DL News Staff
Oct. 26, 1971-Feb. 6, 2013 Kevin S. DuFrane, 41, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, February 6, at Sanford Health in Far-go. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 at Grace Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, with Pastor Rob Nelson officiating. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church on Friday. Kevin Scott DuFrane was born to Alfred and Arlis (Lee) DuFrane on October 26, 1971 in Baldwin, Wis. He was raised and educated in Cottage Grove, graduating from Park Senior High School in 1990.
Feb. 7, 1911-Feb. 9, 2013 Alice G. Rislund, 102, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Essentia Health-Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Alice Gerda Rislund was born to Anton and Olivia (Arneson) Pederson on February 7, 1911 in Lake Eunice Township. She received her education at the District 78 Country School in Lake Eunice Township. On April 20, 1929 she was united in marriage to Richard M. Rislund. In 1932 they built the Lake Center Store in rural Audubon. They owned and operated the store until October of 1961.
March 3, 2006-Feb. 3, 2013 Lydia Faith Sanderson, daughter of Derrick and Annette (Jokela) Sanderson, was born March 3, 2006 and passed away Saturday, February 3, 2013 at home. Lydia was diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of 8 months; she fought a long battle. This awesome girl touched the lives of many. She attended the Park Rapids Century Elementary School, a kindergartener, until just weeks before she went to be with Jesus. Her love of people and country music was well known.
March 12, 1962-Feb. 3, 2013 Former Frazee resident Kerry J. Wallace, 50, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, February 3, 2013 at his parents' home, under the care of his loving family, his fiancé Diane, and Hospice of the Red River Valley. A visitation is set from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. Interment will be in St. Mary of the Lakes Cemetery in rural Pelican Rapids. Kerry James Wallace was born to Kenneth and Betty (Rasmussen) Wallace on March 12, 1962 in Detroit Lakes.
Dec. 12, 1927-Feb. 1, 2013 Cleo H.J. Skramstad, 85, of Detroit Lakes, died peacefully Friday, February 1, 2013 at Ecumen Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. Funeral services for Cleo will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 in the David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services. Officiating at the service will be Reverend Jillene Gallitin. Interment will be held in the spring at First Lutheran Cemetery in Kensington, Minn. Cleo Julia Hazel Phelps was born to Celmore and Hazel (Danialson) Phelps on December 12, 1927 in St. John, N.D.
Sept. 29, 1915-Feb. 2, 2013 "I want to be an outrageous old woman who never gets called old lady I want to get leaner and meaner, sharp edged and earth-colored till I fade away from pure joy." Jane K. Rogstad, 97, passed away on Saturday. February 2, 2013 at the Mesilla Valley Hospice in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Jane was born to Harry and Genevieve (Schutt) Protzeller on September 29, 1915 in Thief River Falls. Jane received a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota. She married Kent S. Rogstad in Fairmont, Minn., on September 26, 1938.
April 7, 1974-Feb. 2, 2013 Jason C. LaFlair, 38, of Lake Park, died Saturday February 2, 2013 at his residence. Jason Charles LaFlair was born on April 7, 1974. He grew up and attended school in Pequot Lakes, graduating from Pequot Lakes High School in 1992. He attended Bemidji State University, where he graduated with a degree in computer science. He moved to Audubon and worked for SJ Rhombus of Detroit Lakes for a few years.
Inez Zitzow, 85, of Vergas, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2013 at Essentia Health Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8 at the Vergas United Methodist Church. Visitation will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 at the Vergas United Methodist Church, with a 6 p.m. prayer service. It will continue for one hour prior to Friday's services. Burial will be in the spring of 2013 at the Vergas Village Cemetery, Vergas.
July 24, 1918-Jan. 29, 2013 R. Orpha Amundson, 94, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Ruth Orpha Burud was born to Oscar and Rachel (Wenner) Burud on July 24, 1918, in Black Eagle, Mont. Diagnosed with a serious heart condition as an infant, doctors gave her less than a year to live. With her parents and two sisters, Orpha lived on a homestead in Rudyard, Mont., until shortly before her first birthday, when the family traveled by touring car to Ulen.
July 25, 1930-Jan. 10, 2013 Former Detroit Lakes resident Clifford H. "Skip" Mahar, 82, of Golden Valley, Ariz., died Thursday, January 10, 2013 in Kingman, Ariz. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, in David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, with Curt Fowler officiating. Friends may call for one hour prior to services on Saturday. Clifford H. Mahar, known by all as "Skip," was born to Raymond and Delia (Davenport) Mahar on July 25, 1930 in St. Paul. He was raised and educated in Fargo. He served with the U.S.