DL News Staff
April 22, 1922-Dec. 29, 2010 Lt. Col. John L. "Jack" Balega, USAF (Ret.) died Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, after a long battle involving several health issues. He was 88 years of age. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at the David Donehower Funeral Home, with Rev. Wade Dutton officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Interment with full military honors will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Lt. Col. John L. "Jack" Balega, USAF (Ret.) died Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Emmanuel Nursing Home after a long battle involving several health issues. He was 88 years of age. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5 at David Donehower Funeral Home, Reverend Wade Dutton, officiating. Interment with full military honors will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. John Lewis "Jack" Balega was born April 22, 1922 in Shamokin, Pennsylvania to Peter and Mary (Robatin) Balega.
April 8, 1931-Dec. 29, 2010 Robert Donald "Bob" Maneval of Vergas died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at the age of 79. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 2 at the Detroit Lakes United Methodist Church with a prayer service to be held at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.
April 4, 1947-Dec. 29, 2010 Detroit Lakes native Robert L. Given, 63, of Anoka, Minn., passed away December 29, 2010 at his home. Born to John and Muriel Given on April 4, 1947 in Detroit Lakes, Robert served in the Navy and worked as an accountant for the State of Minnesota, Department of Revenue. He is survived by loving wife, Gloria; daughters, Laura Given (Davin Hensrud) and Sara Given; grandchildren, Radley and Sina; brothers, John (Rikki) and Paul (Lisa) Given. A memorial service is set for 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 14501 Nowthen Blvd.
June 1, 1948-Dec. 23, 2010 Richard J. "Dick" Teal, D.V.M., 62, of Detroit Lakes, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 23, 2010 at his farm, under the loving care of his family with the use of Hospice's equipment. There will be a celebration of life service for him at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3, at Bakke Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes. Dick was born in Detroit Lakes to Joe and Gloria Teal, who preceded him in death. He graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1966, then attended the University of Minnesota in Crookston and St.
March 19, 1933-Dec. 27, 2010 Pauline L. Soberg, 77, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, December 27, 2010 at St. Mary's Essentia Health, Detroit Lakes. Pauline was born the daughter of Herman and Margaret (Peterson) Ortlepp on March 19, 1933 in Detroit Lakes. She was raised and educated in Detroit Lakes. Pauline was united in marriage to Howard Soberg on July 8, 1953. They made their home in Detroit Lakes, where they raised their daughter and two sons. She worked for Swift Turkey Hatchery for many years, and later for DL TV and Appliance.
Former Detroit Lakes resident Rhoda Sillerud, 83, of Pelican Rapids, passed away Monday, December 27, 2010 at Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls. Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, with a 6 p.m. prayer service, at Larson Funeral Home in Pelican Rapids. It will resume for one hour prior to services Thursday at the church. Funeral services will take place at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30 in North Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Pelican Rapids, with Rev. Curt Tilleraas officiating.
Sept. 25, 1957-Dec. 26, 2010 Thomas F. Lewis, 53, of Detroit Lakes, died Sun-day, December 26, 2010 at his home. Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30 at David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, with Pastor Matt McKenzie officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday. Thomas Fredrick Lewis was born to Arlie W. and Delores (Blunehagen) Lewis on September 25, 1957 in Fargo. He at-tended Madison Elemen-tary school, Ben Franklin Junior High and Fargo North High School.
June 26, 1921-Dec. 26, 2010 Former Frazee resident Mary Lou Buhr, 89, of Detroit Lakes, passed away Sunday, December 26, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Furey Funeral Home in Frazee. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.
Aug. 7, 1925-Dec. 24, 2010 Norma J. Draack, 85, of Frazee, always loved Christmas and she was called home to celebrate with the Lord on Christmas Eve. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 28 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frazee, with visitation for one hour prior to services. A visitation and prayer service were also held Monday, Dec. 27 at Furey Funeral Home in Frazee. To leave online condolences, please visit www.fureyfh.com . Norma J. Draack was born August 7, 1925, the only child of Cecil and Elizabeth (Berry) Simmons.