DL News Staff
Dec. 14, 1944-Jan. 14, 2009 Darlene G. Longtine, 64, of rural Lake Park, died Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. Darlene G. Yaeger was born to Ralph and Alice (Borg) Yaeger on December 14, 1944 in Fargo, where she grew up and received her education, graduating from Fargo Central High School in 1962. She then attended North Dakota State University. On Nov. 20, 1964 Darlene was united in marriage to Larry Longtine in Fargo, where they made their home and raised their family.
Oct. 3, 1930-Jan. 11, 2009 Former Vergas resident Beatrice L. (Kuhne) Wesley, 78, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, January 11, 2009 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Beatrice Lorraine Kuhne was born to George and Esther (Robinson) Kuhne on Oct. 3, 1930 in Miltona, Minn., where she attended grade school. She attended high school in Alexandria, Minn. Bea married Harry Wesley on Feb. 3, 1949 in Belle River, Minn. They lived in Parkers Prairie until moving to Vergas in 1955.
April 30, 1934-Jan. 11, 2009 James D. "Herf" Herfendahl, 74, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, January 11, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home after a short battle with liver cancer. Jim was born to Willie and Muriel (Englund) Herfindahl on April 30, 1934 in Callaway. They moved to San Leandro, Calif., where Jim attended school. After graduating he enlisted in the Air Force. After four years of service he returned to California and worked at various jobs. In 1957 he returned to Minnesota. On May 20, 1958, Jim married Sylvia Helseth in Battle Lake, Minn.
March 6, 1918-Jan. 12, 2009 Dorothy M. Rossum, 90, of Frazee, died Monday, January 12, 2009 at St. Mary's Innovis Health in Detroit Lakes. Dorothy Marie Krueger was born to Otto and Ethel (Mansfield) Krueger on March 6, 1918 in Baraboo, Wis. As a child in Baraboo, Dorothy enjoyed helping her father feed the elephants for the Barnum & Bailey Circus. They then moved to Mason City, Iowa, where she attended grade school. After finishing with school, she moved to Missouri, where she met her first husband, Louis Arnold, with whom she had five children.
Jan. 25, 1923-Jan. 10, 2009 Angeline A. Blomseth, 85, of Mahnomen, died Saturday, January 10, 2009 at the Mahnomen Health Center Nursing Home in Mahnomen. Angeline Agnes Pavek was born the daughter of John W. and Mary (Adams) Pavek on Jan. 25, 1923 in Waubun. Angie, along with her nine brothers and sisters, was raised on a farm southeast of Waubun. She went to school in Waubun, graduating with the class of 1942.
Feb. 8, 1922-Jan. 8, 2009 Edsel C. Sanden, 86, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, January 8, 2009 at Oak Crossing, Detroit Lakes. Edsel was born to Edward and Clara (Nelson) Sanden on Feb. 8, 1922, on a farm nine miles west of Ogema. He attended rural school in Becker County, District 54, and farmed with his dad until they moved to Detroit Lakes in 1945. Edsel worked many years for the Detroit Lakes Ice Harvest. He also operated heavy equipment in Minnesota and North Dakota. Edsel married Joyce Stephenson in November 1960. Together they had a son, Timothy. On Nov.
Aug. 29, 1940-Jan. 9, 2009 Harold Van de Streek, 68, of Perham, died Friday, January 9, 2009, at MeritCare Hospital, Fargo. Harold Van de Streek was born the son of Egbert and Effie (Stovengde) Van de Streek on Aug. 29, 1940 in Pennington County, Black River Township. He was baptized at Tarna Lutheran Church in St. Hilaire, Minn., and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls. Harold went to school in St. Hilaire until the eighth grade, and then to Lincoln High School in Thief River Falls. He entered the U.S. Army in 1960 and was honorably discharged in 1962.
Nov. 24, 1926-Jan. 7, 2009 Maxine B. Miller, 82, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at Meritcare Hospital in Fargo. Maxine was born to Lawrence and Frieda (Wallmow) Martens on Nov. 24, 1926 in Ellsworth Township, Meeker County, where she was raised and educated. Maxine married Charles V. Miller Jr. on Oct. 24, 1948 in Darwin, Minn., where they made their home until 1953, when they moved to Grand Rapids, Minn. Maxine was a homemaker and stayed at home to raise their children. In 1967, the couple moved to Detroit Lakes. Maxine was an active member at Zion Lutheran Church.
Aug. 12, 1964-Jan. 6, 2009 Alvin J. "Spoody" Bloom, Jr., 44, of Ponsford, died Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Park Rapids. Alvin James "Spoody" Bloom, Jr., was born to Alvin, Sr. and Theresa (Lussier) Bloom on Aug. 12, 1964 in Park Rapids, where he attended school. Alvin had worked as a game warden for the White Earth Reservation Tribal Council before joining the Police Academy in Arizona. He married wife Renee in Osage in 1984. He was in law enforcement with Red Lake for one year and then moved to Ponsford.
March 18, 1920-Jan. 7, 2009 Martha L. Happel, 88, of Audubon, died Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at the Frazee Care Center. Martha L. Moenkedick was born to Henry and Bertha (Niebergal) Moenkedick on March 18, 1920 in Perham, where she was raised and educated. Martha married Robert Happel on Dec. 28, 1940 in Perham. They farmed near Perham prior to moving to a farm near Audubon. Martha worked for Gottenborg Grocery in Audubon for many years.