DL News Staff
Sept. 3, 1915-Sept. 1, 2010 Neil M. Handlos, 94, of Lake Park, died Wednesday, September 1, 2010 in Detroit Lakes. Neil Melton Handlos was born to Albert and Flora (Pentz) Handlos on September 3, 1915 in Sydney, Mont. He attended school in Montana and later joined the Civilian Conservation Corps. He then enlisted in the Navy, where he was an aircraft navigator and a flight engineer. After his time in the Navy, Neil returned to the Midwest, where he ranched and farmed before starting as a contractor. On February 1, 1941, he married Wilma Wheeler in Webeau, Mont.
Oct. 8, 1917-Aug. 28, 2010 Helen Mildred (Lundberg) Erickson, 92, of Detroit Lakes, died on Saturday, August 28, 2010 at her daughter's home in Pendleton, Ore. A Celebration of Mildred's Life will be held Saturday afternoon, September 25, 2010 at her home in Detroit Lakes. Contributions in memory of Mildred may be made to St. Anthony Hospice or to a Charity of the Donor's Choice, and may be sent in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, PO Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801. Mildred was born on October 8, 1917 to Charlie and Alma Lundberg.
Albert M. "Red" Gray, 93, of Trimont, died on Monday morning, August 30, 2010 at Oak Crossing Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2 at the Kramer Family Funeral Home in Trimont, continuing for one hour prior to services Friday at the church. A celebration of life service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3 in First Lutheran Church, Trimont, with full military honors provided by the Foster Bernhardt American Legion Post 373 of Trimont.
June 21, 1924-Aug. 29, 2010 June C. Erickson, 86, of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, died Sunday, August 29, 2010 at Sanford Health in Fargo. June was born the daughter and only child of Alfred and Alys (Johnston) Eide on June 21, 1924 in Minneapolis. Later with her parents, she moved to the Midway District of St. Paul, where she continued her education and graduated from Wilson High School in 1942. June was employed by Brown & Bigelow in St Paul during World War II. Years later, she was employed by Montgomery Ward Catalog Department. June married Lloyd Erickson on August 1, 1947 in St.
Sept. 9. 1958-Aug. 28, 2010 Former Frazee and Erskine resident Neil A. Berger, 51, of Grant Village, Wyo., died Saturday, August 28, 2010 in Yellowstone National Park near Grant Village. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3 at David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes; there will be a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. and Parish Vigil at 7 p.m. The visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to services on Saturday. A mass of Christian burial is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frazee, with Father Xavier Ilango officiating.
Krystle Jones, 36, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, August 26, 2010 at St. Mary's Innovis Health in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services were held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31 in David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes. Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery.
July 17, 1917-Aug. 30, 2010 Norton J. Gaard, 93, of Algonac, Mich., died Monday, August 30, 2010 in his home. Norton was born July 17, 1917 in Fargo. He married Edith Edstrom on May 29, 1946 in Detroit Lakes. Mr. Gaard was a member of the Algonac VFW Post 3901. Preceding Norton in death were his son Tim; parents Brede and Pauline; and siblings, Harold, Paul, Joseph, and Betsy Vangerude. He is survived by his wife, Edith. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3 at the Gilbert Funeral Home in Algonac, with visitation from 10 a.m.
Dec. 18, 1956-Aug. 30, 2010 Mary K. Simon, 53, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, August 30, 2010 at her home under the care of hospice of the Red River Valley. Mary was born to Charles and Juliet (Larson) Karn on December 18, 1956. She attended Detroit Lakes public schools and later earned her GED, of which she was very proud. From 1972 to 1978 Mary worked at St. Mary's Nursing Center in the dietary department. She later worked a short time at Swift's in Detroit Lakes. On March 31, 1978 Mary was united in marriage to Robert (Red) Simon. They made their home in Detroit Lakes.
May 29, 1946-Aug. 29, 2010 Former Lidgerwood, N.D., resident Genevieve M. Trinka, 86, of Detroit Lakes, passed away Sunday, August 29, 2010 at the Cottages at Emmanuel Community in Detroit Lakes. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at the Frank Family Funeral Home in Lidgerwood, and for one hour prior to services Thursday at the church. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept.
May 7, 1956-Aug. 24, 2010 William Henry "Will" Bedford, III, 54, of Park Rapids died suddenly at his home in rural Park Rapids, Tuesday, August 24, 2010. William was born the son of William, Jr. and Peggy (Piper) Bedford on May 7, 1956 in Park Rapids. He grew up and attended school in Park Rapids, where he graduated in 1974, and also from St. Cloud State College. Will loved nature and being outdoors. He lived at the former Val Chatel ski resort and lodge and enjoyed what nature had to offer there. He spent his winters in Fort Meade, Ariz.