DL News Staff
Aug. 15, 1955-July 30, 2012 Daniel Frederick Kramer, 56, of Kewanee, Ill., died at 3:46 p.m. Monday, July 30, 2012 in the emergency room at Kewanee Hospital. Cremation has been accorded and a private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Henry County Humane Society or to a charity of the donor's choice. Rux Funeral Home of Kewanee is in charge of arrangements. Daniel was born the son of Frederick and Marion (Menzenberg) Kramer on August 15, 1955 in Kewanee. Daniel graduated from Kewanee High School in 1974.
Aug. 18, 1915-July 31, 2012 Helen E. Belling, 96, of Detroit Lakes passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes. Helen Estelle Van Camp was born on August 18, 1915 in Drayton, N.D., to Gordon and Annabelle (Richardson) Van Camp, whose families were the original settlers in that area from Canada. She was raised on the family farm and enjoyed life there with her brothers, Robert and Lloyd. One of her schoolteachers was her mother, who graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1908.
March 4, 1914-July 30, 2012 Theodora G. Warren, 98, of Mahnomen, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 30, 2012 at the Mahnomen Health Center-Nursing Home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 in St. Benedict's Catholic Church, White Earth, with Father Walter Butor officiating. Visitation will be held at the new David-Donehower Funeral Home Chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, with a 7 p.m.
Sept. 16, 1910-July 31, 2012 Philomina J. "Minnie" Metzger, 101, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes, with Monsignor Timothy McGee officiating. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, with a 6 p.m. prayer service to follow, at the new David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes.
Gladys Berger, 85, of Mahnomen, died Thursday, July 26, 2012 at the Mahnomen Health Center Nursing Home. A mass of Christian burial is set for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 31 in St. Ann's Catholic Church, Waubun, with Father Dwight Hoeberechts, OMI, officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 30, with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service, at Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home in Mahnomen, and for one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church. Interment was in St. Ann's Cemetery, Waubun. Arrangements were entrusted to Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home.
Detroit Lakes native Elizabeth Jane "Lita" Clark, 54, of Hoschton, Ga., died Saturday, July 28, 2012. A celebration of Lita's life will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 in Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, with Mr. Dale McConachie officiating. The family requests that contributions be left at the service to be distributed among Lita's favorite charities.
April 11, 1940-July 25, 2012 Michael John Parker, 72, of Detroit Lakes, finally found peace on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. A mass of Christian burial took place at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28 in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes, with Father Jerry Rogers and Monsignor Timothy McGee officiating. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 27, with a 7 p.m.
Oct. 29, 1984-July 23, 2012 Debra Ann Buckanaga was born on October 29, 1984 in Bemidji. Debra began her journey to the spirit world on Monday, July 23, 2012. She will be joining her father, Kevin M. Buckanaga; a brother, Douglas A. Buckanaga; a sister, Crystal Rose Buckanaga; cousins, Conrad, Timothy and Jerry Jr. Buckanaga; her grandmother, Geraldine Ruth LaRoque; an aunt, Melba Hodges; uncles, Melvin, Jerry, John and Charles Buckanaga and Clayton Hodges; an infant niece, Gia M. Buckanaga Stewart; and special friend, David J. Jackson, whom she dearly missed.
May 25, 1934-July 25, 2012 Former Detroit Lakes resident Ernest R. Koskiniemi, 78, of Moorhead, died Wednesday July 25, 2012 at the VA Hospital in Fargo. Ernest Robert Koskiniemi was born to Toivo and Aina (Wirkkunen) Koskiniemi on May 25, 1934 in Gackle, N.D. They moved to the Wolf Lake area when Ernie was a young boy. He attended country school near Wolf Lake and graduated from Menahga High School in 1953. He served in the United States Army from 1956 to 1958. He was united in marriage to Shirley Sakkinen on Feb. 16, 1958 in Wolf Lake.
April 11, 1940-July 25, 2012 Michael John Parker, 72, of Detroit Lakes, finally found peace on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. A mass of Christian burial will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28 in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes, with Father Jerry Rogers and Monsignor Timothy McGee officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 27, with a 7 p.m.