DL News Staff
Julie Rae Brandt, 36, Detroit Lakes, passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2010, in her home surrounded by her loved ones, following a courageous battle against cancer. Julie was born Nov. 14, 1973, to Darrell and Joyce (Holmer) DelMain at St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes. Julie grew up and attended school in Frazee, graduating with the class of 1992. Following high school graduation, Julie attended college in Fergus Falls for two years, then attended college in Bemidji for a year, followed by a year at Detroit Lakes Vocational School.
Alfred L. "Jing" Arthur, 71, Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, June 8, 2010, in Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. Funeral services for Jing will be held Friday, June 11, 2010, at 2 p.m. in Emmanuel Nursing Home Chapel, Detroit Lakes. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services on Friday. A graveside service will be held Saturday, June 12, at 2 p.m. in Breck Memorial Cemetery, Ponsford. Memories of Jing may be shared online at www.daviddonehower.com . David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes is assisting the family with arrangements.
Alice E. Heille, 72, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, June 3, 2010, at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. Alice was born to Edward and Edna Jahnke Grindberg on October 2, 1937 in Frazee. The family moved to Mapleton, N.D., when Alice was a young girl. She grew up and attended school in Mapleton. On February 16, 1959 she was united in marriage to Clyde Heille in Fargo. They made their home in Mapleton and later moved to Fargo, where she worked at Elieses's Drapery Shop. In 1970, they moved to Detroit Lakes, where Alice owned and operated Alice's Draperies.
Longtime Vergas, Lake Minnetonka and Fountain Hills, Ariz., resident June A. Hubbard, 86, died Monday, April 5, 2010 in Scottsdale, Ariz. June Ann Westlake was born May 6, 1923 in Minneapolis, to parents Herman Lloyd and Josephine Melquist Westlake. In her 30-plus years split between Minnesota and Arizona, June continued her many Christian and social activities in her churches; in Christian Women's Club; and in other volunteer roles. June led and attended numerous Bible studies, and her gift of hospitality was always evident as she served friends and neighbors especially delicious food!
Jill Lewis passed away peacefully at home in Menomonie, Wis., on June 9, 2010, surrounded by family. I know it is rare for the person who has passed to write their own obituary, but then if you knew me, Jill Lewis, you would know it was to be expected. Eight years ago, I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Even though this cancer slowly took my body, it never broke my spirit or the loves of my life.
Nov. 6, 1932-June 3, 2010 Fern A. Schellack, 77, died Thursday, June 3, 2010, at home in Moorhead. Fern Ardell Christensen was born November 6, 1932, in Osnabrock, N.D., to Albert and Alma (McGregor) Christensen. In 1942 the family moved to Moorhead, where Fern attended school. Fern married Loren Bjornson in Moorhead, in 1951. In 1962, she married Wallace Schellack at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sabin, and they made their home in Glyndon for the next 32 years. They moved to Moorhead in 1993.
Jan. 1, 1966-June 3, 2010 Gaylene C. Smith, 44, of Frazee, died Thursday, June 3, 2010 at her home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 7, and 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Frazee. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, with Rev. William Aufdenkamp officiating. Interment will be in Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery. Gaylene Cheryll Lewis was born to Donald and Janet (Jordahl) Lewis on January 1, 1966 in Fosston, Minn.
March 20, 2010-May 31, 2010 Our little love bug, Autumn Breeze Safar, left us on Monday, May 31, 2010, to continue her journey to the spirit world. Autumn was born on March 20, 2010 to her very excited parents, Brianna Anderson and Allen Safar of Bemidji. Although Autumn's life here on earth was short, she will be loved until the end of eternity!
Former Audubon resident Stanley R. Dibley, 83, of Wolverton, Minn., died Thursday, June 3, 2010 at MeritCare Hospital Palliative Care Unit in Fargo. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 6, followed with a 4 p.m. prayer service, at Wright Funeral Home in Moorhead, continuing for one hour prior to services Monday at the church. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Monday, June 7 at Comstock Lutheran Church, rural Moorhead, with interment at Deerhorn Cemetery, rural Wolverton. Arrangements are being provided by Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead.
March 17, 1929-June 1, 2010 Patrick D. Kelly, 81, of Mahnomen, died Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at Mahnomen Health Center Hospital, under the care of Hospice. Patrick D. Kelly was born Henry and Ann (O'Brian) Kelly on March 17, 1929. He grew up in rural North Dakota, near Webster and attended country school near there. At the age of 13, Patrick moved with his family to Minneapolis, where he attended Minneapolis South, graduating with the class of 1947. He then attended the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul where he obtained his bachelor's degree.