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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.
June 15, 1930-Aug. 4, 2009 June P. Hovland, 79, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. June Phyllis Underdahl was born to Alfred and Lela (Koehler) Underdahl on June 15, 1930 in Erskine, Minn. She was raised and educated in the Erskine area, graduating from Erskine High School in 1948. Following her graduation, June moved to Minneapolis and started working for Dayton Department Stores. On June 10, 1950, she married Ray Hovland in Maple Bay, Minn.
Jan. 27, 1950-Aug. 9, 2009 Former Fargo resident Mark E. Melby, 59, of Brooklyn Park, Minn., died Sunday, August 9, 2009. Mark Erling Melby was born the son of Margaret H. and Donald B. Melby on Jan. 27, 1950 in Northfield, Minn. He attended elementary school and Fargo North High School. Mark was active in the Boy Scouts of American and earned both the Eagle Award and the Prodeoe Patre Award. After high school, he attended Concordia College in Moorhead, where he received his bachelor of arts degree in 1972. In the same, year, Mark married Sondra A.
Dec. 24, 1911-Aug. 11, 2009 Alice L. Gramm, of 97, Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at St. Mary's Innovis Health in Detroit Lakes. Alice Louise Phillips was born to Guy and Maisie (Talbert) Phillips on Dec. 24, 1911 in Pelican Rapids, and was a 1931 graduate of Pelican Rapids High School. Following graduation, she attended Mayville State Teachers College in Mayville, N.D., for a year. Alice married Ralph Paulson on Jan. 28, 1933 in Pelican Rapids.
April 24, 1968-Aug. 7, 2009 Rochelle M. Varnum, 41, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, August 7, 2009 in her home. Rochelle Marie Austin was born to John and Elsie (Barnhill) Austin on April 24, 1968 in Auburn, Calif.
July 10, 1927-Aug. 7, 2009 Wayne L. Lavalier, 82, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, August 7, 2009 at St. Mary's Innovis Health in Detroit Lakes. Wayne Leslie Lavalier was born to Frank J. and Marie S. (Carlson) Lavalier on July 10, 1927 in Bovey, Minn., where he was raised and educated. Following his education, he served with the U.S. Navy, 1945-52. During his service he was a pattern cutter, serving aboard the USS Swift near Korea. He later served in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Wayne married Olga Blanco in 1953 in Cuba.
June 13, 1924-Aug. 6, 2009 Robert G. Shaw, 85, of Frazee, died Thursday, August 6. 2009 at the Frazee Care Center. Robert Glen Shaw was born to Glen and Louise (Schmelz) Shaw on June 13, 1924 in Fosston, Minn. He grew up and graduated from high school in Frazee. After graduation, he farmed with his parents and hauled cream for the Frazee Creamery. Bob married Helen Johnson July 1, 1946 in Frazee. They operated their own dairy farm south of Frazee until 1963, when health issues forced Robert to choose a different career.
Feb. 28, 1927-Aug. 7, 2009 Lake Melissa summer resident William L. Spotts, 82, of Bismarck, N.D., died Friday, August 7, 2009, at his home, with his loving family by his side. William L. Spotts was born to William P. and Florence (Anderson) Spotts on Feb. 28, 1927, in Crookston, Minn. He grew up and was educated in Jamestown, N.D. While in school, Bill enjoyed participating in sports, especially football. William enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1944 and was honorably discharged as an RM 2/C in May 1946.