DL News Staff
Aug. 12, 1938-Oct. 27, 2011 Ethel C. Nelson, 73, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, October 27, 2011 at her home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Ethel was born the daughter of Wilfred and Dorothy (Schott) Sarvie on August 12, 1938 in Grand Park Township of rural Becker County, at the CCC Camp. She was raised on the family farm in rural Ponsford and attended school in Frazee, graduating in 1957. As a young woman, she worked at the Graystone Hotel. Ethel was united in marriage to Paul Nelson on October 31, 1959 at Zion Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes.
Jan. 9. 1929-Oct. 26, 2011 Norbert H. Eidenschink, 82, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at his home. Norbert was born the son of George and Catherine (Stein) Eidenschink on January 9, 1929 in Erie Township, Becker County. He attended country school in District 26. Norbert served in the United States Marine Corps and later returned to Detroit Lakes, where he worked with cattle and helped on the family farm. He was united in marriage to Anita Grossman on June 30, 1987 at First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes.
Feb. 26, 1911-Oct. 21, 2011 Elizabeth "Betty" Ferris, 100, of Lake Bluff, Ill., passed away Friday, October 11, 2011. Betty was born to John and Juliana Bakke on February 26, 1911 in Detroit Lakes. When she was a young girl, her father John was given the honor of naming a street in Detroit Lakes; the town's Elizabeth Street, which still exists today, was named after her. After graduating from high school, Betty taught community swimming lessons at the city beach. Truly a woman ahead of her time, Betty graduated from the University of Minnesota, where she earned her teaching degree.
Feb. 24, 1933-Oct. 26, 2011 Odin M. Aune, 78, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at Essentia Health-Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Odin was born to Oscar and Mina (Larson) Aune, the youngest of 11 children, on February 24, 1933 in Sundahl Township, Gary, Minn. He was raised and educated in the Sundahl area. In 1953, Odin enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed in Frobisher Bay, Canada, where he served as a welder. After Odin received an honorable discharge he was united in marriage to Lois Heyer on December 1, 1956 in Faribault, Minn.
Douglas Hugh Hall, 66, of Pelican Rapids, died Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 in Larson Funeral Home, Pelican Rapids, with Pastor Gary Klempke officiating. Larson Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.
Former Ogema resident Clara A. Legoo, 95, of Shakopee, Minn., died Monday, October 24, 2011 at her home, under Hospice care. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service, at Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home in Mahnomen. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28 in Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Ogema. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery at White Earth. Arrangements have been entrusted to Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home of Mahnomen.
April 28, 1918-Oct. 24, 2011 John H. "Jack" Reed, 93, resident of Pelican Lake near Pelican Rapids, and Pompano Beach, Fla., died Monday, October 24, 2011 at Eventide Nursing Home in Moorhead. A mass of Christian burial for Jack will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services. Interment will be held in Lakeside Cemetery, Frazee. Jack was born to Fred and Mae (Gettis) Reed on April 28, 1918 in Garwin, Iowa.
Oct. 30, 1930-Oct. 18, 2011 Former Mahnomen and Waubun resident Mary Lou Donner, 80, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at Essentia Health-Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Mary Lou was born to George Sr. and Ruby (Hammer) Scherzer on October 30, 1930 on the family farm near Callaway. As a youngster, she attended country school and confirmed her faith at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Callaway. Mary Lou then went to school in Waubun, MN graduating with the class of 1950. On March 10, 1951 Mary Lou was united in marriage to Paul I. Donner at the Scherzer farm.
Former Detroit Lakes-Big Toad Lake area resident Deane E. Hanson, 81, of Packwood, Wash., passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2011 in Packwood. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 in Immanuel Lutheran Church of Shell Lake, located approximately 18 miles east of Detroit Lakes in Shell Lake Township, rural Osage.
Vicki Lynn Stone Hernandez, 44, of rural Ogema, died Monday, October 17, 2011 as the result of injuries received in an automobile accident near Osage. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Old Pine Point School in Ponsford. Friends may call at the school from 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 until the start of services on Thursday. The David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes is serving the family.