DL News Staff
April 4, 1947-Dec. 29, 2010 Detroit Lakes native Robert L. Given, 63, of Anoka, Minn., passed away December 29, 2010 at his home. Born to John and Muriel Given on April 4, 1947 in Detroit Lakes, Robert served in the Navy and worked as an accountant for the State of Minnesota, Department of Revenue. He is survived by loving wife, Gloria; daughters, Laura Given (Davin Hensrud) and Sara Given; grandchildren, Radley and Sina; brothers, John (Rikki) and Paul (Lisa) Given. A memorial service is set for 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 14501 Nowthen Blvd.
June 1, 1948-Dec. 23, 2010 Richard J. "Dick" Teal, D.V.M., 62, of Detroit Lakes, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 23, 2010 at his farm, under the loving care of his family with the use of Hospice's equipment. There will be a celebration of life service for him at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3, at Bakke Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes. Dick was born in Detroit Lakes to Joe and Gloria Teal, who preceded him in death. He graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1966, then attended the University of Minnesota in Crookston and St.
March 19, 1933-Dec. 27, 2010 Pauline L. Soberg, 77, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, December 27, 2010 at St. Mary's Essentia Health, Detroit Lakes. Pauline was born the daughter of Herman and Margaret (Peterson) Ortlepp on March 19, 1933 in Detroit Lakes. She was raised and educated in Detroit Lakes. Pauline was united in marriage to Howard Soberg on July 8, 1953. They made their home in Detroit Lakes, where they raised their daughter and two sons. She worked for Swift Turkey Hatchery for many years, and later for DL TV and Appliance.
Former Detroit Lakes resident Rhoda Sillerud, 83, of Pelican Rapids, passed away Monday, December 27, 2010 at Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls. Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, with a 6 p.m. prayer service, at Larson Funeral Home in Pelican Rapids. It will resume for one hour prior to services Thursday at the church. Funeral services will take place at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30 in North Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Pelican Rapids, with Rev. Curt Tilleraas officiating.
Sept. 25, 1957-Dec. 26, 2010 Thomas F. Lewis, 53, of Detroit Lakes, died Sun-day, December 26, 2010 at his home. Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30 at David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, with Pastor Matt McKenzie officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday. Thomas Fredrick Lewis was born to Arlie W. and Delores (Blunehagen) Lewis on September 25, 1957 in Fargo. He at-tended Madison Elemen-tary school, Ben Franklin Junior High and Fargo North High School.
June 26, 1921-Dec. 26, 2010 Former Frazee resident Mary Lou Buhr, 89, of Detroit Lakes, passed away Sunday, December 26, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Furey Funeral Home in Frazee. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.
Aug. 7, 1925-Dec. 24, 2010 Norma J. Draack, 85, of Frazee, always loved Christmas and she was called home to celebrate with the Lord on Christmas Eve. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 28 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frazee, with visitation for one hour prior to services. A visitation and prayer service were also held Monday, Dec. 27 at Furey Funeral Home in Frazee. To leave online condolences, please visit www.fureyfh.com . Norma J. Draack was born August 7, 1925, the only child of Cecil and Elizabeth (Berry) Simmons.
April 23, 1917-Dec. 25, 2010 Albert H. Wagner, 93, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, December 25, 2010 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Albert H. Wagner was born to Charles and Lena (Getz) Wagner on April 23, 1917, in Barnesville, Minn. He grew up and attended school in Barnesville, and then farmed there with his dad. Albert married Wilma Jordan on March 1, 1940 in Detroit Lakes. They lived in Arizona for three years and in 1943, moved to Barnesville, where they farmed until 1960 when they moved to Lake Park, where they continued farming.
April 13, 1982-Dec. 23, 2010 Tyler Jay Freed, 28, of Hawley, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2010, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn., with his parents at his side. Tyler was born to Randy and Debbie Freed on April 13, 1982 in Fargo. He attended special ed classes at Hawley Elementary School and Barnesville High School. At the time of his death, he was attending Heartland Industries Adult Life Day Program in Moorhead. Tyler loved listening to music, cuddling on the couch, going for pontoon rides and walks.
Dec. 6, 1931-Dec. 16, 2010 Donald H. DeGroat, 79, of Ogema, died Thursday, December 16, 2010 at his daughter's home in Maplewood, Minn., surrounded by his family. Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22 at Northern Lights Tabernacle in Richwood. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21 and for one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church. Donald Harrison DeGroat was born to Floyd and Eleanor DeGroat on December 6, 1931 in Callaway. He was raised on a farm near Ogema, and served with the U.S.