DL News Staff
Janet R. Love, 92, Detroit Lakes, died Nov. 21, 2008, in Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. Janet Ruth Love was born June 22, 1916, in Richmond, Ky. As a child, she moved to Wahpeton, N.D., where she graduated from Wahpeton High School in 1932. Janet was devoted to education.
Colleen Fae Flanagan, 74, died June 13, 2009, in Omaha, Neb. Colleen is survived by her husband, John; daughters, LaGene (Brian) Flowers, Partricia (Mark) Koenig, Sheila (Dan) Snitily, Margaret (Brad) Krueger, Kathleen "Kate" (Bob) Burbank, Shawn (Jeff) Carder; a sister, Sharon (Keith) Duncan; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, Colleen is preceded in death by her parents, and a son, John Flanagan Jr. A memorial mass is Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at 10 a.m. in St. Roberts Bellamine Church, Omaha.
John E. Ostlund, 55, Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, June 11, 2009, in St. Mary's Innovis Health, Detroit Lakes. John Emil Ostlund was born July 25, 1953, to Clyde and Corrine (Myhre) Ostlund in Wadena. In 1957, they moved to Detroit Lakes, where John attended grade school, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School. He furthered his education at the University of Minnesota - Morris for two years before moving back to the lakes area. For 30 years, John worked for the Becker County Sheriff's Department as a jailer/dispatcher and later a Deputy Sheriff. John retired in the summer of 2003.
Feb. 12, 1922-June 12, 2009 Mary Jo Suttie, 87, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, June 12, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Mary Josephine Beimer, daughter of Eugene and Eleanor (Nunn) Beimer, was born on Feb. 12, 1922 in Fergus Falls. After graduating from high school, she attended Hamline University for a B.A. in music and Smith College for a M.A. degree. Mary Jo taught piano, music history and theory at Grinnell College, Iowa; at Western Carolina College, N.C.; and at Bethel College in Kansas. Mary Jo married James C. Suttie on March 30, 1953 in Detroit Lakes.
Jan. 4, 1917-June 12, 2009 Daniel Fandrich, 92 of Moorhead, passed away on Friday, June 12, 2009. Daniel was born January 4, 1917 and grew up in McClusky, N.D., where he graduated from high school in 1935. He then served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in North Dakota and Washington. In 1938, he came to Fargo, where he worked as an orderly at the Veteran's Hospital and enrolled at North Dakota State University. Daniel enlisted in the 188th Field Artillery of the North Dakota National Guard in 1940.
Louis V. "Buddy" Simon, 79, of Waubun, died Saturday, June 13, 2009 in his home. Arrangements are pending with Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home of Mahnomen and Winger, Minn.
Aug. 17, 1931-June 10, 2009 Kenneth O. Ludemann, 77, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, June 10 in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo. Kenneth was born to John and Anna (Lohse) Ludemann on Aug. 17, 1931, at Pelican Lake, near Pelican Rapids. He grew up and attended school in Barnesville, graduating from Barnesville High School in 1949. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954. Ken married Rita Krauth on June 21, 1952 and they made their home in Moorhead. He worked for Sherwood Lumber and Fuel in Fargo for 34 years, eventually assuming ownership.
May 24, 1985-June 9, 2009 Blake R. Kragness, 24, of Wahpeton N.D., died on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at his home in Wahpeton. Blake Ryan Kragness was born to Duane and Patricia (Anderson) Kragness on May 24, 1985 in Breckenridge. He attended Pinedale Elementary School in Rapid City, S.D., and moved to Wahpeton in 1997. Blake graduated from Wahpeton High School in 2004 and had recently finished his studies at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul with a degree in sociology and criminal justice. His plans were to pursue a law degree.
Feb. 20. 1956-June 9, 2009 Russell W. Richter, 53, of Vergas, died Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at his parents' home, under the care of hospice, after a courageous battle with cancer. Russell W. Richter was born to Ralph and Wilma Richter on Feb. 20, 1956, in Perham. He attended District 98 Country School, finished grade school through high school in Perham and graduated in 1974. After high school, Russell attended Floriculture School in Eden Prairie, Minn. Russell was employed by Bergen's Greenhouse in Detroit Lakes for many years.
Former Bemidji and Williston, N.D., area resident Gertrude A. Kalil, 78, passed away Monday, June 8, 2009 in Charlotte, N.C., where she had been living for the past several months. Surviving Gertrude are her children, Terry Kalil of Detroit Lakes; Patty (Joe) Margarit of Bloomington, David (Candy Bar) Kalil of Rapid City, S.D., Dan (Kathy Hagen) Kalil of Williston, and Laurie (David) Metzger of Charlotte, N.C.; husband of 45 years, Charles D. (Bud) Kalil of Sun Lakes, Ariz., where he lives with his wife Gloria; 10 grandchildren and one great grandson; sisters Mary Jo (Ed) Datko of St.