DL News Staff
Aug. 22, 1927-Dec. 6, 2012 Donald E. Olson, 85, of rural Frazee, passed away at his home on Thursday, December 6, 2012, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. A private family celebration of his life will held at a later date. Furey Funeral Home of Frazee is assisting the family. Don was born August 22, 1927, to Edward and Hildur (Munson) Olson in Duluth, Minn. He moved with his family to Minneapolis at the age of 9.
Oct. 19, 1919-Dec. 7, 2012 Marialice Soleim, 93, of Moorhead, died Friday, December 7, 2012 in Moorhead. Mary Alice Molamphy was born the daughter of Dennis and Genevieve (Wildes) Molamphy on October 19, 1919 in Hastings, Minn. The eldest of four children, she moved off the farm into town at the age of 15 and worked for Mr. Eddy at his pharmacy while attending high school. She graduated from Hastings High School. She changed jobs (and she changed her name to Marialice, known since then as MA, except for her grandchildren, who called her Nonnie).
April 22, 1938-Dec. 5, 2012 Carrie A. Cartwright, 74, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes. A private family service will be held. Interment will take place in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Shell Lake Township. Carrie Ann was born to Magnus and Agnes (French) Nelson on April 22, 1938 near Shell Lake Township. As a young girl she attended country school at District 45. In 1956, Carrie was united in marriage to James Cartwright in Detroit Lakes.
Dec. 10, 1919-Dec. 2, 2012 Former Ponsford and Fertile resident Rev. Gerhart M.F. Becker, 92, of Erskine, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at the Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine. The Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston assisted the family with arrangements. Gerhart was born to George Flindt and Agnes Mueller Becker on December 10, 1919, in Brooklyn, New York. He worked as a drydock hand for Bethlehem Steel Co. in Hoboken, N.J., before joining the United States Marine Corps.
Nov. 29. 1987-Nov. 30, 2012 Shelby Elliot Somerville, 25, of Lake Park passed away in Sanford Health, Fargo, after being struck in a pedestrian-vehicle accident on Friday, November 30, 2012, moments after his 25th birthday. Shelby was born during the first snowfall on November 29, 1987, to Jeffrey Somerville and Kimberly Holloway-Somerville, in St. Mary's Hospital, Minneapolis. He grew up in Lake Park and attended school at Lake Park-Audubon. To say that Shelby had a charismatic and outgoing personality would be an enormous understatement.
William Cisco, 79, of Bejou, died Sunday, December 2, 2012 at Oak Crossing Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. A memorial service is set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5 at Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home, Mahnomen, which has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Nov. 15, 1946-Nov. 30, 2012 Margaret A. Lepard, 66, Detroit Lakes, died Friday, November 30, 2012 at her son's home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. A private family service will be held. Margaret Ann Lepard was born to David and Martha (Beaumar) Henderson on November 15, 1946 in Mine Hill, N.J. She was raised and educated in Mine Hill. Margaret was united in marriage to Harry J. Sperry in New Jersey. They later divorced. She moved to Fargo in 1973 and to Detroit Lakes in 1974. She was united in marriage to Francis Lepard November 27, 1976 in Detroit Lakes.
Jan. 28, 1924-Nov. 27, 2012 Ethel L. Arford, 88, of Holdrege, Nebraska, passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Holdrege Memorial Homes. There will be no visitation; the family is honoring her wish for cremation. Private family services will be held at a later date. Ethel Lucille Arford was born January 28, 1924 in Becker County, near Westbury, the second of five children born to Albert and Elizabeth (Riebhoff) Moe. She was baptized into the Lutheran faith and confirmed at the Richwood Lutheran Church in 1937.
Aug. 29, 1944-Nov. 30, 2012 Morris M. Foltz, 68, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, November 30, 2012 at Essentia Health-Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Morris Myron Foltz was born to Joseph and Marie (Veik) Foltz on August 29, 1944 in Humphrey, Neb. The family moved to rural Frazee when Morris was five years old. He attended country school in Evergreen Township. Morris helped on the family farm and also worked many years at the Swift Turkey Plant in Detroit Lakes. In 1973 he was united in marriage to Rita Molacek in Detroit Lakes.
Francis Clark, 76, of Waubun, died Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at Essentia Health in Fargo. A memorial service is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 in the White Earth Assembly of God Church, White Earth. A second memorial service will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 in the Redby Community Center, Redby, Minn. Inurnment will be in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home of Mahnomen.