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Feb. 25, 1917-March 2, 2009 Harriet E. Peterson, 92, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday March 2, 2009 in Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. Harriet Elizabeth Hemmer was born the daughter of Fred and Alice (Kelley) Hemmer on Feb. 25, 1917 in Litchville, N.D. In 1922, Harriet moved with her family to Hastings, where she grew up and attended school, graduating from Hastings High School. She continued her education at Valley City State University in Valley City. She taught rural school near Litchville, Galesburg and Horace, N.D. On Dec. 22, 1940 she married Arthur Peterson in Moorhead.
Dec. 21, 1913-March 3, 2009 Leone B. Stolz, 95, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, March 03, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Leone was born the daughter of Raymond and Dora (Green) DeWitt on Dec. 21, 1913, in Lakeview Township, rural Detroit Lakes. She attended country school in Lakeview Township. As a young adult, she helped on the family farm and cleaned cottages in the Shoreham area. Leone married Kenneth Sauer on July 9, 1936 in Detroit Lakes. They made their home in rural Pelican Rapids before returning to Lakeview Township, where they farmed.
Jan. 16, 1914-March 1, 2009 Erma A. Terway, 95, of Fergus Falls, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2009, at the Pioneer Retirement Community in Fergus Falls. Erma was born the daughter of Carl and Antonette (Varicek) Schmidt on Jan. 16, 1914 in St. Paul. Erma graduated from high school in Tracy, Minn. She subsequently attended Anker Hospital School of Nursing and became a registered nurse. During World War II, she worked at the clinic at Douglas Aircraft Company, where she met her husband, Vere Terway. They were married on Aug.
April 17, 1908-March 1, 2009 Former Lake Park resident Vernette Christensen, 100, of Detroit Lakes, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Vernette Severson was born the daughter of Peter and Severina Severson on April 17, 1908 at Lake Park. She graduated from Lake Park High School and went on to attend St. Cloud State College. In 1948 she married Orris Christensen at Lake Park. Vernette worked for her brother, Kermit, at Severson's Clothing Store in Lake Park for many years. She was a member of Lake Park Lutheran Church.
Aug. 7, 1927-Feb. 27, 2009 Dean R. Crosby, 81, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, February 27, 2009 at his residence. Dean R. Crosby was born to Harold and Johanna (Hanson) Crosby on Aug. 7, 1927 in Rolla, N.D. They moved to Bemidji when Dean was a young boy. He attended school in Bemidji and Blackduck, Minn., and from 1945-47, he served in the Army Air Force during World War II. On Sept. 9, 1947 Dean married Jeannine Potter in Red Lake Falls, Minn. They lived in Detroit Lakes and Dean worked at the Amour Stockyards in West Fargo.
March 13, 1922-Feb. 27, 2009 Adeline E. Miller, 86, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, February 27, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. Adeline was born the daughter of Harold and Anna (Olson) Solberg on March 13, 1922, in Flom, Minnesota. She grew up on the family farm in Flom and graduated from Waubun High School in 1940. Adeline married Emmett Miller on Feb. 7, 1942. Shortly after their marriage, Emmett was drafted into the military, so Adeline lived with her family until his return in 1944.
Feb. 20, 1925-Feb. 26, 2009 Vivian Rohr, 84, of Bluffton, Minn., passed away on Thursday, February 26, 2009, at Tri-County Hospital in Wadena, after a brief illness. Vivian Marie Palmer was born the first child of Fred and Francis (Ulschmid) Palmer on Feb. 20, 1925, in Frazee. She grew up on the family dairy farm and graduated from Frazee High School with the class of 1942. Vivian married Norbert Rohr of Detroit Lakes on Oct. 16, 1945. In 1956, Norbert and Vivian moved their family from Frazee to a dairy farm they purchased near Bluffton.
May 6, 1921-Feb. 24, 2009 Lucille E. "Lukey" Wayman, 87, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at Sunnyside Care Center in Lake Park, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Lucille Elizabeth Gerlach was born to Albert and Olga (Lundgren-Flore) Gerlach on May 6, 1921 in Fargo. After graduating from Sacred Heart Academy, she attended business college in Fargo. Lucille married James Wayman on June 25, 1945. She worked as a legal secretary at a Fargo-Moorhead law office, and was a beloved secretary at Shanley High School beginning in 1964.
June 2, 1940-Feb. 24, 2009 Former White Earth resident Gerald M. Warren, 68, of Prior Lake, Minn., died Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at the Minneapolis Veterans Hospital. Gerald Maxime Warren was born to Clifford and Dora (McDougall) Warren on June 2, 1940 in White Earth, where he was raised and educated, and graduated from Waubun High School in 1958. He served with the U.S. Army. Following his discharge from the army, Gerald attended the carpentry program at the Detroit Lakes Vocational-Technical Institute.
May 6, 1924-Feb. 24, 2009 Wilferd N. "Bill" Bergquist, 84, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at the Crystal Lake Inn Adult Foster Care near Detroit Lakes. Wilferd Norris Bergquist was born to William and Nellie (Bakke) Bergquist on May 6, 1924 near Detroit Lakes. He grew up in Lake Eunice Township, where he attended grade school at District 23. Bill worked as an over-the-road trucker for many years. On July 21, 1946 he married Phyllis Schumacher at Augustana Lutheran Church in rural Detroit Lakes, where they became active members.