DL News Staff
Oct. 12, 1946-Oct. 1, 2010 David E. Beckwith, 63, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday October 1, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. David Eugene Beckwith was born to James and Ann (Kvarta) Beckwith on October 12, 1946 in Fargo. They moved to rural Frazee when David was a young boy. He attended school in Frazee, graduating from Frazee High School. He then served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. In the following years he worked as a mechanic for Boeing in Missouri and also Northwest Airlines.
March 2, 1926-Sept. 29, 2010 Odea A. Light, 84, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. A mass of Christian burial for Odea was held Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes. Odea Ann Erhardt was born to Kaspar and Anna (Doll) Erhardt on March 2, 1926 in Center, N.D., one of seven out of 15 children who were German-Russian immigrants born in the United States. Odea was raised on a farm near Center, graduating from Oliver County School near Center.
Jan. 31, 1914-Sept. 28, 2010 Gladys J. Chapman was born to John and Antena (Frey) Anderson on January 31, 1914 in Fargo. Following high school, she attended Moorhead State Teachers College in Moorhead, where she graduated from their two year Intermediate Teaching Program. She also entered Interstate Business College and graduated from a one-year course. When she was 30 years old, Gladys left Fargo for Detroit, Mich., where she met her future husband, Bert. Gladys was united in marriage to Bert Chapman January 30, 1945 in Fargo. They spent their married life in Detroit.
Wayne L. Makey, 69, of rural Waubun, died Monday, September 27, 2010 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1 in the White Earth Community Center, White Earth, with Rev. Paul Larson officiating, and military honors provided by the White Earth Veterans Association. Services were entrusted to Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home of Mahnomen.
Nov. 10, 1952-Sept. 28, 2010 Former Detroit Lakes resident Steven L. Brehm, 57, of New London, Minn., died Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at his home. Steven was born to Elmer and Adeline (Hagen) Brehm on November 10, 1952 in Detroit Lakes. He was raised and educated in Detroit Lakes, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1972. Shortly after high school, Steven attended Minnesota State Community and Technical College.
Sept. 5, 1924-Sept. 28, 2010 Lloyd K. Dahlberg, 86, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Lloyd Kenneth Dahlberg was born to Arthur and Alma Christine (Id) Dahlberg on September 5, 1924 in Audubon. He attended District 21 country school and helped with farming at an early age. On August 25, 1958 he was united in marriage to Bertha Kohler. They lived in Alaska for a year before buying a farm near Hawley, where Lloyd did mixed grain farming along with hog production. He achieved honors for six years in the 1,000 plus pig club.
April 20, 1942-Sept. 28, 2010 Eugene O. Tollefson, 68, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, September 28, 2010, surrounded by his family, at Sanford Health in Fargo. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at David Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes. Funeral services for Eugene will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 2, in Grace Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes. Gene was born to Oscar and Ebba (Swanson) Tollefson on April 20, 1942 in Pelican Rapids. He was raised and educated in Erhard.
Norris M. Scott, 82, of Detroit Lakes, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 22, 2010 at his lake home. Norris M. Scott was born July 24, 1928. He was raised in Fargo by Joe and Bea (Budsburg) Scott who preceded him in death. He graduated from Fargo Central High School in 1946. His only brother, Doug Scott, lives in Fargo. Norris was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Gertrude L. (Tennefos) Scott, who passed away on January 20, 2009 in Aurora, Colo. They had lived in Cheyenne, Wyo., for the past 20 years. Gertrude was also a graduate of Fargo Central High School.
Dec. 29, 1921-Sept. 18, 2010 Our beloved mother and friend, Stella Pauline Britton, 88, slipped away from us under the tender care of the Butterfly Home in Billings, Mont., on Saturday, September 18, 2010. Stella Pauline Troseth was born to Emma and Gustav Troseth on December 29, 1921 in Detroit Lakes. She was raised by a widowed aunt from the age of three, after her mother died during childbirth. She met and married Donald Richard Britton in 1942, and followed him to California while he was serving in the United States Navy.
May 17, 1921-Sept. 26, 2010 Marjorie Kantrud, 89, of Battle Lake died Sunday, September 26, 2010 at the Battle Lake Good Samaritan Center. Marjorie Delia Nelson Kantrud was born the only child of Harry and Pearl (Mitchell) Brown on May 17, 1921, near Erie, N.D. As an infant, she was dedicated in the Church of God in Erie. Marjorie grew up on their farm in the Red River Valley and graduated from Erie High School in 1939.