DL News Staff
April 17, 1989-Aug. 23, 2010 Kent R. Nelson, 21, of Detroit Lakes died Monday, August 23, 2010 in Bozeman, Mont. Kent Nelson was born to David and Deanna (David) Nelson on April 17, 1989 in St. Louis Park, Minn. He grew up and attended school in Detroit Lakes, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 2008. He was most recently a student at Montana State University, where he served in the Reserve Officer Training Corps, was treasurer of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, and was also an honor student. While at Detroit Lakes High School he was a member of the swim team. Kent was an artist.
June 15, 1962-Aug. 22, 2010 Craig L. Outka, 48, of Mesa, Ariz., died Sunday August 22, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Mesa. Craig was born to Gene and Karen Outka on June 15, 1962 in Fort Sill, Okla. He lived and attended school in Fargo until he moved with his family to Detroit Lakes, where he graduated high school in 1980. After high school Craig joined the Navy. After the Navy he continued his education and moved to Mesa. He went to work for Dollar Rental Car and was employed with them for the last 14 years. He enjoyed fishing, the outdoors and watching his favorite sports teams.
Oct. 26, 1923-Aug. 19, 2010 Elizabeth Jean Burlingame Luhman, 86, died at Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo on Thursday, August 19, 2010, surrounded by 28 family members, Father Meyer and lots of love. She was born at home in Becker County, Minnesota, on Friday, October 26, 1923. Her parents were Homer and Gladys (Schmaus) Burlingame, whose family grew to include eight brothers and four sisters. She graduated from Park Rapids High School in 1942. She took one year of "normal school" and began her teaching career in a one room school, with three pupils.
Funeral services for Renee M. Martin, 65, of Roseville, Minn., will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 26 in St. Theodore's Catholic Church in Ponsford. Visitation will begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25 in the Pine Point School, Ponsford. Serving the First Nations People, Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted.
Shawna Marie Butcher, infant daughter of Sheena Butcher and her special friend, George Thompson, passed away Saturday, August 14, 2010 at St. Mary's Innovis Health in Detroit Lakes. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, at the Old Pine Point School in Ponsford, continuing until the start of funeral services at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 27. Interment will be made in the Breck Memorial Episcopal Cemetery in Ponsford. The David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, is serving the family.
Arlene C. Gehring, 83, of Fargo, died Thursday, August 19, 2010 at Eventide in Moorhead. Visitation is set from 11 to 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24 at Boulger Funeral Home, followed by a 1 p.m. graveside service at Moorhead Memorial Gardens.
March 19, 1943-Aug. 20, 2010 Anita Joyce Olson, 67, of Detroit Lakes, died peacefully at home Friday, August 20, 2010, after a brief and gallant battle with pancreatic cancer. Surrounded by family, friends, and the loving care of Hospice, Anita was taken by her Savior to her "mansion over the hilltop." Born to Agnes (Lofgren) and Myron Coalwell March 19, 1943, at home in Hawley, Anita grew up in Dilworth and resided most of her adult life in Detroit Lakes. Anita graduated as an LPN in 1980. In addition to her nursing career, she devoted much time caring for her late mother.
Oct. 8, 1926-Aug. 18, 2010 Grace V. Mickelson, 83, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Grace Virginia Killingstad was born to Carl and Matilda (Mathias) Killingstad on October 8, 1926 in Detroit Lakes. She grew up and received her education in Detroit Lakes, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1944. On May 7, 1946 she was united in marriage to Lyle Mickelson. Over the years they made their home in Detroit Lakes and Westbury. Grace worked for Kadlatz Cleaners and Later Savoie Cleaners in Detroit Lakes for many years.
Jan. 13, 1920-Aug. 18, 2010 Earl Hanks Kuhlemeyer, 90, of Vergas, passed away Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at the Perham Memorial Home, where he resided the last two weeks. Earl was born to Emerson and Lurhea (Hanks) Kuhlemeyer on January 13, 1920 in Candor Township, rural Vergas. He attended school at District 121, rural Vergas. Earl served in the United States Marine Corps from 1944-46, with overseas duty in China during World War II. On February 27, 1949, Earl married Edith Gabrielson in Lake Park.
Feb. 20, 1918-Aug. 17, 2010 Bessie L. Lord, 92, of Lake Park, died Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at Frazee Care Center in Frazee. Bessie Lorraine was born to Walter and Ida (Johnston) Stover on February 20, 1918 in Hewitt, Minn. She grew-up in the Lake Park area, graduating from country school. On September 1, 1938, she married Lyle Lord at her homestead. They continued to live near Lake Park, where they farmed and raised their family. Bessie was a farm wife who loved to cook, bake and garden. She especially loved to do all kinds of handcrafting.