DL News Staff
July 23, 1955-Feb. 20, 2012 Dan Jahner, 56, Detroit Lakes, died unexpectedly on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012. Dan was born July 23, 1955, in Bismarck, N.D., to Bart and Victoria Jahner. Dan grew up in Fargo and graduated from South High in 1974. He married Linda Marie Erickson in 1982. A 33-year veteran of Case IH, one of Dan's greatest joys was working and commuting side by side with his father, Bart, for over 20 plus years.
April 15, 1936-Feb. 20, 2012 Inadel M. Gunnarson, 75, of Hawley, died Monday, February 20, 2012 at Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. Funeral services for Inadel will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at Eksjo Lutheran Church, rural Lake Park. Visitation will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) at David Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, continuing one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. Inadel was born to Frederick and Alice Anderson on April 15, 1936 in Rochester, Mich. She graduated from Avondale High School in Auburn Hills, Mich.
April 15, 1938-Feb. 20, 2012 Donald "Don" John Engelke, 73, of White Earth, passed away Monday, February 20, 2012, at the home of his daughter, Cheryl, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. A memorial sevice will be held 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 24, at the Ogema Community Center, with visitation to be held one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be made in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Twin Valley, in the spring of 2012. David-Donehower Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Sept. 8, 1939-Feb. 21, 2012 Rita E. Coalwell, 72, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at her residence, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Rita Elizabeth Coalwell was born to Leo and Josephine (Gamroth) Marsolek on September 8, 1939 in Little Falls, Minn. She grew up and attended school in Little Falls, graduating from Little Falls High School in 1958. Following high school, Rita attended nursing school in Brainerd. She moved to California, where she briefly worked as a nurse. She later returned to Little Falls and was united in marriage to Robert A.
Jan. 17, 1925-Feb. 18, 2012 Doris M. Kegel, 87, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. Funeral services for Doris will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at the Congregational Church-United Church of Christ, Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services. Doris Marie Herman was born to Beryl and Essie (Harman) Herman on January 17, 1925 in Bantry, N.D. She was raised and educated in Towner, ND graduating from Towner High School. Following high school, Doris attended Dakota Business College in Fargo.
Aug. 18, 1913-Feb. 17, 2012 Dorothy K. Bratlie, 98, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, February 17, 2012 at Essentia Health St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes. Dorothy was born the daughter of Andrew and Dina (Ekern) Dahlen on August 18, 1913 in Detroit Lakes. She was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes. She was raised and educated in Detroit Lakes, graduating from high school in 1930. After high school Dorothy attended Detroit Lakes Teacher Training for one year and then started her teaching career in rural Becker County in District #19.
Sept. 12, 1950-Feb. 17, 2012 Patricia Ann (Borah) Kind was taken suddenly but peacefully to be with the Lord on Friday, February 17, 2012 in Everett, Wash. Patricia was born to Wesley and Alice (Pederson) Borah on September 12, 1950, in Detroit Lakes. She was married to LeeRoy Kind on December 16, 1972. Her son Adam was the joy of her life. Often she would tell others what a fine young man he had become. She was well loved by all of her friends and family, who gave her the title of "the Roca Queen" for her famous Almond Roca that she made every Christmas.
Eleanor Christiansen, 84, of the Ponsford/Park Rapids area, passed away Monday, February 20, 2012 at St. Joseph's Area Health Services in Park Rapids. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 at Faith Baptist Church in Park Rapids with Revs. Marty Giese and David Cripe officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids, continuing for one hour prior to the service at the church on Sunday.
Former Lake Park resident Donald Braseth Sr., 68, of Otsego, Minn., passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2012. Surviving Donald are his former wife, Leanne and sons Donie Jr. and Darrin Braseth, all of Otsego; family pet, Floyd; brother, Benneth (Susie) Braseth; sisters, Elda (Cariton) St.
Dec. 5, 1924-Feb. 8, 2012 James "Jim" Horack, 87, of Ogema, died Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at Essentia Health-Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Jim was born the son of Frank and Katherine (Stech) Horack on December 5, 1924. He attended grade school at the Horack School, near McCrany Lake, rural Waubun. Jim furthered his education at Waubun public schools. Following his schooling, Jim entered the United States Navy in June of 1943. He served mainly in the South Pacific until his honorable discharge in January of 1946.