DL News Staff
Aug. 24, 1927-July 12, 2010 G. David Farkell, "The Prairie Bookbinder," 82, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, July 12, 2010 at his residence in Detroit Lakes. A celebration of David's life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 16 in First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, with Rev. Wade Dutton officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services. George David Farkell was born to George L. and Velma (Thompson) Farkell on August 24, 1927 in Minneapolis. He was raised and educated in Minneapolis, graduating from South West High School in 1944.
Aug. 4, 1920-July 12, 2010 Marjorie L. Leegard, 89, of Detroit Lakes died Monday, July 12, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Marjorie Louise Britton was born to Harry and Edna (Peck) Britton on August 4, 1920 in Detroit Lakes. She grew up and attended school in Detroit Lakes, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1938. On May 31, 1942 she was united in marriage to Jerome Leegard at Richwood Lutheran Church, rural Detroit Lakes.
Dec. 13, 1921-July 3, 2010 Mildred L. "Millie" Pielow, 88, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, July 3, 2010 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Memorial services were held Thursday, July 8 at West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. Mildred Lorraine Erickson was born to Henry and Elvira Erickson on December 13, 1921 in Thief River Falls. She was the youngest of 10 siblings. As a young child the family moved to south Mpls where they owned and operated a neighborhood grocery store. Millie graduated from Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis.
Nov. 12, 1968-July 7, 2010 Quentin "Stew" Stewart, 41, of Detroit Lakes, passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2010, in Aberdeen, S.D. from diabetic complications. Quentin was born November 12, 1968 in North Platte, Neb. He graduated from Soesterberg American High School in The Netherlands in 1987. Quentin enlisted in the Air Force and served as a crewmember with the U.S. Air Force Band at Bolling Air Force Base. After leaving the Air Force Quentin moved to Richville, Minn., and worked at Lund Boats in New York Mills.
April 14, 1947-July 7, 2010 Reuben Robert Aho, 63, a lifelong Wolf Lake area resident, went to be with the Lord in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at his home, surrounded by his loved ones, following a long battle against brain cancer. Reuben was born to Hugo and Elsie (Kumma) Aho on April 14, 1947 in Detroit Lakes. It was in the Wolf Lake area that he attended country school and then went on to attend high school in Menahga, where he graduated with the Class of 1965.
July 27, 1920-July 6, 2010 Bernard J. Revering, 89, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, July 6 at St. Mary's-Innovis Health in Detroit Lakes. A mass of Christian burial is set for 11 a.m. Friday, July 9 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes. Interment services will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 12 at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights, Minn. Bernard Joseph Revering was born to Anton and Mary (Kraemer) Revering on July 27, 1920 in Perham. A well known outdoor writer and sportsman, he was known to everyone as "Bernie" and his byline was widely recognized.
April 10, 1933-July 6, 2010 Roy A. Somdahl, 77, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at his home. Roy was born to Roy and Alice (Syverson) Somdahl on April 10, 1933 in rural Ulen. He attended elementary school in Richwood and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1951. Shortly, after high school he worked at a farm in rural Callaway for a short time. Roy enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Dix in Burlington County, N.J. After receiving an honorable discharge, he moved to Seattle, Wash., and worked for Boeing.
March 14, 1937-July 1, 2010 Yvonne J. Hanson, 73, of Rochert, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, July 1, 2010. Yvonne Jeanette Misbe was born to Edward and Dorothy (LaForge) Misbe on March 14, 1937 in Little Falls, where she grew up and graduated from high school in 1955. She was united in marriage to Merle Hanson on August 25, 1956 in Little Falls. They moved to Detroit Lakes in 1961 with their two daughters, Spring and Penny. Yvonne was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in 1963, and had shared her Bible-based beliefs with others since that time.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Lake Park native David Paul Bloom will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 17 in Lake Park Lutheran Church. David passed away at age 75 on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at his home in Arizona, after a two-year battle with leukemia.
Former Detroit Lakes resident Omar H. Tholkes, 87, of Iron Mountain, Mich., died in Iron Mountain. A memorial mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 10, in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes, with interment in the church cemetery. The David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes is serving the family.