DL News Staff
Oct. 12, 1925-March 4, 2010 Mavis A. Swapp, 84, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, March 4, 2010 at St. Mary's Innovis Heath, Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Mavis Annabelle Sanden was born to Edward and Clara (Nelson) Sanden on October 12, 1925 in rural Ogema. She grew up and attended District 54 country school there. She then attended Ulen High School, where she graduated in 1945. She attended Moorhead State Teachers College, where she obtained both an associate degree in education and a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education.
June 29, 1920-March 7, 2010 Detroit Lakes native Patricia Billie Bunnell Andrews, 89, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 7, 2010. Patricia was born June 29, 1920 in Detroit Lakes.
John E. Sime, 92, died Sunday, March 7, 2010 in St. Paul. John had been a summer resident on Lake Sallie in Detroit Lakes for the last 40 years, and spent most of his summers there after retirement. Surviving John are his wife, Ruth; two daughters; and five grandchildren. He is also survived by his one brother and two sisters, including Mrs. Rollie (Bette) Kjos in Detroit Lakes.
June 14, 1925-March 4, 2010 Former Frazee resident Eleanor E. "Elly" Bigger, 84, of Alexandria, died Thursday, March 4, 2010 at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Friday, March 12 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Frazee, with Rev. William Aufdenkamp officiating. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m.
Aug. 27, 1920-March 7, 2010 Adeline "Addy" Seifert, 89, of Detroit Lakes, died on Sunday, March 7, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. A mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, March 12 in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes. Visitation will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 11, with a 6:30 p.m. rosary followed by a 7 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will continue on Friday one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery.
Sept. 9, 1920-March 6, 2010 Funeral services for Lawrence E. "Larry" Person, 89, retired Detroit Lakes Chief of Police, are set for 1 p.m. Thursday, March 11 at Zion Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 10 at David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes; there will be a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue for one hour preceding Thursday's services at the church. Lawrence Edger Person was born to Edwin and Hannah (Hanson) Person on September 9, 1920 in Duluth, Minn.
Aug. 6, 1935-March 6, 2010 Detroit Lakes native Shirley Ann McCarty, 74, of Sammamish, Wash., passed away Saturday, March 6, 2010 at Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland, Wash. Shirley was born to Michael and Elva Winter August 6, 1935 in Ogema. She was raised in Detroit Lakes, where she graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1953. Following high school Shirley went to work at the local Super Value Grocery. On March 15, 1958 Shirley married Bob McCarty in White Earth. They lived in Minnesota until 1967 when they moved to the Wallingford District of Seattle.
Oct. 4, 1957-March 5, 2010 Donald Thomas Hewitt, 52, of Frazee, passed away peacefully at his Rose Lake home on Friday, March 5, 2010 after a courageous two year battle with cancer. Don was one of four children born to the late Kathryn (Farmer) and Harry "Hardy" Hewitt on October 4, 1957 in Minto, N.D. He was the beloved husband of Cindy (Peterson) Hewitt for over 26 years and father to twins Ashley and Jamie, whom he adored and cherished. Don was dedicated to his work at Strata Corporation for 21 years.
May 22, 1984-March 5, 2010 Tabitha T. Janssen, 25, of Ottertail, Minn., passed away Friday, March 5, 2010 from injuries suffered in a car accident in rural Detroit Lakes Tabitha was born to Dennis and Debra (Wischnak) Herk on May 22, 1984 in St. Paul. She attended school in Detroit Lakes, where she was active in the gymnastic program and also helped coach the Minnesota Flyers. Tabitha was known for her kind, outgoing, loving and caring personality. She married Jordan Janssen on September 17, 2005.
Former Wolf Lake area resident June Mursu, 85, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, March 4, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Friends may call at Christ Lutheran Church, Wolf Lake, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, and at the church for one hour prior to Wednesday's services. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 10 at Christ Lutheran Church in Wolf Lake. Interment services will be held at the Spruce Grove-Union Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Wevley Funeral Home of Sebeka.