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Sept. 14, 1912-Aug. 15, 2009 Elizabeth "Lee" Boelter, 96, of Detroit Lakes, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2009. Lee was born to Dan and Elizabeth (Gerhing) Mayer on Sept. 14, 1912 in McClusky, N.D., where she grew up and received her education. She later married Henry "Hank" Boelter and they moved from McClusky to Jamestown, N.D., and then to Florida. They later moved back to McClusky, where Lee worked for 30 years in the McClusky Bank. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in McClusky. After retiring, Lee wintered in Arizona.
April 9, 1925-Aug. 2, 2009 Donald L. Barker, 84, of Sunset, Texas, died suddenly on Sunday, August 2, 2009 at his home in Sunset, Texas. Donald Leroy Barker was born to Clare and Verna Barker on April 9, 1925 in Westport, Minn. He grew up and attended school in Glenwood, Minn., where he and his cousin James Randall were noted for winning many jumping competitions at the Glenwood Ski Jump Tower. It is generally believed that they, at age 13, were the youngest competitors to ever jump in the adult division competition at the Minnesota Winter Carnival. Donald enlisted with the U.S.
Oct. 30, 1906-Aug. 14, 2009 Delphine M. Mischke, 102, of Windom, Minn., passed away early Friday morning, August 14, 2009 at the Good Samaritan Society-Sogge Memorial in Windom, where she had been a resident since April 2004. Delphine Mary Tibodeau was born to the late Joseph and Josephine (Gratton) Tibodeau on Oct. 30, 1906 in Blue Earth, Minn. She was baptized in Blue Earth on Dec. 10, 1906, and later confirmed in Blue Earth. Delphine received her education at country school in the Blue Earth area. On Sept. 29, 1929, Delphine married Harry R. Mischke in Moorhead.
April 2, 1923-Aug. 14, 2009 Doris M. Bellcourt, 66, of White Earth, died Friday, August 14, 2009 at her home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Doris Marie Jackson was born to Franklin and Hazel (Bellanger) Jackson on April 2, 1923 in White Earth, where she was raised and educated. She moved to Minneapolis, where she raised her children and grandchildren. She also worked as a personal care attendant. Doris married LeRoy Bellcourt in Minneapolis in 1965.
Nov. 3, 1929-Aug. 15, 2009 Jean C. Meier, 79, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, August 15, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Jean Wetteland was born to Thurman and Hulda (Hanson) Wetteland on November 3, 1929 in Detroit Lakes. She attended school in Audubon, graduating in 1948. Following high school, Jean attended Concordia College in Moorhead, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and history. While attending Concordia, Jean met Herman Meier and they were married on Aug. 26, 1950. They resided in Felton, Minn., where Jean taught English for three years.
July 1, 1934-Aug. 10, 2009 Vernon C. Quiram, 75, of Frazee, died Monday, August 10, 2009, at St. Mary's Innovis Hospital in Detroit Lakes. Vernon Carl Quiram was the first son born to Carl and Hazel (Lillis) Quiram on July 1, 1934 in Dead Lake Township, Minn. He was raised on a farm in the Dent-Richville area. On July 21, 1934, Vern was baptized and then confirmed on May 16, 1948, both in Dent. He served in the U.S. Army from January 1955 to January 1958, doing a tour of duty in the Baffine Islands and Yuma, Ariz. Vernon married Diane Braith on June 2, 1962 at St.
March 28, 1930-Aug. 10, 2009 Bernard "Bernie" J. Stalboerger, 79, of Waubun, died Monday, August 10, 2009 at his home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Bernard Joseph Stalboerger was born the son of Peter and Clara (Hoelker) Stalboerger on March 28, 1930 in Mahnomen. As a newborn infant, Bernie was so small he could fit in a shoebox. Bernard attended Jaeger country school for three years and finished his schooling at Waubun public schools. In 1942, he moved to Waubun, where he spent time working for area farmers and for the St. Pierre farm. On Feb.
Nov. 14, 1918-Aug. 12, 2009 Adella G. Lindquist, 90, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Adella Gayline Lindquist was born the daughter of August Nils and Gunhild (Engen) Lindquist on Nov. 14, 1918 in Oklee, Minn. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Oklee. Adella attended Oklee Public Schools and graduated in 1937. Following high school, Adella attended Concordia College and graduated in 1942 with degrees in English, library science, and music teaching.
July 14, 1962-Aug. 11, 2009 Ryan D. Sands, 47, of rural Callaway, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 in St. Cloud, Minn. Ryan was born the son of Don and Arlyn (Johnson) Sands on July 14, 1962 in Detroit Lakes, where he was raised and educated. Ryan graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1980. At the age of 15, he began working at Grover-Lindberg Distributing Inc., and continued to work there for 25 years, holding many positions. Ryan married Christine Wallgren on May 14, 1983 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes.
Sept. 8, 1918-Aug. 9, 2009 Former Ponsford resident Cordelia I. Hatlen, also known as "Aychewazhid Cahgayiguning Ikwe" (Ojibwe for "flies across the water woman"), 90, of Minneapolis, passed away Sunday, August 9, 2009 at her home, surrounded by family. Cordelia Isabelle Bagley was born to Michael and Louisa (Hanks) Bagley on Sept. 8, 1918, in a wild rice camp near Ponsford. She married Fred Hatlen in December 1950 and they spent their lives together raising their children, many nieces, nephews and grandchildren in Ponsford and Redby, Minn., until Fred passed away.