DL News Staff
Nov. 22, 1922-April 29, 2010 Former Ogema resident Rose Stalberger, 87, of Othello, Wash, passed away Thursday, April 29, 2010 in Othello. Rose was born to Bernard and Theresia Meyer on November 22, 1922 in Spring Creek Township. She was raised in the Ogema area and then married the neighbor boy, Melvin Stalberger, on October 17, 1944. They raised six children on their small grain and dairy farm. Rose and Melvin moved to Othello in 1978 to start their semi-retirement years.
Jan. 31, 1945-May 18, 2010 Barbara Ann Fiske, 65, most recently of Pelican Rapids passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes after a long fought battle with cancer and cardio pulmonary diseases. Barbara was born to Flora and Master Sergeant Thomas Edward Childers on January 31, 1945 at Barksdale Air Force Base, Shreveport, La. She was raised mostly in Florida, between her beloved Everglades and Tallahassee. Barbara's father died early in her infancy and her mother passed away when she was only 14.
Former Detroit Lakes resident M. Kent Holmberg, 93, of Hillsboro, N.D., died Monday, May 17, 2010 at Hillsboro Long Term Care. A memorial service is set for 1 p.m. Friday, May 21 at Korsmo Funeral Chapel in Moorhead.
May 24, 1912-May 17, 2010 Marie Bergren, 97, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, May 17, 2010 at her residence. Marie was born to Theodore and Selma (Syverson) Tovson on May 24, 1912 in Richwood Township, Becker County. She grew up and attended country school there. Marie was united in marriage to Leonard B. Bergren on May 24, 1930. They lived in Audubon, where Leonard was employed at the Audubon Co-op Creamery from 1929 to 1967. In the years that followed, Marie and Leonard owned and operated Dairy Queen stores in Iowa and Wisconsin.
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.