DL News Staff
Former Detroit Lakes resident Helene Edwina Ovsak, 70, of Bemidji, died Sunday, February 20, 2011 at the North Country Regional Hospital. A rosary will be held at 9 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 24 in St. Philips Catholic Church, Bemidji, followed by a time of visitation that will continue until the service. Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 at St. Philip's Catholic Church, with Father Vincent Miller and Father Will Ovsak officiating. Interment will be in the spring at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Bemidji, under the direction of the Cease Family Funeral Home of Bemidji.
April 18, 1936-Feb. 16, 2011 Raymond Dean Scharnowske, 74, died Wednesday, February 16, 2011, at his home in Bismarck, N.D. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21 in First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, and at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23 in McCabe United Methodist Church, Bismarck. Military graveside honors will be held at the North Dakota Veteran's Cemetery, Mandan. Raymond was born the son of Earle H. and Irene (Hedstrom) Scharnowske on April 18, 1936, in Bismarck. He graduated from Bismarck High School in 1954.
Nov. 8, 1915-Feb. 16, 2011 Marcella Lemmon, 95, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at Diamond Willow in Detroit Lakes. Marcella was born on November 8, 1915, the second child of John and Flora (Blohm) Moechnig in Lake City, Minn. She attended rural school near the family farm through eighth grade and then later continued her education at St. Paul Agricultural School. She graduated from "Ag School" in 1936 and it was there that she met Thornton Lemmon. Marcella and Thornton were married on January 18, 1938 in Lake City.
June 30, 1935-Feb. 15, 2011 Caroline B. Kertscher, 75, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at Sanford Health in Fargo. A mass of Christian burial for Caroline is set for 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services. Caroline Bertha Eiynck was born to Rudolph and Elizabeth (Lackowitzer) Eiynck on June 30, 1935 in Richwood Township. She attended St.
Lydia Koehntop Olson, 92, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Private services will be held, with arrangements provided by David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes.
Frazee-Wolf Lake area native and World War II veteran Christian L. "Chris" Thiede, 87, of Great Falls, Mont., passed away on Monday, December 13, 2010 at his residence. Funeral services were held Dec. 22 in Helena, Mont., with burial in the Fort Harrison Veterans Cemetery.
March 21, 1952-Feb. 13, 2011 Steven P. Kinnunen, 58, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, February 13, 2011 at his home. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes; there will be a rosary at 6:30 p.m. and prayer service at 7 p.m. The visitation will continue one hour prior to the mass at the church on Saturday. A mass of Christian burial is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes, with Monsignor Timothy McGee officiating. Interment will be in St.
March 21, 1952-Feb. 13, 2011 Lorence D. "Larry" Taylor, 58, of Detroit Lakes died Sunday, February 13, 2011 at Essentia Health St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes. Larry Taylor was born to Willard and Vernie Beto Taylor on March 21, 1952 in Little Falls, Minn. They moved to Cushing, Minn., and then to Waubun, where Larry attended school. They later moved to Detroit Lakes, where Larry graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1970. He then attended the Detroit Lakes Vocational and Technical College. On July 22, 1972 Larry was united in marriage to Elaine Strom in Lake Park.
April 16, 1942-Feb. 12, 2011 John Petermann, 68 of Detroit Lakes, formerly of Breckenridge, passed away on Feb. 12, 2011, in St. Mary's Regional Hospital, Detroit Lakes. The funeral is Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at 2 p.m. in St. Gall's Catholic Church, Tintah, Minn., with father Arlie Sowada officiating. The visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service on Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. in St. Gall's Catholic Church. Interment will be on a later date at St. Gall's Catholic Cemetery, Tintah.
Feb. 10, 1928-Jan. 21, 2011 Millard Henry Sivertson, 82, son of Henry and Ruth (Linman) Sivertson, brother to Elton Sivertson and Millicent (Sivertson) Harlow, passed away on Jan. 21, 2011, at Sanford Health in Fargo, N.D. Millard, born Feb. 10, 1928, in Fargo as a twin to Millicent and younger brother to Elton, grew up and attended school in the Osage area of Minnesota. Tragically, while the children were at school on Feb. 18, 1937, the Sivertson house was destroyed by fire caused by an explosion. This resulted in the death of both parents.