DL News Staff
Oct. 2, 1921-Aug. 17, 2012 Former Detroit Lakes resident Lorenzo O. Mott, 90, of Las Vegas, Nevada, died Friday, August 17, 2012 at Spring Valley Hospital in Las Vegas. Lorenzo was born the son of Orren and Emma (Feldt) Mott on October 2, 1921 in rural Callaway. He was raised and educated in Detroit Lakes, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1942. Lorenzo started to work as a bookkeeper for Graystone Motors in 1944. He continued to work at the Ford dealership under various owners until 1977. Lorenzo continue to do bookkeeping for various businesses until retiring in 1999.
Oct. 24, 1933-Aug. 18, 2012 Former Frazee resident Alfred H. Engle, 78, of Detroit Lakes, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 18, 2012, while vacationing in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church-Evergreen, with interment to follow in the church cemetery, and lunch served following the service. Visitation will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 at the Furey Funeral Home in Frazee, with a 7 p.m. prayer service following, and continuing for one hour prior to Wednesday's services at the church.
Former Detroit Lakes resident Shannon D. Jensen, 74, of Salem, Ore., died Tuesday, August 7, 2012 in Salem. Memorial services were held earlier this month, with burial at City View Funeral Home and Cemetery in Salem.
April 14, 1927-Aug. 15, 2012 Donald Ray Harsh, 85, of Lake Park, died Wednesday, August 15, 2012 in his home. Donald was born, as a twin, to Howard and Elizabeth L. (House) Harsh on April 14, 1927 in Osakis, Minn. Don graduated from school in Osakis and enlisted in the United States Army at Fort Snelling, with his twin brother. They were trained and worked in the finance office in Paris, France with the 137th Finance Division. He was discharged in January 1947. Don went to college at St. Cloud State College.
Oct. 20, 1930-Aug. 15, 2012 Former Grand Forks, N.D., resident Anna Marie Smaaland, 81, died Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 at Dahl Funeral Home, 2029 Central Ave. NW, East Grand Forks, Minn., with interment in South Memorial Park Cemetery, Grand Forks. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20 and one hour prior to Tuesday's services, also at at the funeral home. Anna Marie Smaaland was born the daughter of Louis and Alice (Biss) Hillebrand on October 20, 1930 in McVille, N.D.
Aug. 16, 1944-Aug. 13, 2012 Verna E. Watson, 67, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, August 13, 2012 at the Frazee Care Center. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, with Pastor Jillene Galletin officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 at David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. There will be a 6:30 p.m. prayer service.
Nov. 9, 1926-Aug. 13, 2012 Joe H. Mack, 85, a lifetime Ponsford Prairie area resident, peacefully entered eternity on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 at his home northwest of Osage. Joe was born to Henry and Mary (Nunn) Mack on Nov. 9, 1926 on his parents' farm on the Ponsford Prairie. He attended the Linnell Country School through the eighth grade and then went on to attend high school in Park Rapids. As a young man, Joe farmed with his father. On Oct. 23, 1946, he was united in marriage to Violet Molander at St. Theodore's Catholic Parsonage near Ponsford.
Sept. 4, 1949-Aug. 10, 2012 David W. Keen Sr., 62, of Detroit Lakes, passed away in his sleep on Friday, August 10, 2012 at his residence. David William Keen was born to Edward and Doris (Keusch) Keen on September 4, 1949 in Baltimore, Maryland. David attended school in Baltimore and Willow River, Minn., before moving to Detroit Lakes in 1967, when his parents purchased the "Blue Goose," a bar on Richwood Road north of Detroit Lakes. In 1968 David joined the U.S. Navy, attending basic training in San Diego, Calif.
Jul. 16, 1937-Aug. 10, 2012 Darrel D. Carr, 75, of Rochert, died Friday, August 10, 2012 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14 in David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, with Chaplain Vicki Marthaler officiating. There will be visitation for one hour prior to services. Military rites will be provided by the Lake Region Veterans Honor Guard. Darrel Douglas Carr was born to Donald and Angeline (Rennewanz) Carr on July 16, 1937 in Grand Park Township, rural Rochert.
Jan. 21, 1932-Aug. 10, 2012 Allen L. Erickson, 80, of Lake Park, died on Friday, August 10, 2012 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Allen L. Erickson was born to Alex and Emma (Solein) Erickson on January 21, 1932, in Gully, Minn. He grew up and attended school in Gully until the ninth grade, and graduated from Fosston High School in 1950. He then attended college at the University of Minnesota, where he graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy in 1955. During the summer months, while in college, Allen worked for Mark's Drug Store in Fosston.