DL News Staff
April 13, 2009-May 23, 2009 Kylee Rayne McArthur, five-week-old daughter of Ruby Hanks and Brandon McArthur of Mahnomen died Saturday, May 23, 2009 at the Mahnomen Health Center Hospital. Kylee was born April 13, 2009 at St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes. She enjoyed spending time with her family and had a strong bond with her siblings. She loved the attention of all those who encountered her.
July 29, 1933-May 26, 2009 George A. "Joe Bush" Fairbanks, Sr., 75, of Ponsford, died Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. George Allen "Joe Bush" Fairbanks, Sr., "Mishkow-Binise" (Strong Thunderbird), was born to Willis and Hattie (De Jorden) Fairbanks on July 29, 1933 in White Earth. He was raised in Pine Point, and attended the Pine Point School and the Park Rapids Area High School. In 1951, George joined the Navy for six years, serving in Korea. He was honorably discharged with many, many medals received during his tour of duty for his country.
March 12, 1937-May 7, 2009 Detroit Lakes native Dr. LeRoy D. Teigen, formerly of Scottsbluff, Neb., left this life on May 7, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer. LeRoy Dean Teigen, known as "Lee" or "Doc" to his friends, was born to Leon and Dorothy Teigen on March 12, 1937 in Detroit Lakes. Lee was a veteran of the Korean Conflict as a Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd class. In 1962, he graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Minneapolis, and opened his practice in Scottsbluff, Neb., where he practiced for 40 years.
Nov. 3, 1915-May 25, 2009 Carl V. Nilson, 93, of Osage, died on Monday, May 25, 2009 at the Green Pine Acres Nursing Home in Menahga, where he had resided since January 2006. Carl Nilson was born the son of Axel and Mary Nilson on Nov. 3, 1915 at the family farm in Ceresco, Neb. He attended the Ceresco School through grade 12, and played basketball in high school. He started raising hogs with his father while still in school. He met Arvilla Rabbass at a school dance and they were married on Nov. 10, 1940 at St. Mathews Church in Cedar Bluffs, Neb.
March 3, 1915-May 23, 2009 Longtime Fargo resident June Kringen, 94, died Saturday, May 23, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, where she had been living since 2004. June was born in Golden Valley County, N.D., on March 3, 1915.
May 31, 1917-May 21, 2009 Longtime Osage-Wolf Lake area resident Anna S. Alanen, 91, of Frazee, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 21, 2009 at the Frazee Care Center in Frazee, with her loved ones at her side. Anna Sophia was born to Peter and Sophia (Karjalainen) Pesolain on May 31, 1917 in New York Mills, Minn., the second of their five children. She attended the Toad Lake Country School near her home. Following the untimely death of her father in 1924, her mother married Lauri Westerinen, who helped raise the children as his own. On Aug.
Feb. 22, 1922-May 18, 2009 Harriet C. Kivilin, 87, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, May 18, 2009 at the Hiawatha Care Center in Hiawatha, Iowa. Harriet Cecelia Fulmer was born to Henry and Cecilia (Frosch) Fulmer on Feb. 22, 1922 in Chicago, Ill. She married James J. Kivilin on Oct. 23, 1954 in Evanston, Ill. They lived in Elmwood Park, Ill., until moving to Detroit Lakes in 1960. Harriet owned and operated the Country Store in Detroit Lakes during the 1970s. The store is fondly remembered as having an old-fashioned soda fountain and the best ice cream in town.
Aug. 6, 1914-May 22, 2009 Arthur R. Disse, 94, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, May 22, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Arthur Raymond Disse was born Aug. 6, 1914 in Erie Township, rural Detroit Lakes. He was raised and educated in Erie Township. Art married Luella Schultz on Sept. 6, 1938 in Detroit Lakes, where they lived their entire married life. Art worked as a master carpenter in Detroit Lakes. Luella died Jan. 22, 1996. Art married Virginia Salo in July of 2000 in Detroit Lakes. He had raised mink and operated Art Disse Storage and Art Disse Construction.
July 9, 1944-May 22, 2009 Lyle J. Bunnis, 64, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, May 22, 2009 at 308 W. Union St. in Detroit Lakes, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Lyle John Bunnis was born to John and Elsie (Johnson) Bunnis on July 9, 1944 in Detroit Lakes, where he was raised and educated. He attended the Detroit Lakes Business College, 1962-64. In October 1966, Lyle married Karen Knutson in Detroit Lakes. They later divorced.
Aug. 5, 1929-May 21, 2009 Lois A. Engstrand, 79, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, May 21, 2009 in her home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Lois Adelaide Thorson was born to Albert and Jonnette (Dorseth) Thorson on Aug. 5, 1929 in Flom, Minn. She attended grade school in Flom and one year at Waubun High School. She then moved to International Falls, Minn., where she finished high school. Lois worked at a drug store in Fargo for a few years before she moved to Minneapolis, where she worked as a secretary for Durowall Concrete Company.