DL News Staff
March 4, 1924-March 26, 2006 James B. Onsum, 82, of Dilworth, Minn., died peacefully Sunday, March 26, 2006, in his home. Jim was born to Berthol and Henrietta (Jolly) Onsum on March 4, 1924, in Glyndon, Minn. He was raised in Dilworth, where he received his education. As a young man, Jim worked as a brakeman for the Northern Pacific Railway. He entered the U.S. Army on March 3, 1943, during World War II, and served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. He was discharged Feb. 21, 1946. He returned to the area and married Edna Marie Orud on May 2, 1947, in Aberdeen, S.D.
Nov. 13, 1923-March 26, 2006 Ida K. Holtgrewe, 82, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, March 26, 2006 at the Frazee Care Center in Frazee. Ida Kathrine Powell was born to Sidney and Nellie (Holyfield) Powell on Nov. 13, 1923 in Louisville, Ky. As a young child, she moved with her family to Indianapolis, Ind., where she met Charles Holtgrewe. They were married Dec. 1, 1945. They then moved to Staples, Minn., and later to Olympia, Wash., where their daughter Pam was born. In 1950, they moved to Moorhead, where Chuck worked for the railroad.
March 16, 1946-March 27, 2006 Eugene E. Anderson, 60, of Frazee, died Monday, March 27, 2006 at Fairview University Hospital in Minneapolis. Eugene Elroy Anderson was born to Henry and Marie (Hanson) Anderson on March 16, 1946 in Fergus Falls. He was a 1964 graduate of Battle Lake High School, where he was an outstanding athlete and honored as the High School All-American in basketball. Gene attended NDSU in Fargo on a basketball scholarship. He married Sandra Holm in Fargo on Dec. 21, 1968. Following his graduation from NDSU in 1969, he became YMCA director in Ottumwa, Iowa, 1969-72.
Feb. 3, 1942-March 25, 2006 Marvin L. Nelson, 64, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, March 25, 2006, at St. Mary's Regional Health Center in Detroit Lakes. Marvin LeRoy Nelson was born to Theodore and Anna (Veritzen) Nelson on Feb. 3, 1942 in Detroit Lakes. He grew up in the Detroit Lakes area, where he attended school. Marvin married Marvel Nelson in September 1962 at Pelican Rapids. He worked for the Audubon Creamery, hauling milk, and for Associated Milk Producers Inc (A.M.P.I.) of Pelican Rapids, for a total of 45 years, until the time of his death.
Sept. 11, 1919-March 26, 2006 Margaret Withers Dickson Strauss, 86, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, March 26, 2006 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, where she had lived since September 2002. Margaret was born to Thomas and Martha Withers on Sept. 11, 1919, in Beloit, Wis., where she grew up, graduating from Beloit High School in 1937. She enrolled in the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1937, and graduated with a degree in home economics in 1941. While attending the university, she met Alan Dickson.
Former Detroit Lakes resident Ronald C. Mickelberg, 61, of St. Paul, Bloomington, died Saturday, March 25, at the NC Little Memorial Hospice.
Every so often, a team that has been building and building for several seasons finally is fully constructed and ready to take that next step to the elite level. That time has come for the Detroit Lakes girls' golf team. Coming off their best season ever -- one in which the Lakers set the all-time best team score three times -- the team returns its nucleus from the 2005 squad, which finished in third place in Section 8-1A and one stroke out of second. The Lakers will have seven returning letterwinners, all with vast experience.
The Detroit Lakes softball team is looking to break that .500 surface after finishing 11-11 a year ago -- and that goal will be keyed by several key returning players. One of the big pieces to breaking the .500 plane is three-year starting pitcher Steph Wilson. The senior hurler has accumulated a 22-17 record in her career, with 149 strikeouts and an impressive 2.78 ERA. Wilson has shown steady improvement throughout her three-year varsity career, and DL head coach Phil Kirchner is expecting even better things from his pitcher.
Detroit Lakes summer resident Lawrence "Lanny" Orvilla passed away Friday, March 24, 2006 at his winter home in Sun City West, Ariz., under hospice care. A memorial service will be held in Detroit Lakes at a later date. Before retirement, Lanny was a marketing manager for Lund Boats. He and his wife Kay resided on Long Lake Road in Detroit Lakes.