DL News Staff
March 30, 1924-April 23, 2011 Martha Riggle, 87, of rural Ogema, died Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Friends may call from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. The visitation will continue at the church 1 hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 at Christian Fellowship Church in Detroit Lakes, with pastors Tim Rice and Jim Erb officiating.
Nov. 10, 1935-April 21, 2011 Raymond L. Johnson, 75, of Lake Park, died Thursday, April 21, 2011 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Fargo. Visitation and prayer services took place Monday, April 25 in St. Francis Xavier Church, Lake Park. A mass of Christian burial was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with Father Robert LaPlante officiating.
Patrick W. Anderson, 53, of West Fargo, passed away Friday, April 22, 2011 at Sanford Health in Fargo. Visitation is set from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo, with funeral services to take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 28 in First United Methodist Church, Fargo.
May 20, 1922-April 20, 2011 Reynold August "Tony" Griess, 88, long time resident of Park Rapids, peacefully passed into eternity on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at St. Joseph's Area Health Services in Park Rapids. Tony was born to Andrew and Edyth (Eichenberger) Griess on May 20, 1922, on the home farm in little Sauk Township of Todd County. It was in this same area that he attended the Todd County District 91 Country School near his home and attended the West Central School of Agriculture in Morris, completing his 12th grade with emphasis in metal and welding.
March 13, 1913-April 21, 2011 Harry W. Kruger, 98, of Detroit Lakes died Thursday, April 21, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Harry William Kruger was born on March 13, 1913 in Sherwood, N.D., to John and Augusta Janzig Kruger. The family moved to Bemidji when Harry was a young boy. He grew up and attended school in Bemidji and Roy Lake, MInn. He later moved to Fosston, Minn. On November 12, 1936 he was united in marriage to Mavadel Handyside in Fosston. They made their home in rural Fosston until 1958, when they moved to a farm south of Audubon.
May 16, 1929-April 19, 2011 Mae E. Livingood, 81, of rural Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at her home. Mae was born the daughter of Julius and Annie (Hovelson) Hovelsrud on May 16, 1929 in Hawley. She was raised on the family farm and attended school in Hawley. After graduating from high school, she went to work at the Becker County Courthouse. Mae was married to Dean Livingood on January 17, 1951 in Detroit Lakes. They moved to Alabama while Dean served in the military.
Dec. 24, 1953-April 17, 2011 Percy L. Vilas, age 57, journeyed to the Spirit World on Sunday, April 17, 2011 in Brainerd. Percy, a member of White Earth band of Ojibwa, was born the son of Robert Vilas Sr. and Maggie Stone on December 24, 1953 in White Earth. He honorably served his country in the United States Marines. Percy lived in Ponsford, and after he returned from the Marines he lived in Minneapolis and then moved to White Earth for the last couple of years.
June 28, 1939-April 21, 2011 Clifford J. Witzke, 71, of Perham, died Thursday, April 21, 2011 at Essentia Health in Fargo. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 25, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at David Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes. Funeral services for Cliff are set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Perham. Interment will be at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Perham. Clifford Joseph Witzke was born to Joseph and Esther (Speck) Witzke on June 28, 1939 in Minneapolis.
Services are pending for Roger Lee, 83, of New York Mills, who passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at the Tri-County Hospital in Wadena. Roger was the owner and operator of the Historic Whistle Stop Bed & Breakfast in New York Mills. Arrangements have been entrusted to Karvonen & Son Funeral Home of New York Mills.
July 25, 1934-April 18, 2011 Darrell C. Jacobs, 76, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, April 18, 2011 at the VA Medical Center in Fargo. Darrell Clyde Jacobs was born to Jacob and Clara Kueffler Jacobs on July 25, 1934 in Vanhook, N.D. He grew up and attended school in Stanley, N.D., graduating from Stanley High School in 1952. He served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1956, during the Korean Conflict. Following his discharge from the Army, Darrell attended North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton, N.D., for two years. He worked as a diesel mechanic for the next 10 years.