DL News Staff
Geese everywhere breathed a sigh of relief Thursday when one of their arch enemies passed away. Charles Eginton never did have a bad day hunting. It was a passion he loved sharing with friends and family. Charles was born on Feb. 15, 1914, in Staples, Minn., to Charles and Helen (Simerman) Eginton and died on Feb. 25, 2010, at age 96 in Fergus Falls, Minn., at the Minnesota Veterans Home, resident of Detroit Lakes. He grew up in St. Paul and attended both Macalester College and the U of MN. He was a Phi Beta Kappa member.
Dylan J. Peterson, 11, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, in St. Mary's Innovis Health, Detroit Lakes, after a long battle with muscular dystrophy. Funeral services for Dylan will be held Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at 11 a.m. in Grace Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes. A gathering of friends and family will be held at David-Donehower Funeral Home on Monday, March 1, 2010, from 5 to 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services on Tuesday. Dylan James was born March 13, 1998, in Mobridge, S.D., to Jon Tate Merchant and Tara Peter-son.
Edythe (Reep) (Holmen) Braun 86, Detroit Lakes, Minn., went to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, in Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes, Minn. Edythe Elnora Enget was born Sept. 26, 1923, to Jon and Anna (Hendrickson) Enget in Audubon, Minn. She was a twin, the last in a family of ten. She attended country school around Audubon up to the 9th grade. Edythe married the love of her life, Arvid Reep in Audubon on April 15, 1942. Arvid was killed while working for Northern Pacific Railroad. She then married Ed Holmen and resided in Horace, N.D.
Kathie May Sagmo, 58, Detroit Lakes, Minn., passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, in Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes, surrounded by her loved ones. Funeral services are Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, in Bakke Lutheran Church, rural Detroit Lakes, with Reverend Greg Anderson officiating.
Ivan Gerald Kaiser, 83, Lake Park, Minn., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, in the Transitional Care Unit, Oak Crossings in Detroit Lakes. Ivan was born near Ogema on Nov. 13, 1926, to Arnold and Anna (Bullert) Kaiser. Ivan was baptized and confirmed at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. He attended country school near his home. He married Ardith Hedstrom on Jan. 29, 1950. Carpentry was a skill Ivan learned from his father and brothers. He began his working career as a talented carpenter with Harvey Haugrud and Harry Sahlberg.
Feb. 20, 1916-Feb. 16, 2010 Arlo D. Weimer, 93, of Detroit Lakes died Tuesday February 16, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Arlo Dale Weimer was born to Jacob and Pearl (Duer) Weimer on February 20, 1916 in Harris, Iowa. He grew up and attended school in Hartley, Iowa, graduating from high school there. On April 12, 1936 Arlo was united in marriage to Alvena Williams in Worthington, Minn. They made their home in Hartley, Iowa, where he worked as a salesman for DeLaval Separator. He served in the United States Army from 1944-45.
Aug. 13, 1909-Feb. 15, 2010 Former Detroit Lakes resident Rose V. Hayes, 100, of Frazee, died Monday, February 15, 2010 at the Frazee Care Center in Frazee. Funeral services for Rose are set for 2 p.m. Friday, February 19 at First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, with Reverend David Peterson officiating. There will be visitation for one hour prior to serves at the church. Rose Viola Bankord was born to John and Anne Lisa (Ohlgren) Bankord on August 13, 1909 in Bovey, Minn. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.
Former Detroit Lakes area resident Sister Winifred Deffe, 91, died on Monday, February 15, 2010 at Mount Saint Benedict Monastery, Crookston, Minn. Reception of the body for Sister Winifred will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, February 18, with visitation from 5:30 until the wake service at 7 p.m. A mass of Christian Burial is set for 11 a.m Friday, February 19. All services will be at Sacred Heart Chapel, Mount Saint Benedict Monastery, 620 Summit Ave., Crookston. Arrangements are being provided by Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home, Crookston.
May 29, 1927-Feb. 11, 2010 Former Detroit Lakes resident Philip G. Birkelo, 92, of Cresco, Iowa, died Thursday, February 11, 2010 in Cresco. Philip was born to Peter and Nettie (Gustason) Birkelo on May 29, 1917 in Ferryville, Wis. He grew up on the family farm near Ferryville. He was a farmer for 30 years. After farming, he began hauling cars for Clark Auto Transport Company and drove over the road for 30 years. Philip retired in 1978. Phil married Hope Deaver on December 25, 1943. They were later divorced. On May 22, 1974, he married Lucille Berkner.
Dec. 12, 1922-Feb. 14, 2010 Charles J. Stone, 87, of Ponsford, died Sunday, February 14, 2010 at his residence in Ponsford. Visitation for Charles will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, February 18, and continuing until service time on Friday at the Old Pine Point School, Ponsford. Funeral services for Charles will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 19, in the Old Pine Point School, with Mother Lisa Smith officiating.