 19, 2009 Donna D. Colvard 71, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, December 19, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Donna was born the daughter of Clyde and Olive "Marie" (Kennedy) Marshaw on March 26, 1938 in Los Angeles, Calif. She was raised and educated in the Los Angeles area. Donna was united in marriage to Frank Colvard on September 14, 1956 in Highland Park, Calif.
Former Detroit Lakes and Audubon resident, Phyllis L. (Quisberg) Overboe, 82, of St. Louis, Mo., died Wednesday, December 16, 2009. Born to Adolph and Garnet (Metcalf) Quisberg, married to the late James T. Overboe, Phyllis is survived by six children, twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
May 8, 1933-Dec. 18, 2009 Joanne S. Paul, 76, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, December 18, 2009 at St. Mary's Innovis Health in Detroit Lakes. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, December 21 at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Ogema. Joanne Susan Bartsch, known as Sue, was born to Walter and Ethel (Phillips) Bartsch on May 8, 1933 in St. Paul. She was raised in the family home at 932 Cherokee Ave. in St. Paul, and was a 1951 graduate of Humboldt High School in St. Paul. Following graduation, Sue worked for the First National Bank in downtown St. Paul.
Jan. 31, 1930-Dec. 16, 2009 Rosemary (McCarthy) Bliss, 79, of St. Cloud, died Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta. A mass of Christian burial is set for 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 19, 2009 at St. Paul's Catholic Church, St. Cloud. Friends and relatives may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 18 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in St. Cloud and also after 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the church in St. Cloud. Reverend Roger Botz will officiate and burial will be at Holy Rosary Cemetery in Detroit Lakes at a later date.
Aug. 25, 1929-Dec. 16, 2009 Richard C. Berdahl, 80, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Richard Clayton Berdahl was born to Clayton and Mae (Anderson) Berdahl on August 25, 1929 in Fargo. He graduated from Fargo Central High School in 1947. He then served in the United States Air Force for four years during the Korean Conflict.
William Henry Hunstiger, 82, of Vergas, died Wednesday, December 9, 2009, at the Perham Memorial Home in Perham. A mass of Christian burial is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frazee, with burial in the church cemetery. There will be visitation for one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Furey Funeral Home in Frazee is providing arrangements.
Feb. 18, 1948-Dec. 9, 2009 Edward C. LePard, Jr., 61, of West Fargo, died Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at his home. Edward LePard Jr. was born to Edward and Luella (Seward) LePard on February 18, 1948. He attended school in West Fargo and Fargo, and was employed in the area until his enlistment in the U.S. Marines in 1970. He enlisted for seven years and spent one year in Okinawa, Japan. In 1967, Edward married Yvonne Weiss.
June 16, 1930-Dec. 8, 2009 Doris M. Berglund Geyer, 79, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at her residence. Doris Myra Schultz was born to Ben and Celia (Shauer) Schultz on June 16, 1930 in rural Callaway. She attended rural school and graduated from Waubun High School with salutatorian honors. She married Orrin H. Berglund on May 30, 1950 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Callaway. They made their home in Detroit Lakes.
Dec. 14, 1934-Dec. 6, 2009 Darrel L. Stemen, 74, of Detroit Lakes, passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Darrel was born the son of Leo and Burnadeen (Myers) Stemen on December 14, 1934 in Nortonville, N.D. After attending a trade school in Minnesota, Darrel enlisted in the United States Navy and served for four years. He worked in construction at the Minot Air Force Base in Minot, N.D. Darrel was later employed by the Soo Line Railroad, which is now Canadian Pacific Railroad, as a signal repairman.