DL News Staff
Donald M. Johnson, 76, of rural Lake Park, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012 in his home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Memorial services are set for 11 a.m. Monday, July 9 at Cormorant Lutheran Church, 14314 County Highway 4, Lake Park. Arrangements are being provided by Wright Funeral Home, Lake Park.
Leila Elizabeth (Baker) Williams, mother of Melinda Cloose, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in Frazee. At the request of Leila there will be no public service. Furey Funeral Home, Frazee, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Jan. 7, 1934-July 1, 2012 Marcella O. Gordon, 78, of Mahnomen, died Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Good Samaritan-Bethany Nursing Home in Brainerd. Funeral services are set for at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 5 in the Assembly of God Church at Rice Lake, with Pastor Tim Brown officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation took place at the church from 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 4 until the time of services Thursday. Marcella Opal Gordon was born to Joseph & Christaina (Antell) Moose on January 7, 1934 near Lengby, Minn.
Ida Kathryn Paulson, 77, of Red Wing, Minn., died Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at the Potter Ridge Assisted Living in Red Wing. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7 in Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea, Minn., with visitation for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Emmons, Minn. Memorials are preferred, to Red Wing Hospice.
Norman Loyd Dale, 89, of Perham, died Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Perham Living. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 7 at the United Methodist Church, Perham, with funeral services to follow at 11 a.m. Pastor Rob Pesola will officiate. Burial will take place at the Perham Village Cemetery. Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham, is providing the arrangements.
Aug. 8, 1968-june 29, 2012 Jay C. Gaetz, 43, of Rochert, died Friday, June 29, 2012 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 3 at the Lakes Area Vineyard Church in Detroit Lakes, with Pastor Janice Ornquist, officiating. Interment was in Senjen Cemetery. Visitation took place from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 2, with an 8 p.m.
March 20, 1928-June 30, 2012 Shirley M. Steinhaus, 84, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, June 30, 2012 at her residence. Shirley Mae Steinhaus was born to Thurman and Huldah (Hanson) Wetteland on March 20, 1928 in Detroit Lakes. She grew up and received her education in Audubon, graduating from Audubon High School in 1946. On September 10, 1949 she was united in marriage to Lorren Steinhaus in Audubon. They made their home in Detroit Lakes, where they raised their four children. Shirley was a gentle, patient woman. Being with family was very important to her.
March 6, 1948-June 28, 2012 Craig D. Wisted, 64, of Waubun, died Thursday, June 28, 2012 in Rochester, Minn., from complications of AML. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 3 in First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, with Reverend Wade Dutton officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery with Military Rites provided by the Lake Region Veterans Honor Guard. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 2, with a 7 p.m.
April 29, 1926-June 28, 2012 A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2012 in St. Augustine's Catholic Church, St. Cloud, for Al Leighton, 86, of St. Cloud, who died Thursday, June 28, 2012 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Rev. Anthony Oelrich will officiate at the service, and a private family interment will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday, July 1) at St. Augustine's Catholic Church; and from 8:30 a.m. Monday until the time of services at the church.
June 13, 1921-June 23, 2012 Edward G. Smith, 91, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, June 23, 2012 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. A Memorial Service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, July 5 on Buffalo Lake, near Detroit Lakes. For more information contact Michael or Susan at 218-847-3429. Edward Gustav Smith was born to Edward M. and Minnie (Mills) Smith on June 13, 1921 in Antioch, Ill. He attended a small one room school as a young boy and graduated from Antioch High School.