DL News Staff
Feb. 24, 1940-Sept. 21, 2010 Former Lake Park resident Donald C. Nelson, 70, of Wells, Minn., died peacefully on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester with his family by his side. Donald was born the son of Clifford and Lucille (Kramer) Nelson on February 24, 1940 in Detroit Lakes. He graduated from Lake Park High School and following his schooling, worked at a meat packing house in West Fargo. He married Carol Mae Bakken in Lake Park in 1958. Donald moved to New Richland, Minn., in 1971 and he worked as a USDA meat inspector until retiring in 2008.
Sept. 12, 1936-Sept. 20, 2010 Bernadette C. Adams, 74, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, September 20, 2010 at her residence, surrounded by her family and under care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. A mass of Christian burial is set for 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24 at St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church in rural Detroit Lakes, with Father Bob LaPlante officiating. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to services on Friday. Interment will be at St.
Former Frazee resident Steven L. Washek, 49, of Gillette, Wyo., died Friday, September 17, 2010 at Campbell Memorial Hospital in Gillette. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 at Furey Funeral Home in Frazee. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Saturday. The Furey Funeral Home is serving the family.
Former Frazee resident Peggy Mayer, 91, of Oak Park Heights, Minn., died Sunday, September 19, 2010 in Oak Park Heights. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23 at Furey Funeral Home in Frazee; there will be a prayer service at 8 p.m. The visitation will continue one hour prior to the mass on Friday at the church. A mass of Christian burial is set for 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frazee, with Father Xavier Ilango officiating. Furey Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Nov. 21, 1921-Sept. 19, 2010 Former Ogema resident Arthur M. Stalberger, 88, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, September 19, 2010 at Golden Manor in Detroit Lakes, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24 and one hour prior to mass on Saturday at Most Holy Redeemer Church, Ogema. Rosary with the Knights of Columbus is at 7:30 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 in Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, with Father Walter Butor, O.M.I., officiating.
Aug. 7, 1942-Sept. 17, 2010 David Kenneth Cusey, 68, of Moorhead, died on Thursday, September 17, 2010, at his home in Moorhead. David was born to Kenneth and Irene (Lage) Cusey on August 7, 1942 in Perham. He grew up and attended school in Detroit Lakes, where he graduated from high school in 1960. David spent two years in the U.S. Navy, as a navigator on planes flying from Hawaii to Alaska, Midway Island and Japan. After returning home, he attended Moorhead State College (now MSUM) where he graduated in 1968. During college, he worked at the Shoe Box.
June 26, 1939-Sept. 16, 2010 The Rev. Walter Jerome Tollefson, Jr., a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Thursday, September 16, 2010 Walter was born to Walter and Helen (Olson) Tollefson on June 26, 1939 in Pelican Rapids. He graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1957 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Moorhead State University in 1981. In September of 1965, Walter joined the Detroit Lakes Police Department. He was appointed Chief of Police in June of 1989.
Peter James Query, 21, of Fargo, died Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at his home. A memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18 in Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home, Fargo.
March 24, 1922-Sept. 13, 2010 Helen Marcella Fugere, 88, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, September 13, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Helen was born to Ole and Sophia Lee LeGrand on March 24, 1922 in Moorhead. She graduated from Moorhead High School and Moorhead State Teachers College. On October 21, 1967 she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Thomas Fugere, in Park Rapids. Helen taught in the Fargo Public Schools at Roosevelt and Ben Franklin, until retiring in 1984.
Sept. 12, 1941-Sept. 10, 2010 DuWayne L. Kolnes, 68, of rural Waubun, died Friday, September 10, 2010 at his residence, surrounded by his family and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. A celebration of DuWayne's life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, in David Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services. DuWayne Larry Kolnes was born to Lawrence and Eleanor (Dyrdahl) Kolnes on September 12, 1941 in Ada, Minn. He was raised and educated in Hendrum, Minn. DuWayne married Patricia Kipples in Moorhead on September 23, 1961.