DL News Staff
Nov. 16, 1935-July 22, 2009 Lyle G. Mickelson, 73, of Frazee, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, July 22, 2009, with his family by his side and under the special care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Lyle George Mickelson was born to Julius "Jay" and Betty (Torkelson) Mickelson on Nov. 16, 1935. He grew up on a farm in Spruce Grove Township, near Wolf Lake, and attended District 75 Grade School and Frazee High School. Lyle was an active member of the Boy Scouts, and after high school he joined the National Guard. On Aug.
Jan. 5, 1919-July 23, 2009 Harold C, Hagen, 90, of rural Callaway, died July 23, 2009 as a result of a tractor rollover accident. Harold Curtis Hagen, the son of Ole O. and Inga (Walden) Hagen, was born Jan. 5, 1919 in rural Westbury, Minn. Harold moved with his family to Detroit Lakes in the early 1920s, and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School. In 1938 he moved to rural Callaway to help his grandparents, Iver and Anna Walden, and Aunt Besse Walden, with their farming.
April 7, 1956-July 18, 2009 Lois Marlene Brown, 53, of Mahnomen, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2009 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. Lois was born to Avonelle (Wadena) Sargent on April 7, 1956 in White Earth. She attended schools in Minneapolis, Naytahwaush and Mahnomen. Lois finished her schooling by earning her GED, then attended a post secondary school for chef training. She also attended Bemidji State University, where she completed her CDA training to become a Head Start teacher. Prior to college, Lois married Francis William Brown Jr. on Oct. 28, 1980.
Aug. 22, 1955-July 22, 2009 Nena R. Bartnes, 53, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota died Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at Meritcare Hospital in Fargo, after a long and courageous battle with cancer; she was surrounded by her loving family. Nena Rae Seward was born to Francis and Viola (Shaw) Seward on August 22, 1955 in Fargo. She attended school in Detroit Lakes and Ulen. In 2006 she received her Associates of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education. Nena married Eugene Bartnes on Sept. 13, 1974 in Detroit Lakes.
July 5, 1965-July 20, 2009 Michael W. "Mathew" Kiehl, 44, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, July 20, 2009 at his home. Michael Wayne Kiehl was born to Eugene and Jeanette (VanWert) Rock on July 5, 1965 in Detroit Lakes. Growing up, he spent time in both White Earth and Minneapolis, and graduated from Waubun High School with the class of 1984. Following high school, Michael spent some time in Duluth, Minn., where his two older children, Tera and Michael Jr. were born. He later moved back to the Ogema area.
Aug. 11, 1930-July 20, 2009 Oliver R. Donner, 78, of Ogema, died Monday, July 20, 2009 at St. Mary's Innovis Health, Detroit Lakes. Oliver Roy Donner was born to Charles and Bertha (Bullert) Donner on Aug. 11, 1930 in Spring Creek Township, rural Ogema, where he was raised and educated. Oliver married Emily Krupicka on April 10, 1949 in Ogema. They farmed in Spring Creek Township until moving to Maple Grove Township, rural Ogema, in 1971.
Feb. 25, 1928-July 18, 2009 Gene R. "Red" Gelhaye, 81, of Osage, died Saturday, July 18, 2009 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Fargo. Gene Russell Gelhaye, known as Red, was born to Roy and Stella (Olson) Gelhaye on Feb. 25, 1928 in Minneapolis, where he was raised and educated. At the age of 16½, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he was a member of the Seebees serving in the South Pacific. He was also a member of the Blue Jacket Chorus, which sang for many important military events. Gene received his discharge in 1946 and returned to Minneapolis.
Sept. 24, 1919-July 18, 2009 Former Detroit Lakes area resident Clara S. Michels, 89, of Faribault, Minn., died Saturday, July 18, 2009 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Clara Sylvia Holum, the daughter of Knute and Minnie (Storbeck) Holum, was born on Sept. 24, 1919 in Ada, Minn. Clara graduated from Waubun High School in 1938. She was formerly married to Kenneth Engebretson and married Jerry Michels of Pelican Rapids on May 30, 1970 in Detroit Lakes. They lived in the Detroit Lakes area until retirement, when she and Jerry moved to Faribault.
June 14, 1917-July 18, 2009 Harry C. Leslie, 92, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, July 18, 2009 in his home. Harry was born to Harry and Sarah (Edwards) Leslie on June 14, 1917 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He attended grade school in Central Park, Long Island. He graduated from high school in Farmingdale, N.Y. He went on to graduate from Hofstra University, George Washington University School of Law, and the Berlitz School of Language, before beginning a career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as a special investigator. On Nov.
April 16, 1929-July 17, 2009 Harold F. Kjos, 80, of Mahnomen, died at the Twin Valley Living Center, in Twin Valley on Friday, July 17, 2009, lovingly surrounded by family and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Harold was born the son of Selmer and Erna (Wendt) Kjos on April 16, 1929, in Mahnomen County. He was raised near Mahnomen and graduated from Mahnomen High School in 1947. After his graduation, Harold attended North Dakota State University for a short time before returning home to pursue his true passion... farming.