DL News Staff
Jan. 17, 1939-Dec. 14, 2011 Gerald "Jerry" Lee Sachs was born to Marvin J. and Caroline V. (Larson) Sachs on January 17, 1939 in Detroit Lakes. He died at OHSU Hospital in Portland, Ore., on December 14, 2011 at the age of 72. Jerry was educated in West Linn, Ore., and in Detroit Lakes, graduating in 1957 from Detroit Lakes High School. He went on to receive his bachelor's degree in music and business education at Moorhead State University, graduating in 1962. He married Carol McAnnany on May 28, 1966 in Detroit Lakes.
Dec. 15, 1920-Dec. 19, 2011 Clara C. Schoenberger, 91, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, December 19, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Clara Catherine Schoenberger was born to George and Catherine (Stein) Eidenschink on December 15, 1920 in Erie Township, rural Detroit Lakes. She grew up and attended country school in Erie Township. Clara married Bernard Olding in 1944 in Seattle, Wash., where they lived for a few years while Bernard was in the service. They also lived in Covington, Ky., before moving back to Detroit Lakes in 1952.
Oct. 4, 1938-Dec. 19, 2011 Former Detroit Lakes resident Bonnie V. McNelis, 73, of Lakeville, Minn., died Monday, December 19, 2011 after a struggle with cancer. Born on October 4, 1938 in Detroit Lakes, Bonnie graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1956. She attended Saint Cloud State University, where she graduated with a degree in English and Spanish in 1960. She then embarked on her 35-year teaching career in Lakeville with her husband, Dennis before going to work for the Burnsville School District, teaching at both Metcalf and Nicollet Junior High schools.
Robert L. McKay, 86, of Detroit Lakes, passed away Sunday, December 18, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes.
Crystal Dawn Boswell, 32, of Lake Park, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2011 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo. A memorial gathering is set from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22 at Wright Funeral Home in Hawley. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23 in Eksjo Lutheran Church, Lake Park.
Marinette D. Emerson, 83, of Detroit Lakes, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2011 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes. A memorial service is set for 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22 at First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to the service. Arrangements have been entrusted to West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes.
Timothy "Tim" Michael Hughs, 46, of Laporte, died Sunday, December 11, 2011 at his home. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, and 12 to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, followed by funeral services at 1 p.m. Tuesday, all in the Cease Family Funeral Home, Bemidji. A lunch will be served at the Bemidji Eagles Club following the service. Interment will be in the spring at the Hart Lake-Zion Memorial Cemetery in rural Cass Lake.
Oct. 20, 1994-Dec. 12, 2011 Myrel John Schermerhorn, 17, of Frazee, passed away Monday, December 12, 2011 at Essentia Health in Fargo, surrounded by his family and friends. Visitation will be held from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Frazee, with a rosary to take place at 6:30 p.m. and prayer service to follow. Visitation will also take place one hour prior to services at Frazee High School on Friday. Funeral mass is set for 12 p.m., Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, in the Frazee High School Gym. Interment will be made in Senjen Cemetery in Rochert.
Jan. 31, 1930-Dec. 12, 2011 Fern H. Thompson, 81, of Callaway, died Monday, December 12, 2011 at her home. A mass of Christian burial is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 at Assumption Catholic Church, Callaway, with Father Xavier Ilango officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 at the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes; a prayer service will follow at 7 p.m.
Pamela A. Fowler, 55, of rural Ogema, died Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at her home. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 in Strawberry Lake Mennonite Church, rural Ogema, with visitation for one hour preceding the service. Arrangements were entrusted to West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes.