DL News Staff
Sept. 23, 1939-Aug. 22, 2009 Former Detroit Lakes and Fargo resident Judith Mae (Gorski) Butler, 69, died Saturday, August 22, 2009 of pneumonia, during a visit to Eagle River, Alaska. Surviving Judith are her daughter, Deborah (Gorski) Sailler of Salem, Ore.; sons James Gorski of Olympia, Wash., David Gorski of Eagle River, Alaska, John Gorski of Dyer, Ind., and Bill Butler of Fargo; sister Margaret Nield of Santa Monica, Calif.; and brother Robert Davidson of Denver Col.; as well as nine grandchildren. Catholic mass will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, in St.
Jan. 4, 1928-Sept. 7, 2009 Former Callaway resident Margorie M. DuChene, 81, of Ada, Minn., died Monday, September 7, 2009, at Bridges Care Community in Ada. Margorie Mae Porter was born the daughter of Arthur Porter and Mabel (Smith) Porter on Jan. 4, 1928, in Devils Lake, N.D., where Margorie grew up and graduated from Devils Lake High School in 1946. While in her school years, Margorie worked at the Ben Franklin Store in Devils Lake. On October 25, 1948, Margorie married John Herbert DuChene of Callaway at the Assumption Catholic Church in Callaway.
March 24, 1947-Sept. 8, 2009 Steven M. Caspers, 62, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, September 8, 2009 in his home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Steven Michael Caspers was born to Amor and Jean (Polda) Caspers on March 24, 1947 in Detroit Lakes, and grew up in Ogema. He graduated from Waubun High School in 1965. Steve attended Moorhead State University in Moorheadm and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam era.
Oct. 16, 1921-Sept. 7, 2009 Former Detroit Lakes area resident George G. Washburn, 87, of Moorhead, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2009, at Eventide Lutheran Home, Moorhead. George was born to George and Pearl (Chilson) Washburn on Oct. 16, 1921, in Chicago, Ill. From 1941-45, he served in World War II with the U.S. Air Force. George and his wife June were married in Chicago in November 1950, before moving to Moorhead. He was employed by Steffens Office Equipment from 1950-83. After retiring from Steffens, George drove truck for North American Van Lines.
April 11, 1926-Sept. 4, 2009 Robert C. "Bob" Boardman, 83, of Frazee, died Friday, September 4, 2009, at the Frazee Care Center, under the care of Hospice. Robert Claire Boardman was born to Chase and Mabel (Wheeler) Boardman on April 11, 1926, at Grenora, N.D. He moved with his family to the Overly-Omemee area of North Dakota, where he rode horse to school. They then moved to Dunseith, N.D., where he graduated from high school in 1944. Bob was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1945, and served in the military police, guarding the air base in Jamaica.
June 20, 1921-Sept. 4, 2009 Mercedes H. Erickson, 88, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, September 4, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Mercedes Hope Helmbrecht was born to Acie Charles and Selma Ovidia (Braaten) Helmbrecht on June 20, 1921 in Henning, Minn.m where she grew up and attended school. She was married to Gerald Munson; they made their home in the state of Washington before returning to the Moorhead area. Mercedes married Wesley Erickson on July 2, 1961 in Dilworth, Minn.
Larry L. Sather, 48, of Moorhead, died Saturday, September 5, 2009 at St. Mary's Innovis Health in Detroit Lakes. The funeral is set for 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ulen. Anderson Funeral Home in Twin Valley is providing arrangements.
Nov. 21, 1924-Sept. 1, 2009 Frank Brolin, 84, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at his residence, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Frank was born to Oscar and Mildred (Shores) Brolin on Nov. 21, 1924 in rural Pelican Rapids, where he grew up and attended country school. Frank served in the United States Army during World War II, serving in France and Germany. Following his discharge from the service he moved to Fargo, where he drove truck. Frank married Alice Severson in Thief River Falls, Minn.
Jan. 16, 1921-Sept. 2, 2009 Adeline M. McKenzie, 88, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at Oak Crossing, Detroit Lakes, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Adeline was born the daughter of Emil and Erna (Zitzow) Rosentreter on Jan. 16, 1921 in Vergas. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in rural Vergas. Adeline was raised and educated in rural Vergas. As a young women, Adeline worked as a waitress at Fankhanel's in Vergas. She met the love of her life while serving him ice cream. Adeline married Verlin McKenzie on Dec.
July 14, 1945-Sept. 1, 2009 Kathy M. Dugger, 64, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at her residence, under the care of her family and Hospice of the Red River Valley. Kathy M. Dugger was born to George and Julia Phillips Williams on July 14, 1945 in St. Paul. As a young girl, she moved to Detroit Lakes, where she grew up and received her education. She attended Washington Elementary School and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1963. On June 1, 1963 Kathy married Weston Dugger in Detroit Lakes.