DL News Staff
LaVonne Bonnie Storm, 63, Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, May 2, 2009, in St. Mary's Innovis Health in Detroit Lakes. LaVonne Storm, known as Bonnie, was born May 28, 1945, in Detroit Lakes to William and Alice (Livingood) Storm. Bonnie was a 1963 graduate of Detroit Lakes High School and attended Moorhead State College for two years; she then spent time in California. Bonnie was united in marriage with Wayne Kittelson on Dec. 23, 1966, in Detroit Lakes. They lived in Omaha, Neb.
Maizie L. Lembke, 84, Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, May 3, 2009, in St. Mary's Innovis Health, Detroit Lakes. Maizie was born on April 15, 1925, the daughter of Frank and Phoebe (Bingham) Roberts in Minersville, Utah. She was raised in Minersville, until moving to Long Beach, Calif., where she graduated from high school. After graduation, she worked at a Lockheed Defense Plant as a riveter during World War II. Maizie was united in marriage to Melvin A. Lembke on June 1, 1946, in Van Nuys, Calif. They moved to Detroit Lakes in 1958, and raised their three sons on Little Floyd Lake.
Agnes "Aggie" Korf, 83, Frazee, died May 1, 2009, in the Frazee Care Center. Agnes Laura Sauer was born on June 5, 1925, in Buckman, Minn., to August and Laura (Poster) Sauer. She grew up in Buckman and later moved to Valley City, N.D. On Nov. 6, 1946, Aggie married Henry Korf. She worked as a baker for Red Owl in Fargo, and as a cook for several restaurants. They moved to Vergas in the late 1950s, where they were one of the first residents to build on Trowbridge Lake. They moved to Frazee in 1975, where she was a manager and bartender at the Frazee VFW.
Verna Nysetvold, 83, Twin Valley, Minn., died Monday, May 4, 2009, in the Palliative Care Unit at MeritCare Hospital, Fargo, N.D. Funeral services will be Friday, May 8, at 11 a.m. in Zion Lutheran Church, Twin Valley. Visitation will be Thursday, May 7, from 5-7 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m. in the Anderson Funeral Home, Twin Valley. Visitation will also be one hour before services at the church on Friday. Arrangements are entrusted to the Anderson Funeral Home, Twin Valley. Online guestbook at www.andersonfuneralhome.tv .
Vivian M. Ellingson, 95, Detroit Lakes, died Friday, May 1, 2009, at St. Mary's Innovis Health, Detroit Lakes. Vivian was born on June 22, 1913, the daughter of Carl and Ida (Erickson) Sall in Richwood Township of Becker County. She was raised and educated in the Detroit Lakes area. Vivian was united in marriage to Paul Ellingson on Oct. 2, 1947, in Detroit Lakes. They made their home in Lake Park until moving to Thief River Falls in 1951. They returned to Detroit Lakes in 1986. Vivian was a homemaker for most of her life.
Shirley A. Birky, 62, rural Detroit Lakes, died Friday, May 1, 2009, in her home, surrounded by her family, and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Shirley was born on July 18, 1946, to Dale and Lois (Hoffman) Oswald in West Point, Neb. She was raised and educated in Frazee, graduating from Frazee High School in 1964. Shirley married Stanley Birky on June 6, 1965, at Lake Region Mennonite Church. They made their home in rural Detroit Lakes. Shirley was an active member of Harvest Fellowship Church in Frazee. Shirley cherished her family and was deeply loved by all she met.
Rita L. Jaster, 74, rural Callaway, died Saturday, May 2, 2009, in Innovis Health in Fargo, N.D. Rita was born on April 12, 1935, to Wesley and Grace (Deach) Barta in Hawley. She had a twin brother that died at birth. Rita attended country school near Rollag, and later attended school in Hawley, where she participated in F.H.A. and 4-H. She graduated from Hawley High School in 1953. As a young woman, she worked as a waitress in Fargo, when she met Reuben Jaster. Rita went to New Jersey, where Reuben was stationed in the military. They were united in marriage on Dec.
Marlyn Orlen Heimark, 73, rural Pelican Rapids, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2009, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley and the nursing staff at Sunnyside Care Center, Lake Park. Marlyn was born on May 25, 1935, to Willie and Viola (Williams) Heimark in Norwegian Grove Township, rural Pelican Rapids. He was confirmed on July 2, 1950, at Cormorant Lutheran Church by Rev. O.J. Landsverk. Marlyn attended the Cormorant School District No. 14 through the 8th grade.
Joe Mulligan, 59, died on April 10, 2009. Joe was born and raised in Minnesota. He graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1967. He attended North Dakota State University in Fargo, N.D. Joe loved art and had a wonderful ability to draw, paint and sculpture. He enjoyed photography taking many photographs of Charleston, family and friends. Joe worked in many parts of this country, but he was in Greensboro, N.C., and Charleston, S.C., the longest. He loved the South, and even more the ocean. Joe provided computer support for businesses in Charleston.
George L. Chilton, 91 rural Ogema, died Wednesday, April 29, 2009, in Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. George Leo Chilton was born Sept. 3, 1917, in Mahnomen to Lee and Alvina (LaDoux) Chilton. He was raised and educated in Mahnomen and attended boarding school in Pipestone, Minn. George was united in marriage with Leona Neuhalfen in Mahnomen on Nov. 24, 1943. They lived in Underwood until moving to Twin Valley. George and Leona moved to Ogema in 1960, where they farmed and he did road construction.