DL News Staff
Glendiva Backman, 88, Alexandria, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, in Knute Nelson Memorial Home, Alexandria. Glendiva Backman was born during a terrible blizzard in the early morning of Jan. 19, 1923, on her parents' farm in Stony Brook Township in Grant County, Minn. Her parents were Iver Melaas and Tilla (Olsen Haugsrud) Melaas. She was baptized and confirmed at Rock Prairie Lutheran Church, Grant County. She received her education in country school District No. 70, ending in eighth grade, as was the custom for many farm kids.
Harriet B. Chumbley, 88, Detroit Lakes, died Sept. 4, 2011, in the Frazee Care Center in Frazee, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. A memorial service will be held at the Congregational Church of Detroit Lakes on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at 2 p.m. Harriet Bethel Tompkins was born in Wigwam Bay, Minn., on Jan. 9, 1923, to Paul and Hattie Belle (Thompson) Tompkins. When Bethel (as she was called then) was 10 years old, she moved with her family to Nara Visa, N.M., and graduated from Nara Visa High School in 1940.
Logan S. Hoehne, 18, of rural Frazee, passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Corliss (rural Perham), with Rev. Phil Booe officiating. Interment will take place in the St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery. Lunch will be hosted at the church following the service. Visitation will be held from 5-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Corliss, with a prayer service to be held at 7 p.m.
Mildred Ost, 91, Thief River Falls, Minn., died Friday, September 2, 2011 at Thief River Care Center, Thief River Falls. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. in St. Bernard's Church, Thief River Falls, with Father Rick Lambert Officiating. Burial will be at St. Bernard's Catholic Cemetery, Thief River Falls. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-8 p.m., with a 7 p.m.
John "Jack" Edward Ault, 77, of Detroit Lakes, died on Friday, September 2, 2011, surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. John Edward Ault, the son of Robert and Dorothy (Vice) Ault, was born on December 24, 1933, on the family farm in rural Davenport, N.D. He was educated in Detroit Lakes, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1951. While working for the Department of Transportation (MnDOT), Jack continued his education through the Massachusetts Correspondence School, receiving a Certificate in Engineering.
Michael E. Mickelson, 64, Detroit Lakes, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, in Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. Michael Mickelson was born on Nov. 18, 1946, in Detroit Lakes to Elsworth and Merriam Nordland Mickelson. He grew up and received his education in Detroit Lakes, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1965. In the summer of 1965, he started working for Moorhead Construction. On Nov. 25, 1967, he was united in marriage to Kay Dahl. They made their home in Detroit Lakes.
March 3, 1941-Aug. 28, 2011 Karen Marie (Enger) Soderberg, 70, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2011. Karen was born to Joseph and Iona Enger on March 3, 1941 at Dickinson, N.D. She graduated from Dickinson High School in 1959, earning her bachelor's degree at Concordia College, Moorhead, and her master's degree at Northern Arizona University. A Lake Havasu City resident since 1993, Karen was a lifelong, multi-faceted musician and former elementary school teacher.
April 13, 1933-Aug. 30, 2011 Warren Murray, 78, of West Fargo, died Tuesday, August 30, 2011, at Sheyenne Crossings, West Fargo. Warren was born to Earl and Olga Murray on April 13, 1933 in Rochert. Upon graduation from Detroit Lakes High School, Warren served in the U.S. Army Signal Battalion in France and Germany. While serving, he courted Faith Provance by mail. Warren and Faith were married in Detroit Lakes and then moved to Wahpeton, where he attended NDSSS and earned a degree in electronics.
Aug. 28, 2011-Aug. 28, 2011 Hudsyn Lynn Larson, daughter of Tyler and Heather Larson, was born at Essentia Health in Fargo on Sunday, August 28, 2011. She died peacefully on August 28, 2011, surrounded by her loving family.
Feb. 18, 1933-Aug. 27, 2011 Myron A. Keller, 78, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, August 27, 2011 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30 in Golden Manor, Detroit Lakes. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery with military rites provided by the Lake Region Veterans Honor Guard. Myron Alex Keller was born to Alex and Desda Keller on February 18, 1933 in Palmyra, Wis. He was raised and educated in Palmyra. He served as a cook with the U.S. Army, March 20, 1952-Feb. 24, 1954.