DL News Staff
Feb. 27, 1948-Oct. 6, 2011 Gerald "Gerry" W. Schlueter, 63, of Lake Park, died unexpectedly Thursday, October 6, 2011, at Essentia Health St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes. Gerry was born to George and Luella (Groepel) Schlueter on February 27, 1948 in Sioux Falls, S.D. He grew up in Hills, Minn., where he attended school at Hills-Beaver Creek. After graduating from high school in 1966, he attended Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb., graduating in 1970 with a bachelor of arts degree in education. Gerry married Susan Warntjes on November 29, 1969 in Greenville, Iowa.
Dennis V. Anderson, 61, of rural Frazee, died Friday, October 7, 2011 at the VA Medical Center in Fargo. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 at the West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to the start of services.
Landon G. Knutson, 43, of rural Lake Park, died Saturday, October 8, 2011 at his residence. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 12, with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service, at the West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. Memorial services are set for 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 at Hegland Lutheran Church in rural Hawley.
July 2, 1926-Oct. 5, 2011 Roy Joseph Larson, 85, of Rochester, Minn., passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2011. Roy was born in Benson, Minn., on July 2, 1926. He graduated from Benson High School in 1944. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, in the Pacific Theatre. He graduated from the University Minnesota Institute of Technology in 1950, with a B.S. degree in civil engineering. On June 2, 1951 he married Louise R. Nistler from Eden Valley, Minn. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year. Survivors include his wife Louise; sons Robert J.
Sept. 10, 1924-Oct. 3, 2011 Former Detroit Lakes-area resident Edgar McCracken, 87, of Aurora, Mo., died Monday, October 3, 2011 in his home. Edgar was born to Char-les and Anna (Peterson) McCracken on September 10, 1924 in Thief River Falls. He worked at Deug's Ace Hardware and was a U.S. Navy veteran who served in World War II. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte; one son, Mike McCracken Sr. of Farmington, Minn.; and three grandchildren, Michael McCracken Jr., Nathan McCracken and Michaela.
March 17, 1927-Oct. 5, 2011 James Patrick Perrine, 84, of Sebeka, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, October 5, 2011. James was born to Eugene and Virgie (Stafford) Perrine on March 17, 1927 at Holandale, Minn. He was the youngest of three siblings and attended two different country schools near Madelia, Minn., where the family raised potatoes and other truck crops as well as cattle. The Perrines moved to a farm southwest of Sebeka in the fall of 1941, because land was affordable there.
March 1, 1923-Oct. 4, 2011 Former Detroit Lakes and Two Harbors resident Wayne G. Leopold, 88, of Crosby, Minn., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Wayne was born to Arthur and Emma Leopold on March 1, 1923 in Sanborn, Minn. He graduated from Sanborn High School. Wayne was a World War II Army veteran and was awarded a Purple Heart while serving with the 99th infantry division in the European Theater.
The memorial service for Ann Richter, 76, of Little McDonald Lake, Perham, will be held Saturday, Oct. 8 at 11 a.m. in Calvary Lutheran Church, Perham -- not Sunday, Oct. 9 as was listed in Wednesday's Detroit Lakes Tribune. There will be a gathering of family and friends for one hour prior to the service, with burial to take place following the service at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Vergas.
Former Detroit Lakes resident Douglas "Doug" Erickson, 84, of Fergus Falls, died Monday, October 3, 2011 at Pioneer Care of Fergus Falls. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Larson Funeral Home in Pelican Rapids. Services are set for 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Pelican Rapids, with Pastor Roger Rotvold officiating. Burial will be in Cormorant Lutheran Cemetery, Cormorant. Larson Funeral Home of Pelican Rapids is providing arrangements.
Fritzine E. Madzo, 68, of Vergas, died Monday, October 3, 2011 at Sanford Health in Fargo. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 in the Furey Vergas Chapel in Vergas. Lunch will be served following the service. Furey Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.