DL News Staff
March 1, 1950-July 30, 2011 Roy Wesley Jepson, 61, lifelong resident of rural Wolf Lake, passed away under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley, surrounded by his family, at his home on Saturday, July 30, 2011. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3 at Furey Funeral Home in Frazee and one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Frazee, with Reverend William Aufdenkamp officiating. Interment will be made in the Pickett Cemetery in Evergreen.
Aug. 8, 1918-July 27, 2011 Carol P. Berget Perry was born to Ivan and Eline (Vigen) Estenson in Kelliher, Minn., and grew up in Fergus Falls with her many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She later moved to Fargo, where she met her husband, Howard Berget, founder of Fargo Insurance Agency, with whom she had four children. After Howard's untimely death at age 38, she met and married William J. Perry, M.D., moving to Ft. Meade, S.D. The household expanded there to include Dr. Perry's two children.
Jan. 18, 1916-July 26, 2011 Former Detroit lakes resident Dorothy Lucille (Cadwell) Shaffer, 95, of Bismarck, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at the Baptist Home in Bismarck. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, in the Baptist Home, with Rev. Clyde Zimblemann officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Dorothy was born on January 18, 1916 in Bruce, S.D., where she grew up and graduated from high school. She married Emery Shaffer in Detroit Lakes in 1942, during World War II. They purchased a home on Little Floyd Lake near Detroit Lakes in 1948.
Jan. 27, 1966-July 27, 2011 Darrin Fitzpatrick, 45, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at Broen Memorial Home in Fergus Falls, following a courageous battle with cancer. Darrin Keith Fitzpatrick was born the son of Terry and Lynne (Ekholm) Fitzpatrick on January 27, 1966 in Minneapolis. He was baptized March 20, 1966, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. Darrin attended school in Minneapolis and Pelican Rapids before graduating from Pelican Rapids High School in 1984. During his school years, Darrin worked at the family-owned Oak Lodge Resort on North Lida Lake.
April 22, 1925-July 24, 2011 Vernon D. Mastin, 86, of Detroit Lakes died Sunday, July 24, 2011 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes. Vernon DeForrest Mastin was born to Virgil and Elsie (Eckenrode) Mastin on April 22, 1925 in Fort Clark, N.D. In 1935 they moved to Evergreen, Minn., where Vernon grew up and attended school. He graduated from Frazee High School in 1943. On April 22, 1945 Vernon was united in marriage to Juliette Brahmer in Detroit Lakes. They made their home in Detroit Lakes. Vernon worked for Holsum Bakery for 39 years.
Donna Marie Tembrock, 54, St. Cloud, died on Friday, July 22, 2011, at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, Minn. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 29, 2011, in St. Peter's Catholic Church, St. Cloud, with Reverend Alan Wielinski of St. Peter's Catholic Church officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Abbey Cemetery at Collegeville, Minn. Visitation will be on Thursday, July 28, 2011, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, and one hour prior to the services on Friday at St. Peter's Catholic Church. St.
Ellen Anne Henrikson Campbell, 58, Prairie Village, Kan., passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011. The family will gather for a private memorial service and there will be a service in celebration of her life on Saturday, Sept. 10, at White Hall on the campus of UMKC. The details of that celebration will be announced at a later time. Ellen was preceded in death by her father, Toralf Henrikson. She is survived by her mother, Violet; her husband, Douglas Campbell; her son, Neill; and three stepchildren, Cheryl Campbell (Jim Culver), Douglas Campbell Jr. (Lori), and David Campbell (Miriam).
Summer Ann Taylor, 34, Moorhead, died unexpectedly, Thursday, July 21, 2011, in Brooklyn Center, Minn. A Celebration of Summer's life will take place Wednesday, July 27, from 5-7 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes City Park. Please dress casually. Summer Ann Taylor was born Feb. 6, 1977, in Detroit Lakes. She grew up on little Detroit Lake and is a graduate of Detroit Lakes High School. She then moved to Moorhead, where she made her home and cultivated many close, personal friendships with a variety of people. Summer loved kids -- her own as well as others'.
Feb. 18, 1929-July 21, 2011 Boyd R. Peterson, 82, Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, July 21, 2011, in his home. Graveside services will be Monday, July 25, at 12:15 p.m. at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. There will be no visitation. Boyd Ronald Peterson was born Feb. 18, 1929, in Alexandria to Philip and Hazel (Rhodes) Peterson. He was raised and educated in Parkers Prairie, graduating from Parkers Prairie High School in 1946. Boyd served with the U.S. Marines from 1951-53.
March 2, 1952-July 17, 2011 John M. Rusch, 59, of Detroit Lakes died Sunday, July 17, 2011 at his residence. John Matthew Rusch was born to John and Coragene (Webber) Rusch on March 2, 1952 in Fargo. He grew up and received his education in Fargo, graduating from Fargo South High School. He then attended North Dakota State University. John was united in marriage to Joan Verde in 1973 and they made their home in Dilworth. He worked for Straus Clothing in Fargo. He moved to Detroit Lakes in 1987, where he started the On Deck Men's Clothing Store.