DL News Staff
Nov. 6, 1932-June 3, 2010 Fern A. Schellack, 77, died Thursday, June 3, 2010, at home in Moorhead. Fern Ardell Christensen was born November 6, 1932, in Osnabrock, N.D., to Albert and Alma (McGregor) Christensen. In 1942 the family moved to Moorhead, where Fern attended school. Fern married Loren Bjornson in Moorhead, in 1951. In 1962, she married Wallace Schellack at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sabin, and they made their home in Glyndon for the next 32 years. They moved to Moorhead in 1993.
Jan. 1, 1966-June 3, 2010 Gaylene C. Smith, 44, of Frazee, died Thursday, June 3, 2010 at her home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 7, and 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Frazee. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, with Rev. William Aufdenkamp officiating. Interment will be in Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery. Gaylene Cheryll Lewis was born to Donald and Janet (Jordahl) Lewis on January 1, 1966 in Fosston, Minn.
March 20, 2010-May 31, 2010 Our little love bug, Autumn Breeze Safar, left us on Monday, May 31, 2010, to continue her journey to the spirit world. Autumn was born on March 20, 2010 to her very excited parents, Brianna Anderson and Allen Safar of Bemidji. Although Autumn's life here on earth was short, she will be loved until the end of eternity!
Former Audubon resident Stanley R. Dibley, 83, of Wolverton, Minn., died Thursday, June 3, 2010 at MeritCare Hospital Palliative Care Unit in Fargo. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 6, followed with a 4 p.m. prayer service, at Wright Funeral Home in Moorhead, continuing for one hour prior to services Monday at the church. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Monday, June 7 at Comstock Lutheran Church, rural Moorhead, with interment at Deerhorn Cemetery, rural Wolverton. Arrangements are being provided by Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead.
March 17, 1929-June 1, 2010 Patrick D. Kelly, 81, of Mahnomen, died Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at Mahnomen Health Center Hospital, under the care of Hospice. Patrick D. Kelly was born Henry and Ann (O'Brian) Kelly on March 17, 1929. He grew up in rural North Dakota, near Webster and attended country school near there. At the age of 13, Patrick moved with his family to Minneapolis, where he attended Minneapolis South, graduating with the class of 1947. He then attended the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul where he obtained his bachelor's degree.
May 30, 2010-May 31, 2010 Mason Michael-Charles Pritchard was born May 30, 2010 and passed away May 31, 2010 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, in the arms of his parents, Nick Pritchard and Samantha Bates. A funeral mass for Mason will be held at 2 p.m.
Sept. 10, 1912-Jan. 6, 2010 Former Detroit Lakes and Ponsford resident Dorothy L. Longerbone, 97, of Grand Forks, N.D., died Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at Valley Eldercare in Grand Forks. Dorothy was born the daughter of Walter and Fannie (Roderick) Williams on September 10, 1912 in Brainerd. She was united in marriage to Harley Longerbone on November 23, 1933 in Bethany, Mo. They made their home in Des Moines, Iowa until 1950, when they moved to their home in rural Ponsford. Harley died in 1966.
April 1, 1926-May 31, 2010 Elnear Annetta Perkins, 84, of Valley City, N.D., died Monday, May 31, 2010 in Valley City, in the presence of the family she loved dearly. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 3, followed with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Oliver-Nathan Funeral Chapel, Valley City. It will continue for one hour prior to services Friday at the church. The funeral service for Elnear will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 4 in Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Valley City with Rev. Lucinda Nygard Lien officiating. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m.
July 25, 1914-May 28, 2010 Ernest Alfred Myrom, 95, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, May 28, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Ernie was born to Anton and Anna (Nelson) Myrom on July 25, 1914 in Highlanding, Minn. He worked on the family farm from the time he was young. Ernie also worked at the Thief River Creamery until he enlisted in the United States Navy on July 27, 1942.
Jan. 21, 1920-May 30, 2010 Fern K. Schafer, 90, of Sunnyside Care Center, Lake Park, died Sunday, May 30, 2010 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Fern Kathleen Schamens was born to Russell and Mildred (Gray) Schamens on January 21, 1920 in Cando, N.D. She was raised in Cando and attended nurse's training at St. John's in Fargo, graduating in the spring of 1950 as a registered nurse. Fern married Charles Schafer on September 12, 1950 and they eventually made their home in Rolla, N.D.