DL News Staff
Detroit Lakes native Margaret Mary "Peggy" (Frenzel) Hveding, 86, died Saturday, November 7, 2009 in Oslo, Norway, where she had been a resident since her marriage in 1950.
Dec. 10, 1930-Jan. 26, 2010 Helen F. Motschenbacher, 79, of Moorhead, died Tuesday, January 26, 2010, at Innovis Health, Fargo. Helen Florence Zebley was born to Frank and Margaret (Mountford) Zebley on December 10, 1930 in Moorhead, where she was raised and attended school. On June 17, 1950, Helen married Ambrose C. Motschenbacher in Moorhead. She worked at the Blue Bird Café, Moorhead, in advertising and delivery at the Red River Scene, Moorhead, in the production department at Silverline, and in food service at St. Ansgar's, St.
Oct. 14, 1949-Jan. 24, 2010 Dawn L. Jonas, 60, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, January 24, 2010 at her residence. Dawn Jonas was born to Ralph and Beryl (Goodspeed) Hektner on October 14, 1949 in Aberdeen, S.D. Dawn grew up and attended school in Moorhead, and in 1967 graduated from Oak Grove High School in Fargo. She married Stanley Jonas in 1967 and they farmed near Casselton, N.D. In 1986 Dawn moved to Fargo and attended North Dakota State University, where she received a bachelor's degree and later a master's degree in counseling.
April 17, 1943-Jan. 22, 2010 Ralph L. Williams, 66, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday Jan. 22, 2010 at St. Mary's Innovis Heath in Detroit Lakes. Ralph was born to George and Julia Phillips Williams on April 17, 1943 in St. Paul. The family moved to Detroit Lakes, where Ralph grew up and received his education. Ralph served in the United States Air Force, 1961-65. He then worked in the construction industry in various cities including Seattle, Wash., and Las Vegas, Nev. He then moved back to Detroit Lakes, where he continued to work with dry wall.
Olga Lorraine Grobe, 83, of Detroit Lakes, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2010 at her home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Lorraine is survived by her care providers, Kayla and Loretta Schirmer, Ellen and Erin Schirmer all of Detroit Lakes; two sisters, Elvira Wander of Moorhead and Lillian Schirmer of Sanborn, Iowa; one brother, Floyd (Marie) Dalman of Pelican Rapids; and special friend, Waldo Johnson of Detroit Lakes. A memorial service is set for 3:30 p.m.
Aug. 4, 1920-Jan. 22, 2010 Adeline S. Gram, 89, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, January 22, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at Augustana Lutheran Church, rural Audubon, with the Reverend Paul Peterson officiating. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to services on Saturday. Interment will be held in the spring at Northwood Cemetery in Grygla, Minn. Adeline Sylvia Foss was born to Alfred and Selma (Anderson) Foss on August 4, 1920 near Halstad, Minn.
Afton Braseth, 27, Ulen, Minn., died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, as the result of an auto accident near Moorhead, Minn. Afton E. Moher was born August 19, 1982, the daughter of Mike and Siobhan (Powers) Moher in Grand Forks, North Dakota. She attended school in Grand Forks through the first grade, and then moved with her family to Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, where Afton completed the seventh grade. Afton's family then moved to Moorhead, where she graduated from Moorhead High. While in high school, Afton was very active in cheerleading, which she thoroughly loved.
Eugene Henry Lehmann, 77, of Detroit Lakes, formerly of the Park Rapids and Menahga areas, passed peacefully into Eternity at the Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, MN, with his loved ones at his side. Eugene was born on Jan. 20, 1933, in Havana, N.D., to Charlie and Grace (Ellsworth) Lehmann. He attended public schools in Havana. As a young man, Gene ventured to Cog-swell, North Dakota, where he worked on a farm for several years. At the age of 18, Gene enlisted in the United States Army where he faithfully served his country in Germany until his honorable discharge in 1954.
Jan. 8, 1920-Jan. 12, 2010 Following a stroke two days after his 90th birthday, Eddie R. Jokela passed away Jan. 12, 2010. A wake service: will be held from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25 at Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids. Funeral service: at "High Noon" Tuesday, Jan. 26 at St. Johns Lutheran Church, Park Rapids. A military burial with the 10th Mountain Division Honor Guard and flag presentation is planned for the same day at Green Valley Cemetery, west of Menahga. Eddie was born on the original Jokela Homestead (dairy farm) between Wolf Lake and Park Rapids, Jan.
Aug. 6, 1937-Jan. 18, 2010 Former Detroit Lakes resident William F. "Bill" Vezner, age 72, of Taylor, Wis., died Monday, January 18, 2010 in his home. Bill was born to Gordon E. and Elizabeth "Alice" (Hunczak) Vezner on August 6, 1937 in Superior, Wis. He graduated from Concordia High School in St. Paul. He later attended Concordia College of St. Paul for two years, and seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind., for one year. He married Karen A. Wesala on December 30, 1960 at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.