DL News Staff
May 3, 1957-April 11, 2010 David K. Arola, 52, of Crystal, Minn., died Sunday, April 11, 2010 at his home, following a four-year battle with cancer. David was born on May 3, 1957 in Minneapolis, the beloved son of Stella and Harvey Arola. He was a member of Operating Engineers Local No.
Sept. 19, 1945-April 9, 2010 Ronald D. Kolnes, 64, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, April 9, 2010 at White Earth. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 17 at the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, with Pastor Jane Millikan officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home between 10-11 a.m. Saturday. Interment will be in Hendrum, Minn. Ronald Dan Kolnes was born to Lawrence and Eleanor (Dirdahl) Kolnes on September 19, 1945 in Ada. He was raised and educated in Hendrum.
Aug. 22, 1953-April 11, 2010 Patrick A. Parker, 56, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, April 11, 2010 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. A mass of Christian burial is set for 1 p.m. Friday, April 16 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes, with Monsignor Timothy McGee officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Glenwood, Minn. Friends may call from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 15, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. The visitation will continue one hour prior to Friday's mass at the church. Patrick Allen Parker was born to John E.
Sept. 23, 1936-April 9, 2010 Arlene J. Vadnais, 73, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, April 9, 2010 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 14 at the Chapel at Oak Crossing, with Chaplain Tim Cook officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the services at Oak Crossing. Arlene Jeanette Vadnais was born to Henry and Leona (Melander) Grone on September 23, 1936 in Fosston, Minn. She was raised and educated in Gonvik, Minn., and graduated from Gonvik High School in 1954.
Oct. 22, 1935-April 2, 2010 Shirley Ann Trowbridge, 74, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, April 2, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Funeral services were held Monday, April 5 at Christian Fellowship Church in Detroit Lakes, with Revs. Jim Erb and Tim Rice officiating. Interment was at Lakeside Cemetery, Frazee. Shirley Ann Forsberg was born to Art and Mabel (Cobbler) Forsberg on October 22, 1935 in Frazee. She was raised and educated in Frazee and is a graduate of Frazee High School.
Feb. 6, 1930-April 7, 2010 Merlen R. Erickson, 80, of Moorhead, died April 7, 2010 at Eventide Lutheran Home in Moorhead. Merlen Richard Erickson was born to Louise and Carl Erickson on February 6, 1930 in Lake Park. Merlen grew up in Lake Park and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1948. He joined the Navy in 1948 and then attended college at Moorhead State Teacher's College graduating with honors in 1954, with a major in music and minor in geography. Merlen taught in Waubun, Walhalla, N.D., Hitterdal and finally in Moorhead, in the fall of 1959.
Former Lake Park and Ulen resident Harold LaVerne Cary, 89, of Dilworth, died Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at Eventide Lutheran Home in Moorhead. A memorial gathering will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 16, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Wright Funeral Home in Hawley. There will also be a celebration of life service at 2 p.m. Friday, April 17 in Atlanta Lutheran Church, rural Ulen, with interment in the church cemetery. Wright Funeral Home in Hawley is providing arrangements.
Former Mankato resident Estelle Veronica Wise, 93, of Crosslake, Minn., died Thursday, April 8, 2010 at St. Mary's Innovis Health in Detroit Lakes. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
Shannon M. Bugge, 35, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, April 6, 2010 as the result of injuries sustained in an accident in Detroit Lakes. Visitation will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, followed by funeral services at 2 p.m., at the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. A second memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 14 in First Assembly of God Church, Fargo. The David-Donehower Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Nov. 7, 1937-April 2, 2010 James "Jim" Flanagan, 72, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, April 2, 2010 with his family at his side, at his new winter residence in Mesa, Ariz. Jim was the oldest of five children born to Francis "Pat" and Margaret (Dorschel) Flanagan on November 3, 1937 in Fond du Lac, Wis. Jim completed his first eight years of school at St. Augustine's Catholic School in Chilton, Wis. After graduation from Chilton High School in 1956, Jim joined the U.S. Army Reserve.