DL News Staff
April 12, 1947-Nov. 29, 2010 Gloria J. Nelson, 63, of Callaway, died Monday, November 29, 2010 at Sanford Health in Fargo. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Callaway, with a 7 p.m. prayer service. Funeral services for Gloria will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, in Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, with Reverend Del Stohs officiating. Gloria Jane Lindorff was born to Carl and Jane (Boldt) Lindorff on April 12, 1947 in St. Paul. In 1966, Gloria married Richard L. Thomas. In 1979, she was united in marriage to James L.
May 21, 1924-Nov. 27, 2010 Wenzel "Woots" Leff, 86, of Waubun, died Saturday, November 27, 2010 at St. Mary's Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Wenzel Joseph Leff was born to Wenzel and Vitalene (LaGue) Leff of Waubun on May 21, 1924. His early years were spent on a farm east of Waubun, where he attended country school. Later he moved with his family to Detroit Lakes, and attended Holy Rosary Catholic Church and later, Detroit Lakes High School. When World War II began, Woots moved to California and worked in an airplane factory until he joined the United States Navy on October 6, 1943.
Aug. 3, 1956-Nov. 29, 2010 Former Ogema resident Amy Teiken DeGroat, 54, of Elk River, Minn., died Monday, November 29, 2010 at her home, following a 2-year battle with cancer. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1 at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Ogema, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. The visitation will continue one hour prior to mass at the church on Thursday. A mass of Christian burial is set for 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 2 at Most Holy Redeemer Church, with Father Walter Butor, O.M.I., officiating.
Sept. 3, 1942-Nov. 28, 2010 Harold William "Bill" Pedersen, 68, of Cass Lake, Minn., passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 28, 2010, surrounded by loved ones at his home under hospice care. A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji. A lunch will be held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Friday at the American Legion in Cass Lake. Harold William Pedersen was born the son of Harold S. and Francis S. (Allen) Pedersen on September 3, 1942 in Windom, Minn.
June 20, 1915-Nov. 29, 2010 Lena M. (Gunderson) Godsey, 95, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, died Monday, November 29, 2010 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Lena was born the daughter of Harry and Lena (Klomstad) Halverson on June 20, 1915 at a farm home near Audubon. Lena's mother died in childbirth and Lena was baptized at three days of age, beside her mother's casket. She was educated in a rural school and began working in homes at the age of 14. Lena married George Gunderson on October 11, 1933 and they farmed in Holmesville Township, northeast of Detroit Lakes.
Oct. 2, 1924-Nov. 26, 2010 Robert H. Medaris, 86, of Park Rapids, died Friday, November 26, 2010 at the home of his daughter Valerie in Detroit Lakes, surrounded in love by his family, and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Robert Henry Medaris was born to Henry and Amalia (Kopke) Medaris on October 2, 1924 in Mankato, Minn. He lived and attended school in Minneapolis. In 1946, he attended the Beck School for Radio in Minneapolis and the Coyne Electrical School. On December 20, 1946 Robert married Helen Emelia Pearson at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.
June 27, 1949-Nov. 24, 2010 Larry L. Wanner, 61, of Frazee died Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at the VA Medical Center in Fargo. Larry Lee Wanner was born to Alvin and Sarah (Heinle) Wanner on June 27, 1949 in Bismarck, N.D. As a young boy, he moved to Lake Park and attended school there. He later graduated from Detroit Lakes High School. Larry then served in the United States Air Force from 1968-1972. Following his discharge from the Air Force, he returned to the Detroit Lakes area.
Luella E. Gandrud, 96, of Detroit Lakes, passed away Tuesday, November 16, 2010 in North Oaks, Minn. Luella was born to Martha (Klug) Meyer and Frederick Meyer on November 30, 1913 in Luce, Ottertail County, Minn. She was educated at Luce, Perham and Frazee, graduating from Frazee High School in 1932. During her high school years Luella worked at Pettibone Lodge at Shoreham. After graduating from Lawrence Beauty School in Minneapolis, Luella was a licensed cosmetologist and was employed in Detroit Lakes at Mickey's Beauty Shop. In 1937 Luella married K.I.
July 31, 1977-Nov. 19, 2010 Anna M. Levy, 33, of Ogema, died Friday, November 19, 2010 as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident near Waubun. Friends may call from 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26 until 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27 at the White Earth Community Center in White Earth. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Columba Episcopal Church in White Earth, with Reverend Coke Smith officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Anna Marie Levy was born to Selim "Deet" Keezer and Sandra Levy on July 31, 1977 in Detroit Lakes.
Jan. 31, 1925-Nov. 20, 2010 John E. Ista, 85, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, November 20, 2010 at St. Mary's-Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26 at the David Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. The visitation will continue for one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov.