DL News Staff
May 10, 1913-Aug. 28, 2010 Harold S. Johnson, 97, of Detroit Lakes died Saturday, August 28, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, under the care of hospice. The youngest child of Harold J. and Sina Johnson, Harold was born on the farm in Hereim Township, Greenbush, Minn., on May 10, 1913. He was baptized and confirmed as a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. He attended grade school at the Gavick School, graduated from Greenbush High School in 1932, and attended North Dakota State University for a year and a half.
Oct. 18, 1918-Aug. 27, 2010 Ernest F. Olson, 91, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, August 27, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Ernest was born to Rudolph and Emelia (Aslakson) Olson on October 18, 1918 in Hoff Township of Pope County, Minn. He was baptized at West Zion Lutheran Church in Clontarf, Minn., by the Reverend Christ Pederson and confirmed by the Reverend K.R. Palmer. Ernest attended public school at District 85 in Pope County and Benson High School in Benson, Minn. In 1942, he entered the United States Army and did his basic training in Little Rock, Ark.
June 23, 1925-Aug. 26, 2010 Alfred E. Thiem, beloved husband, father, grandfather and pastor: With great sorrow but with joy in the certain hope of the resurrection and eternal life in Christ Jesus, the family of Rev. Alfred Thiem announces his death on Thursday, August 26, 2010. Alfred Thiem was born in Kendallville, Ind., on June 23, 1925. He was the oldest living child of Emil and Anna (Pietz) Thiem. He became a child of God through Holy Baptism on July 5, 1925. He was baptized and confirmed by Dr. M.F. Kretzman at St.
There will be a Public Memorial Service for Deputy Christopher Dewey at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30 in Mahnomen, at the Mahnomen Public School Gymnasium. This will be an opportunity for both local community members and law enforcement personnel to offer their support to the Dewey family and say goodbye to a loyal public servant.
April 17, 1989-Aug. 23, 2010 Kent R. Nelson, 21, of Detroit Lakes died Monday, August 23, 2010 in Bozeman, Mont. Kent Nelson was born to David and Deanna (David) Nelson on April 17, 1989 in St. Louis Park, Minn. He grew up and attended school in Detroit Lakes, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 2008. He was most recently a student at Montana State University, where he served in the Reserve Officer Training Corps, was treasurer of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, and was also an honor student. While at Detroit Lakes High School he was a member of the swim team. Kent was an artist.
June 15, 1962-Aug. 22, 2010 Craig L. Outka, 48, of Mesa, Ariz., died Sunday August 22, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Mesa. Craig was born to Gene and Karen Outka on June 15, 1962 in Fort Sill, Okla. He lived and attended school in Fargo until he moved with his family to Detroit Lakes, where he graduated high school in 1980. After high school Craig joined the Navy. After the Navy he continued his education and moved to Mesa. He went to work for Dollar Rental Car and was employed with them for the last 14 years. He enjoyed fishing, the outdoors and watching his favorite sports teams.
Oct. 26, 1923-Aug. 19, 2010 Elizabeth Jean Burlingame Luhman, 86, died at Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo on Thursday, August 19, 2010, surrounded by 28 family members, Father Meyer and lots of love. She was born at home in Becker County, Minnesota, on Friday, October 26, 1923. Her parents were Homer and Gladys (Schmaus) Burlingame, whose family grew to include eight brothers and four sisters. She graduated from Park Rapids High School in 1942. She took one year of "normal school" and began her teaching career in a one room school, with three pupils.
Funeral services for Renee M. Martin, 65, of Roseville, Minn., will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 26 in St. Theodore's Catholic Church in Ponsford. Visitation will begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25 in the Pine Point School, Ponsford. Serving the First Nations People, Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted.
Shawna Marie Butcher, infant daughter of Sheena Butcher and her special friend, George Thompson, passed away Saturday, August 14, 2010 at St. Mary's Innovis Health in Detroit Lakes. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, at the Old Pine Point School in Ponsford, continuing until the start of funeral services at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 27. Interment will be made in the Breck Memorial Episcopal Cemetery in Ponsford. The David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, is serving the family.
Arlene C. Gehring, 83, of Fargo, died Thursday, August 19, 2010 at Eventide in Moorhead. Visitation is set from 11 to 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24 at Boulger Funeral Home, followed by a 1 p.m. graveside service at Moorhead Memorial Gardens.