DL News Staff
Feb. 5, 2001-June 17, 2010 Samuel W. Triggs, 9, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, June 17, 2010 at Gillette Children's Hospital in St. Paul. Samuel William Triggs was born to Adam and Beth (Hiner) Triggs on February 5, 2001 in Detroit Lakes. Samuel was a boy with a good sense of humor, who liked to tease. He was loved and doted upon by all who knew him. He enjoyed his matchbox cars and his bear, and will be remembered for his courage and fortitude.
Irene Nichols, 86, Lake Park, passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2010, in Bethany Homes, Fargo, N.D. Irene was born Oct. 10, 1923, to Stanley and Inga (Pederson) Jellum. The third of seven children, she was raised in Hamden Township and attended school in District 34 and Lake Park. She married Wallace Nichols on Sept. 10, 1942. They farmed north of Lake Park until purchasing a farm south of Audubon on Marshall Lake in 1949. Irene enjoyed cooking at Sunnyside Care Center for 15 years. After Wallace died she moved into Lake Park. She wrote a news column for the Lake Park Journal.
Catherine A. Eder, 79, Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, June 16, 2010, in Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. Catherine Anastasia Eder, was born Nov. 27, 1930, to Nicholas A. and Hazel M. (Buscher) Schmit on the family farm in Tenney, Minn. She graduated from Tintah (Minn.) High School, and was united in marriage with Maurice J. Eder June 20, 1951. Her family was her treasure and sharing her time, talents and a listening ear were her greatest gifts. She enjoyed crafts and used her ingenuity to create anything out of almost nothing.
Dorothy M. Olson, 78, Lake Park, died Thursday, June 17, 2010, in Sunnyside Care Center, Lake Park. Dorothy was born Nov. 15, 1931, in Lake Park to Ernest and Minnie (Olson) Nelson. She grew up and attended school in Lake Park, graduating from Lake Park High School. Dorothy moved to Virginia where she married Harvey Olson on June 20, 1952, at Camp Pickett, Virginia. They moved back to Lake Park in 1954, where they made their home.
Leslie A. Dodd, 39, resident of Strawberry Lake, died Monday, June 14, 2010, in St. Mary's Innovis Health, Detroit Lakes, after a long and courageous battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease. Funeral services for Leslie will be held Friday, June 18, 2010, at 11 a.m. in Strawberry Lake Mennonite Church, rural Ogema. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 17, 2010, from 5-7 p.m. in David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes. Visitation will also continue at the church one hour prior to services on Friday. Interment will be held in the Strawberry Lake Mennonite Cemetery, rural Ogema.
Allen R. Sellers, 66, Lake Park, died Sunday, June 13, 2010, in St. Mary's Innovis Health, Detroit Lakes. Allen was born February 17, 1944, to Roy and Alice (Anderson) Sellers in Detroit Lakes. He grew up and attended school in Lake Park. Allen then worked various jobs before he began his career in sales. He found his niche in selling siding. On May 10, 1963, he married Joyce Happel. Together they lived in Moorhead and Detroit Lakes for a short time before moving to Audubon. They lived there for several years until settling in Lake Park. Allen will be remembered for his sense of humor.
Vernon E. Benson, 97, of Detroit Lakes, formerly of Waubun, died Wednesday, June 2, 2010, in The Cottage on Emmanuel Community Campus in Detroit Lakes. Vernon Emil Benson was born January 9, 1913, in Waubun to Ben and Hannah Benson. He grew up in the Waubun area and attended Adam's School and Waubun High School. Vernon met Edna Krueger in 1931, and they were married on Nov. 3, 1934. From there, they began building a life of over 75 years together. Vernon and Edna raised three children: Lloyd, Beatrice and Wayne, and assisted in "care and maintenance" of nine of their grandchildren.
Danny E. Ringstad, 75, died June 10, 2010, in Woodbury, Minn. He is formerly of Detroit Lakes. Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 15, at 4 p.m. in the Wulff Funeral Home, Woodbury. Burial is at Fort Snelling.
John Leo Robe, 83, died peacefully Saturday, June 12, 2010, in St. Luke's Hospital, surrounded by family after several months of loving care at Linn Manor Care nursing home. John was born June 28, 1926, in Lamoure, N.D., to Nicholas "Nick" and Selma (Schmidt) Robe. His father was a harness maker and owned a candy store. In 1932, they moved to Shoreham, Minn. John attended grade school and high school in Detroit Lakes.
Julie Rae Brandt, 36, Detroit Lakes, passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2010, in her home surrounded by her loved ones, following a courageous battle against cancer. Julie was born Nov. 14, 1973, to Darrell and Joyce (Holmer) DelMain at St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes. Julie grew up and attended school in Frazee, graduating with the class of 1992. Following high school graduation, Julie attended college in Fergus Falls for two years, then attended college in Bemidji for a year, followed by a year at Detroit Lakes Vocational School.