DL News Staff
Dec. 21, 1924-Dec. 31, 2010 Elton Theron Moe, 86, of Cottlesloe, Australia, died Friday, December, 31, 2010. Elton was born to Thea (Elton) and Ole Moe on December 21, 1924, on the family farm in Hamden Township. He attended District 34 rural school and then Audubon High School, graduating in 1943. After graduation Elton entered the United States Navy, serving almost 30 years. One of the most exciting things he did while serving on the U.S.S.
Aug. 19, 1925-March 9, 2011 Former area resident Nelia Lorentzen, 85, most recently of Brooklyn Park, Minn., passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2011. Nelia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who was beloved by many. Nelia Brooks was born to Hubert and Nan Brooks on August 19, 1925 in Monroe, Mich. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1943 and from Nyack College in Nyack, New York with a degree in missions. She received her nursing degree at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, Ill. While working in the emergency room, she met a handsome young doctor and fell in love.
Former Enderlin, N.D., resident Mable M. Walters, 100, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, March 11, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Visitation was held Monday, March 14, and funeral services were Tuesday, March 15 at Armstrong Funeral Home in Enderlin.
Sept. 11, 1914-March 11, 2011 Irene L. Oien, 96, of Audubon, died Thursday, March 11, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17 at David-Donehower Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. The visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, March 18 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in rural Audubon, with Reverend Paul Peterson, officiating. Interment will be in St. Peter's Cemetery. Irene L. Oien was born to Edward E. and Minnie K.
Oct. 4, 1938-March 14, 2011 Lowell E. Lerud, 72, of Perham, died Monday, March 14, 2011 in Fergus Falls. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 19 in the David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, with Reverend Paul Larson officiating. Interment will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Twin Valley. Friends may call 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Saturday. Lowell Elwood Lerud was born to Albert and Anna (Meyer) Lerud on October 4, 1938 in Ada, Minn.
June 15, 1925-March 12, 2011 Opal Alvina Neis-Ruter, 85, of Park Rapids, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the Green Pine Acres Nursing Home in Park Rapids. Opal was born to Noah and Delsie (Reeves) Robbins on June 15, 1925 in Park Rapids. It was in Park Rapids that Opal attended public school and grew into womanhood. She was united in marriage to Sylvester John Neis in 1946. This union was blessed with five precious children: Joseph, Roger, Diana, Daniel and Jane.
Nov. 5, 1931-March 6, 2011 Former Detroit Lakes resident John Patrick "Pat" McGrann, 79, passed away in Vancouver, Washington on Sunday, March 6, 2011. John Patrick was born to Preston James and Louise Marie (Krueger) McGrann on November 5, 1931 in Perham. He graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1949. Pat proudly served in and received honorable discharges from the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Air Force, earning the rank of staff sergeant.
March 14, 1934-March 8, 2011 Betty Mae Vogt, 76, of Detroit Lakes, passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at the Golden Manor in Detroit Lakes, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Betty was born to Ole and Myrtle (Hanson) Sandvik on March 14, 1934 in Hawley. She lived in Detroit Lakes most of her adult life. Betty enjoyed life with her children and grandchildren, along with her music and dancing.
Aug. 21, 1929-March 9, 2011 Geraldine "Gerry" Doyle, 81, passed away Wednesday, March 9 at Manor Care Health Services in Fargo. Geraldine "Gerry" Doyle was born to Herman and Gena (Jacobson) Offner on August 21, 1929. She grew up in Fargo, where she attended Agassiz and Central High schools. Gerry worked as a sales clerk, a waitress and for the St. Mary's school lunch program. She married the love of her life, Tom Doyle, at St. Mary's Cathedral on May 22, 1948. Gerry's life can be summed up in three words -- family, family, family.
March 7, 2011-March 11, 2011 Alexa Brooke Rishovd, infant daughter of Casey Rishovd and Sarah Clark, died Friday, March 11, 2011 at Fairview University Hospital in Minneapolis. Alexa was born Monday, March 7, 2011 in Detroit Lakes. Surviving family members include her parents; maternal grandparents, Terry and Debra Clark of Detroit Lakes; paternal grandparents, Gary Rishovd of Thompson, N.D., and Laurette Paulson of Moorhead; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will take place from 5 to 7 p.m.