DL News Staff
Sept. 14, 1959-May 27, 2011 Charles Roy Arouni, 51, of St. Paul, died of a broken heart at home on Friday, May 27, 2011. He cared deeply for his older brother, John Joseph Jr., who lived a troubled life and passed away on May 18. Both were preceded in death by their parents, Dr. John Joseph and Mary Dahlman Arouni and sister, Sarah Jean Arouni. Survivors include his sisters, Mary, Martha and Amy, and her husband Ray; brother James and his companion, Patti Sames; and many nieces and nephews. Born September 14, 1959, Charlie spent his early childhood in St. Paul.
March 12, 1919-May 27, 2011 Richard S. "Dick" Kvamme, 92, of Moorhead, died on Friday, May 27, 2011 at Sanford Health in Fargo. Richard was born to Adolph and Bessie (Ness) Kvamme on March 12, 1919, in Gary, Minn. He grew up and attended school there. At the age of 17, he began his career in construction working with his father. During World War II he went to Oregon to work for the Army Corps of Engineers as a construction superintendent. Richard married Evelyn Wolff on January 17, 1942, in Portland, Ore., where they made their home for three years.
Jan. 4, 1919-May 26, 2011 Wayne Lance, 92, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, May 26, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 31 in First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour preceding the services. Interment was held at Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes. Wayne was born to Sam and Alma (Christopherson) Lance on January 4, 1919 in Woodville, Wis. He was raised and educated in Plainview, Minn., graduating in 1937 from Plainview High School. After graduation he accepted a job at a theater in Rochester, Minn.
Faye M. Cole, 85, of Frazee, died Saturday, May 21, 2011 at the Frazee Care Center. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at the United Methodist Church in Frazee. Arrangements were provided by Furey Funeral Home, Frazee.
William A. "Bill" Garlie, 82, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at his home in Detroit Lakes. A celebration of life service will be held in his hometown at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Furey Funeral Home in Frazee.
March 8, 1951-May 22, 2011 Paul "Mike" Potter, 60, who lived on Buffalo Lake, Detroit Lakes, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011, after a long winter battle with cancer. Paul was born March 8, 1951, in Fargo, and attended grade school in West Fargo, where he spent his early years. He later moved with his mother to Barnesville, where he graduated from high school in 1969. Paul attended Northwest Technical College, where he studied to become a maintenance energy technician. He spent several years as an over-the-road trucker and enjoyed seeing much of the United States.
Nov. 28, 1919-Jan 20, 2011 A celebration of life memorial service for Robert Q. "Bob" Lueben, 91, of Detroit Lakes, will be held at 11 a.m. this Saturday, June 4, at the Detroit Lakes Congregational Church, with Rev. Mark Kuether officiating. A lunch will follow the service. There will also be visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. this Friday, June 3, with a 7 p.m. prayer service to follow, at the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. Please join us as we honor our Dad and celebrate his 91 years on earth. There are stories to share, tales to tell and memories to acknowledge.
Aug. 9, 1931-March 18, 2011 Captain Edward R. "Ed" Berg, USAF Retired, 79, passed away Friday, March 18, 2011 at his home in Apache Junction, Ariz., surrounded by his wife and family. Ed was born the son of Edward and Alice Berg on August 9, 1931 in St. Paul. After the death of his father, Ed's mother Alice married Luther Howard and the family moved to Aitkin, Minn. Edward graduated from Aitkin High School in 1949. He then joined the U.S. Air Force, serving his country for 23 years until his retirement in 1970. Ed married Mary Louise Kleiv in 1971.
Aug. 23, 1918-May 24, 2011 Former Audubon resident Iona V. Larson, 92, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Iona was born the daughter of Swen and Liechen (Schlenner) Swenson on August 23, 1918 in Jamestown, N.D. She was raised and educated in Lake Park. Iona was united in marriage to Donald Larson on April 1, 1943 in Audubon. They made their home in Audubon. Iona worked as a cook for the Audubon Public Schools for many years. Iona enjoyed cooking, baking and shopping. Her baking ability was well known by her family and friends.
May 9, 1926-May 23, 2011 Ilo L. Bentley, 85, of Hawley, died Monday, May 23, 2011 at the Hawley Senior Living Center in Hawley. Visitation is set from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at David Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes. Funeral services for Ilo will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 27, in First Lutheran Church of Detroit Lakes, with interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes. In celebration of Ilo's life, the family requests that guests wear "blue jeans" to the service on Friday. Ilo was born to Ingvald and Lydia (Schlenz) Bentley on May 9, 1926 in rural Twin Valley.