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July 3, 1918-Jan. 16, 2009 LaVerne E. Woolever, 90, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, January 16, 2009 at the Lamplighter Manor in Detroit Lakes. LaVerne was born to Axel and Clara (Landt) Ohman on July 3, 1918 in rural Audubon, where she grew up and attended country school. She later attended Lake Park High School, graduating from there in 1935. LaVerne married Vernon Kaatz in 1936 and they farmed south of Audubon. Vernon died in 1943, and in 1944 she married Elmer Anderson. They moved to Detroit Lakes. Elmer died in 1949, and in 1951 she married William Woolever.
Aug. 2, 1960-Jan. 14, 2009 Former Cass Lake resident Lois Munnell, 48, of Fargo, died Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. Lois was born the daughter of Jacob Jr. and Margo (Broker) Munnell on Aug. 2, 1960 in Cass Lake, Minn. She attended school in Walker, and graduated from Frazee High School. She moved to Milwaukee, WI, where she worked in various factories. She married David Ottman, and they had two sons. They later divorced. In 1990, she moved to Fargo, and had lived there since.
March 11, 1934-Jan. 13, 2009 Gerald F. Maneval, 74, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Gerald F. Maneval was born to Fernando and Myrtle (McKenzie) Maneval on March 11, 1934 in Candor Township, near Vergas. He attended District No. 121 Country School and later attended Frazee High School, graduating in 1953. He then started working for the Minnesota Department of Transportation. On March 16, 1957 Gerald married Adelia Sveum in Vergas. They made their home in Detroit Lakes.
Nov. 23, 1921-Jan. 13, 2009 Fredrick L. Jackson, 87, of White Earth, died Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at the Mahnomen Health Care Center in Mahnomen. Fredrick Louis Jackson was born to Lillian Jackson on Nov. 23, 1921 in White Earth, where he was raised and educated. He served with the U.S. Army, 1942-49. Following his discharge from the service, he moved to Minneapolis. Fredrick later returned to white Earth, where he made his home for the rest of his life. Fredrick is survived by his children, Kevin Jackson and Fredrick Jackson W.
Dec. 14, 1944-Jan. 14, 2009 Darlene G. Longtine, 64, of rural Lake Park, died Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. Darlene G. Yaeger was born to Ralph and Alice (Borg) Yaeger on December 14, 1944 in Fargo, where she grew up and received her education, graduating from Fargo Central High School in 1962. She then attended North Dakota State University. On Nov. 20, 1964 Darlene was united in marriage to Larry Longtine in Fargo, where they made their home and raised their family.
Oct. 3, 1930-Jan. 11, 2009 Former Vergas resident Beatrice L. (Kuhne) Wesley, 78, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, January 11, 2009 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Beatrice Lorraine Kuhne was born to George and Esther (Robinson) Kuhne on Oct. 3, 1930 in Miltona, Minn., where she attended grade school. She attended high school in Alexandria, Minn. Bea married Harry Wesley on Feb. 3, 1949 in Belle River, Minn. They lived in Parkers Prairie until moving to Vergas in 1955.
April 30, 1934-Jan. 11, 2009 James D. "Herf" Herfendahl, 74, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, January 11, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home after a short battle with liver cancer. Jim was born to Willie and Muriel (Englund) Herfindahl on April 30, 1934 in Callaway. They moved to San Leandro, Calif., where Jim attended school. After graduating he enlisted in the Air Force. After four years of service he returned to California and worked at various jobs. In 1957 he returned to Minnesota. On May 20, 1958, Jim married Sylvia Helseth in Battle Lake, Minn.
March 6, 1918-Jan. 12, 2009 Dorothy M. Rossum, 90, of Frazee, died Monday, January 12, 2009 at St. Mary's Innovis Health in Detroit Lakes. Dorothy Marie Krueger was born to Otto and Ethel (Mansfield) Krueger on March 6, 1918 in Baraboo, Wis. As a child in Baraboo, Dorothy enjoyed helping her father feed the elephants for the Barnum & Bailey Circus. They then moved to Mason City, Iowa, where she attended grade school. After finishing with school, she moved to Missouri, where she met her first husband, Louis Arnold, with whom she had five children.
Jan. 25, 1923-Jan. 10, 2009 Angeline A. Blomseth, 85, of Mahnomen, died Saturday, January 10, 2009 at the Mahnomen Health Center Nursing Home in Mahnomen. Angeline Agnes Pavek was born the daughter of John W. and Mary (Adams) Pavek on Jan. 25, 1923 in Waubun. Angie, along with her nine brothers and sisters, was raised on a farm southeast of Waubun. She went to school in Waubun, graduating with the class of 1942.
Feb. 8, 1922-Jan. 8, 2009 Edsel C. Sanden, 86, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, January 8, 2009 at Oak Crossing, Detroit Lakes. Edsel was born to Edward and Clara (Nelson) Sanden on Feb. 8, 1922, on a farm nine miles west of Ogema. He attended rural school in Becker County, District 54, and farmed with his dad until they moved to Detroit Lakes in 1945. Edsel worked many years for the Detroit Lakes Ice Harvest. He also operated heavy equipment in Minnesota and North Dakota. Edsel married Joyce Stephenson in November 1960. Together they had a son, Timothy. On Nov.