DL News Staff
Eleanor Christiansen, 84, of the Ponsford/Park Rapids area, passed away Monday, February 20, 2012 at St. Joseph's Area Health Services in Park Rapids. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 at Faith Baptist Church in Park Rapids with Revs. Marty Giese and David Cripe officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids, continuing for one hour prior to the service at the church on Sunday.
Former Lake Park resident Donald Braseth Sr., 68, of Otsego, Minn., passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2012. Surviving Donald are his former wife, Leanne and sons Donie Jr. and Darrin Braseth, all of Otsego; family pet, Floyd; brother, Benneth (Susie) Braseth; sisters, Elda (Cariton) St.
Dec. 5, 1924-Feb. 8, 2012 James "Jim" Horack, 87, of Ogema, died Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at Essentia Health-Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Jim was born the son of Frank and Katherine (Stech) Horack on December 5, 1924. He attended grade school at the Horack School, near McCrany Lake, rural Waubun. Jim furthered his education at Waubun public schools. Following his schooling, Jim entered the United States Navy in June of 1943. He served mainly in the South Pacific until his honorable discharge in January of 1946.
Jan. 30, 1913-Feb. 16, 2012 Roy W. Mosher, 99, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, February 16, 2012 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Roy was born the son of John and Agnes (Wilson) Mosher on January 30, 1913 in LeRay Township of Blue Earth County, Minn. He was raised and educated in Eagle Lake, Minn. As a young man he worked on the family farm and was a salesman for Jacob's Wind Electric Company. Roy was united in marriage to Mabel Lusty on November 20, 1939 in Mankato, Minn. They made their home in Ogema.
Beatrice "Bea" Margaret Leiseth died peacefully on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at Sanford Health in Fargo, at 90 years of age, in the presence of her children and their families. Visitation for Bea will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16 in Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead. Her funeral will place at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 in Hoff Lutheran Church, Rustad, with burial in Moorhead Memorial Gardens.
Feb. 18, 1937-Feb. 13, 2012 Frank E. Longtine, 74, of Lake Park, died Monday, February 13, 2012 at the Veteran's Medical Center in Fargo. Frank was born to Walter and Margaret (Proctor) Longtine on February 18, 1937 in Lake Park, and grew up on a farm in rural Lake Park. He joined the Navy in 1954 and married Rochelle Gold on March 21, 1959. The couple was divorced in 2001. Frank worked for Martin Engineering and later Haukedahl Trucking. In 1979 Frank bought his own truck and became an owner-operator. He put over a million miles on the truck before retiring in 1999.
April 22, 1918-Feb. 12, 2012 Former Audubon resident Doris M. Carlson, 93, of Minnetonka, Minn., died Sunday, February 12, 2012 at St. Augustana Chapel Nursing Home in Hopkins. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 in St. Peter's Lutheran Church, rural Audubon, with Pastor Paul Peterson officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Visitation was held for one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Doris Marie Carlson was born to Isaac and Elaine (Schur) Roberts on April 22, 1918 in Arthur, N.D.
Feb. 26, 1911-Feb. 14, 2012 Former Waubun resident Mildred Lanoue, 100, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 in St. Anne's Catholic Church, Waubun, with visitation to be held one hour prior mass at the church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Mildred Arens was born to Nicklos and Margaret Arens on February 26, 1911 in Remsen, Iowa. As a young girl she moved with her family to a farm near Marshall, Minn.
Feb. 23, 1938-Feb. 12, 2012 David G. Alger, 73, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, February 12, 2012 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 at Emmanuel Nursing Home, with visitation for one hour prior to the service. David was born the son of Floyd and Rachel (Hanson) Alger on February 23, 1938 in Bemidji. He was raised in Bismarck, N.D., and as a young man, David enlisted in the United States Navy. During his time of service, he served on the USS Yorktown. After his return from the military he worked in various jobs.
Sept. 23, 1916-Feb. 14, 2012 Ruby Bertha Adkins, 95, of Detroit Lakes, went to the Lord on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Ruby was born the daughter of Frank and Gertrude (Schlenz) Habedank on September 23, 1916 in Ada, Minn. Ruby met her husband, Clarence Eugene "Gene" Adkins, and they were united in marriage on March 28, 1936 in Ada. Together they raised three children, Clifford, Shirley and Patricia (Patty). Ruby and Gene moved to Iowa for one year before returning to Ada in 1940.