DL News Staff
March 7, 1919-July 22, 2010 Ruby Sandberg, 91, died Thursday, July 22, 2010 at Sanford Medical Center in Thief River Falls. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Monday, July 26, 2010 at Johnson Funeral Service, Thief River Falls, with visitation one hour before the funeral. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 27 in Upsala Cemetery, near Detroit Lakes. Ruby Kathleen Schram was born the daughter of Jeremiah and Anna Amanda (Rudolph) Schram on March 7, 1919 in Otter Tail County, in a log house near Vergas.
April 20, 1927-July 19, 2010 Elmer Arthur Pihlaja, 83, of Snellman, joined his sons in heaven on Monday, July 19, 2010. He was a resident of Heritage Cottages in Park Rapids at the time of his passing. Elmer Arthur Pihlaja, son of Arthur Peter and Impi Irene (Longfors) Pihlaja was born April 20, 1927 in Duluth. As a young child he lived in Duluth, Butte, Mont., and Snellman. In 1930 his parents purchased the home place, where he grew up and returned to retire in 1996. He attended and graduated from District 82 Country School in Shell Lake Township. In 1944, Elmer moved to Seattle, Wash.
Caroline A. Hendrickson, 79, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, October 29, 2009 in her home. A memorial service is set for 11 a.m. this Thursday, July 22, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Barnesville.
March 10, 1965-July 19, 2010 Marlene K. Gordon, 45, of Audubon, died Monday, July 19, 2010 at her home, following her courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Friday, July 23 at the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, with Chaplain Vicki Marthaler officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Friday. Interment will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Audubon. Marlene Kay Sakshaug was born to Patrick and Zeila (Raffaell) Sakshaug on March 10, 1965 in Sidney, Mont.
April 19, 1926-July 19, 2010 Arnold O. Engen, 84, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, July 19, 2010 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Arnold was born the son of Oscar and Annie (Hollevoet) Engen on April 19, 1926, in the Strand Township of Gary, Minn. He was raised and educated in rural Gary. Arnold served in the United States Army from November 1944 to November 1946. He was united in marriage to Marvel Nelson on July 31, 1955. They made their home in rural Detroit Lakes, where they farmed for 35 years. In 1990, they moved to Detroit Lakes. Arnold was a member of Bakke Lutheran Church.
Fern Paulsen, 95, died Sunday, July 18, 2010 at Centerville, S.D. Services will be held Thursday, July 22 in Viborg, S.D. Surviving Fern are her husband Royal of Centerville; three daughters, Marilyn (Dennis) Sletten of Irene, S.D., Janice (Cliff) Adkins of Detroit Lakes and Dianne (Duane) Christensen of Lennox, S.D.; five grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and one brother, Donald Swensen of Sioux Falls, S.D.
May 30, 1927-July 17, 2010 Former Lake Park resident Mae Johnson, 83, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, July 17, 2010, at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Mae was born to Elmer and Alma (Jellum) Ellingson on May 30, 1927, in Hamden Township, Becker County. She attended rural schools and grew up in the Lake Park area. Mae worked at various jobs in Detroit Lakes before her marriage to Lyle Johnson on June 10, 1950 in Lake Park. Together they farmed north of Lake Park. Lyle died October 8, 1991.
Sept. 8, 1935-July 16, 2010 Samuel J. Rock, 74, of Waubun, died Friday, July 16, 2010 at his home. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 20 at St. Columba Episcopal Church in White Earth, with Rev. Lisa Smith, Rev. Carol "Coke" Smith, Rev. George Ross and Rev. John Rock officiating. Friends may call from 4 p.m. Monday, July 19 until 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 20 at the White Earth Community Center in White Earth. Interment services will be 1 p.m.
Lorraine Evangeline Hinshaw, 82, LaPorte, Ind., passed away peacefully, Friday, July 16, 2010, at 6:20 p.m. at LaPorte Hospital. Mrs. Hinshaw was born on November 26, 1927, in Ogema to Nels and Bessie (Matejka) Mortenson. Lorraine was a caring and devoted mother and homemaker. "Grandma Rayne" enjoyed family, especially her grandkids and great grandkids. She displayed her strength in many different ways. She loved her family unconditionally and always saw the best in everyone. Mrs. Hinshaw loved spending time with her family in Minnesota and crocheting.
Shirley Ann (McDougall) Bamford, 79, who was born and raised in Detroit Lakes, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2010 at St. Therese Nursing Home in Brooklyn Park, Minn. A memorial service to celebrate Shirley's life is set for 2 p.m. Thursday, July 22 at the Church of the Open Door, 9060 Zanzibar Lane North, in Maple Grove, Minn.