DL News Staff
Aug. 6, 2007-Nov. 6, 2011 Andrew David Thompson, age 4, passed away peacefully into the arms of our Lord on Sunday, November 6, 2011 after a courageous battle with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. He was at home surrounded by loving family and friends. Andrew was born on August 6, 2007, in Minneapolis, and lived with his adoring family in St. Louis Park. He was a brave, smart, beautiful, funny, imaginative child. Andrew, a.k.a. "Captain Cardiac," enjoyed playing with his dad, mom, brother and many other friends and family.
Nov. 12, 1934-Nov. 4, 2011 Ramona Schauer Roll, 76, passed away peacefully at Bethany Riverside Nursing Home of La Crosse, Wis., on Friday, November 4, 2011. Ramona was born to Fred and Elizabeth (Zimmerman) Schauer on November 12, 1934 in Mott, N.D. She married Dwight Roll on October 6, 1952. He preceded her in death on June 6, 2007. Prior to living at Bethany Riverside in La Crosse, Wis., Ramona lived in Onalaska, Wis., Eagan, Minn., and Roseau, Minn., as well as in Mott, Hettinger and Ashley, N.D.
Donna Faye (Murray) Jones, 70, of Elbow Lake Village, rural Waubun, died Friday, November 4, 2011 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, Minn. A mass of Christian burial was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 in St. Anne's Catholic Church, Naytahwaush, with Father Dwight Hoeberechts, OMI as the officiant. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home, Mahnomen.
April 7, 1920-Nov. 7, 2011 Former Detroit Lakes and Pelican Rapids resident Gordon Hartwell Goepferd, 91, of Fergus Falls, died Monday, November 7, 2011, at Broen Memorial Home, Fergus Falls. Gordon Goepferd was born the son of Henry and Mabel (Holm) Goepferd on April 7, 1920 at their home in Bartlett Township, Todd County, Minn. He went to country schools, then to high school in Verndale, Minn., graduating in l938. Gordon took teacher's training at St. Cloud State, then taught country school for two years. While in high school and college, he played baseball, basketball and football.
June 18, 1936-Nov. 3, 2011 Merlyn Duane "Bub" Moe, 75, of Vergas passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 3, 2011. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, November 7, 2011, at the Vergas United Methodist Church, with a 7 p.m. prayer service to take place at 7 p.m. It will continue one hour prior to services at the community center on Tuesday. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8 at the Vergas Community Center. Interment will be made in Vergas Village Cemetery. Lunch will be hosted at the Vergas Community Center following the service for all to attend.
June 6, 1917-Nov. 4, 2011 Marjorie Lois (Kohler) Johnson, 94, passed away November 4, 2011 at Shepherd of the Valley Care Center in Casper, Wyo. Per her wishes graveside services will be held at a later date. Her cremains will be buried next to her husband at Highland Cemetery in Casper. Marjorie was born to William J. Kohler and Ella (Disse) Kohler of Audubon on June 6, 1917. She was the second child in a family of 10. Farm chores, rural schooling and helping to care for her siblings kept her busy. Marjorie married Elmer W.
Sept. 4, 1946-Nov. 4, 2011 Former Detroit Lakes resident Kathryn H. Wendt, 65, of Mapleton, Minn., died Friday, November 4, 2011 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Mankato. Kathryn Hendrickson was born to Joseph and Viola (Anderson) Hendrickson on September 4, 1946 in Alameda, Calif. She attended school and graduated from high school in Detroit Lakes. Kathryn held many jobs during her life in the retail industry. She was married to Robert Wendt on October 24, 1964.
Former Audubon resident Rosemary M. Brown, 68, of Ridgeway, Minn., died Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at her home, surrounded by her family and loved ones following a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. Visitation was held Thursday, Nov. 3, at Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home in Winona, with funeral services taking place at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4 in St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Winona, Minn.
May 20, 1912-Nov. 6, 2011 Mary Elizabeth Fingalson, 99, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, November 6, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Mary was born to John and Ella (Lund) Wallace on May 20, 1912 in Candor Township, rural Vergas. She attended country school in District 121 near Vergas, and then she finished her schooling at Detroit Lakes High School. Mary was united in marriage to Alfred Fingalson on November 8, 1937 in Detroit Lakes. They made their home in Detroit Lakes, where Mary worked for Northwestern Bell for 34 years, retiring in 1974.
Sept. 7, 1939-Nov. 7, 2011 Former Fargo resident Margaret M. "Miggs" Anderson, 72, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, November 7, 2011 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 at the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, followed by a 7 p.m. prayer service. The visitation will continue one hour prior to services Saturday at the church. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Congregational Church in Detroit Lakes, with Reverend Mark Kuether officiating.