DL News Staff
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.
Winfred Palmer, 97, of Estelline, S.D., died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011. He is formerly from Clay County, Minnesota. His funeral will be Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 10:30 a.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, Estelline. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. in Geise Funeral Home, Estelline. He is survived by his wife Teresa of Estelline. A complete obituary may be viewed at www.geisefuneralhome.com .
Aug. 14, 1938-Feb. 8, 2011 Dennis E. Larson, 72, Moorhead, died peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, surrounded by his family at his home and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Dennis Edward Larson was born Aug. 14, 1938, in Moorhead to Pearl (Johnson) and Leland Larson of Borup. He graduated from Moorhead High School in 1956, and was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, Moorhead. Dennis spent his life working in the trucking business.
Lucille (Johnson) Davidson, 94, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, in the Veterans Home in Fergus Falls. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Johnson Funeral Service, Thief River Falls, with Larry Mogen officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Thief River Falls. Visitation will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday at the funeral home. Lucille Ruth Holler was born Oct. 25, 1916, in Pine City, Minn., the daughter of Irvin and Elsie (Swanson) Holler. She attended school in Pine City and graduated at the top of her class.
Jan. 29, 1924-Feb. 7, 2011 Lorraine J. Jacobson, 87, died Monday, February 7, 2011, in Valley Memorial Homes, Grand Forks, N.D. Lorraine Janet Opsahl, the daughter of Lewis and Mabel (Evenson) Opsahl, was born January 29, 1924, in rural Syre, Minn., where she grew up. She graduated from Twin Valley High School in 1942. On January 5, 1945, Lorraine married Jewitt Jacobson in Detroit Lakes. They lived in Detroit Lakes from 1948 until 1965. Lorraine worked in the office at Cass-Clay Creamery and as a clerk in the water and lights department in city hall.
Aug. 13, 1925-Feb. 7, 2011 James L. McConville, 85, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, February 7, 2011 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes, surrounded by family. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11 at Holy Rosary Church; there will be a Rosary at 6:30 and a prayer service at 7 p.m. The visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. A mass of Christian burial is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes.
March 21, 1909-Feb. 6, 2011 Former Hawley resident Adeline E. Bakken, 101, of Moorhead, died Sunday, February 6, 2011, at Essentia Health in Fargo. Adeline E. (Halverson) Bakken was the third in a family of eight, born to Peter and Sofia Halverson on a farm south of Audubon, on March 21, 1909. She attended school in Audubon. After one year of teacher training school she taught in a one-room school south of Audubon.
Dec. 11, 1943-Feb. 4, 2011 Merilyn Louise (Anderson) Fischer, 67, died Friday, February 4, 2011 in Maple Grove, Minn., surrounded by family and friends. Merilyn was born the daughter of Emil and Clara (Hoaglund) Anderson on December 11, 1943 in Harvey, N.D. She was raised in Moorhead, and graduated from Moorhead High School. Following high school, Merilyn attended Moorhead State University, obtaining a degree in speech therapy. Merilyn married Floyd Fischer at Trinity Lutheran Church, Moorhead, on July 24, 1965. Merilyn and Floyd were blessed with two children.
Dec. 14, 1946-Feb. 4, 2011 Joseph A. Potter, 64, of White Earth, died Friday, February 4, 2011 at his residence in White Earth. A mass of Christian burial for Joe was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8 in St. Benedict's Catholic Church, White Earth, with interment at the Potter Family Cemetery in White Earth. Visitation took place at the White Earth Community Center on Monday, Feb. 7. Joseph Anthony Potter was born to Charles and Verna (Fairbanks) Potter on December 14, 1946 in White Earth.