DL News Staff
Luella M. Smyers, 98, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, May 15 in The Cottages at Emmanuel Community Living, Detroit Lakes. A graveside service will be held in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, Ind. Arrangements have been entrusted to Wright Funeral Home in Hawley.
Former Lake Park resident Gladys C. Anderson, 92, of Moorhead, died Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at Eventide Lutheran Home in Moorhead. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 12 at Eksjo Lutheran Church in Lake Park. Arrangements are being provided by Wright Funeral Home, Lake Park.
Nov. 28, 1932-May 17, 2010 Shirley J. Kandt, 77, of Cleburne, Texas, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, May 17, 2010. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 20 at Ascension Lutheran Church in Cleburne. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, May 21 in Ascension Lutheran Church, with Rev. Joe Ardy officiating. Shirley Jean Petersen was born the daughter of Albert and Josephine Petersen on November 28, 1932 in Springfield, Ill.
Former Moorhead resident Marilyn M. Miller, 77, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, May 16, 2010 in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo. A memorial gathering will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, followed by the funeral at 1 p.m., in Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Moorhead. Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, is providing arrangements.
March 26, 1913-May 10, 2010 Ihlor Kenneth Bjerke, 97, of Detroit Lakes, passed away Monday, May 10, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Ihlor was born to Cornelius and Mabel (Holte) Bjerke on March 26, 1913 in Ulen. He grew up in the Ulen area, where he spent his summers working as a farm hand, doing the fieldwork with horses. On October 22, 1939, Ihlor was united in marriage to LaVern Gunderson in Flom, Minn. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in October 2009. Ihlor worked at Pederson Grocery Store until he bought Bjerke Locker Plant with his brother, Conn.
Aug. 12, 1928-Dec. 25, 2009 Raymond H. Halvorson, 81, of Fergus Falls, died Friday, December 25, 2009 at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Fergus Falls. A graveside service for Raymond is set for 10 a.m. Friday, May 21 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Detroit Lakes. A luncheon will be served at the VFW in Fergus Falls at 12:30 p.m., Friday, following the interment. Raymond was born to Ernest and Leona (Henning) Halvorson on August 12, 1928 in McHenry, N.D. He grew up in Glenfield, N.D, graduating from Glenfield High School in 1946.
June 10, 1922-May 17, 2010 Clement H. TeVogt, 87, longtime resident of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, May 17 at St. Mary's Innovis Health in Detroit Lakes. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 20 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes, with a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 6:30 p.m. followed by a Parish Vigil at 7 p.m. A mass of Christian burial for Clem will be held at 12 noon Friday, May 21 in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes. Interment will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Detroit Lakes. Clem TeVogt was born on June 10, 1922 in Ogema.
Eunice G. Corey, 84, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Oak Crossing, Detroit Lakes. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 19, followed by the funeral at 11 a.m., in David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes.
A memorial service for Laverne R. "Pete" Peterson, 81, of Detroit Lakes and Mesa, Ariz., will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 29 in the American Legion Club, Detroit Lakes. A graveside service will take place at 3 p.m. that day in St. Johns' Lutheran Cemetery, rural Galchutt, N.D.
Vida Joanne Heisler, 70, of Fairbanks, Alaska, died on Monday, January 18, 2010 in Danvers, Mass. She was cremated at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Danvers. Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. Saturday, June 19, in the Ogema Cemetery.