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April 3, 1942-April 25, 2009 Former Detroit Lakes resident Karen M. (Baker) Boomgarden, 67, of Redwood Falls, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2009 at her home, following a battle with cancer. Karen M. Baker was born to Melvin and Margaret (Ebbengay) Baker on April 3, 1942 in Wayne, Neb. Karen and her family moved to Minnesota in 1946. She attended Brewster High School, graduating in 1959. On Dec. 18, 1960, Karen married Peter Boomgarden in Heron Lake, Minn. Together, the couple moved to Detroit Lakes and later to Ivanhoe, Minn.
Oct. 18, 1915-April 27, 2009 Randolph V. "Randy" Vernon Buck, 93, of Frazee, died on Monday, April 27, 2009 at St. Mary's Regional Health Center in Detroit Lakes. Randolph Vernon Buck was born to Lars and Tekla Buck on Oct. 18, 1915 in Pelican Rapids. He was baptized and confirmed in Pelican Valley Church. He attended school in Pelican Rapid,s and then moved to Deer Creek for a short time. Randy served in the U.S. Army for four years during World War II. He married Luella (Albright) Vestal in 1947 and joined St. Paul's Lutheran Church-Loon Lake shortly thereafter.
Sept. 1, 1924-Dec. 15, 2008 Bernard "Bernie" H. Nugent, 84, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, December 15, 2008, in Innovis Hospital, Fargo, N.D., as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Bernard Herman Nugent, known as "Bernie," was born to Irvin and Gertrude (Meyer) Nugent on Sept. 1, 1924, in Moorhead. After serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II, he returned to Moorhead, where he worked in construction and was a fireman. He married Mary Mae Bellefeuille of Callaway on June 1, 1948.
Jan. 1, 1928-April 23, 2009 Former Breckenridge resident Theresa Eiter Braun, 81, of Perham, died Thursday, April 23, 2009 at Perham Memorial Nursing Home in Perham. Theresa was born the daughter of William and Johanna (Neppl) Underberg on Jan. 1, 1928 in Kent, Minn. She attended grade school at Kent and Brushvale, Minn. She went on to school in Techny, Ill., and Lincoln, Neb., and finished her junior and senior years at St. Francis Academy in Hankinson, N.D., graduating from there in 1945. Following graduation, she worked at St. Francis Hospital. On Nov.
Dec. 4, 1965-April 22, 2009 Former Detroit Lakes resident Todd L. Goodhart, 43, of Milbank, S.D., died on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, in Milbank. Todd Luverne Goodhart was born to James and Shirley (Anderson) Goodhart on December 4, 1965, in Ortonville. He was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith at First English Lutheran Church in Ortonville. Todd attended school in Big Stone City, S.D., until the eighth grade, when he transferred to Ortonville schools, and graduated from there in 1984.
Nov. 20, 1921-April 23, 2009 Mary Lou H. Dalluge, 87, of Frazee, died on Thursday, April 23, 2009 at the Frazee Care Center. Mary Lou Helen Simon was born to John and Vannie (Mills) Simon on Nov. 20, 1921 in Mount Vernon, S.D. In 1923, her family moved to Mitchell, S.D. She started school in 1927 in Plate, S.D. The family then moved to Alexandria, S.D., in 1929 and Mary Lou graduated from country school in 1935. She attended high school in Alexandria, Mitchell and Ethan, S.D., and eventually graduated in Emmetsburg, Iowa, in 1939.
MOORHEAD - Gordon Lell, best known for his college classes and seminars on Shakespeare, died Saturday at his Moorhead home. Lell, 74, had been battling a malignant brain tumor, which forced him to retire in December after almost 40 years of teaching at Concordia College. A memorial gathering will be held Thursday from 3 to 4, followed by the memorial service at 4, in Concordia's Knutson Center Centrum in Moorhead. Lell long was popular at Concordia, beginning teaching there in 1970. He was praised for making Shakespeare ap-proachable for students. During his career, 4,600 students took hi
Aug. 23, 1919-April 22, 2009 Dolores L. Belz, 89, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Dolores Lucille Anderson was born to Arthur and Anna (Utz) Anderson on Aug. 23, 1919 near Buxton, N.D. She was raised near Luce, Minn., and attended rural country school. In 1940, Dolores married Harold Belz at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Frazee. Harold worked for the railroad, which allowed the couple to experience life in several small towns in North Dakota and Minnesota.
Dec. 24, 1937-April 6, 2009 Felix Hamlin, 71, of Frazee, died on Monday, April 6, 2009 in Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, N.D. Felix was born the son of Felix and Susan (Kloeppel) Hamlin on Dec. 24, 1937 in White Earth. He grew up in the Fosston and Crookston, Minn., area and lived in Texas, Iowa and Oklahoma until moving back to Minnesota in 1989. He had lived in Frazee for the past 18 years. Felix drove semi over the road for most of his adult life. He was also a golden glove boxer.
March 9, 1924-April 20, 2009 Vernon R. Koskela, 85, of Menahga, passed away Monday, April 20, 2009 at the Green Pine Acres Nursing Home in Menahga. Vernon Reino Koskela was born to John and Katie (Hillukka) Koskela on March 9, 1924 in Wolf Lake Township, west of Menahga. He attended country school in Dist. 72-2, near his home. As a young man, Vern helped on his family's dairy farm, taking over its operation and management after his father's death. He married Helen A.