DL News Staff
June 21, 1929-Aug. 8, 2010 Robert Arthur Pickar was born to Peter and Alma (Grewing) Pickar on June 21, 1929, in Wadena. He was raised in rural Wadena, where he received his education. Bob was married to June Webber on September 22, 1950, in Valley City, N.D., and they lived in the Pillsbury and Finley, N.D., areas. In the early 1960s they moved to Karnak, N.D., where Bob managed the grain elevator.
Marvin Duane "Bud" Bartel, 77, of Frazee, died Friday, August 13 2010 at St. Mary's Innovis Health, Detroit Lakes. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 16 in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Evergreen. Arrangements were entrusted to Furey Funeral Home, Frazee.
Feb. 9, 1983-Aug. 9, 2010 Christopher Lee Dewey was born on February 9, 1983 at the Cambridge Hospital. He was injured in the line of duty on February 18, 2009, and died peacefully from complications of those injuries at home on Monday, August 9, 2010. Chris was the oldest of five brothers, whom they looked up to as their hero, as well as two stepsisters. He had a superb educational career, attending Cambridge-Isanti High School, where football became his favorite sport. He assisted in winning the Minnesota State Football Championship in class 4A during his senior year in high school.
Barbara A. Bond, 77, loving wife and mother, died Saturday, April 24, 2010 after a long illness. A graduate of Detroit Lakes High School, Class of 1950, she was the only child of Charlie and Evelyn Wendel of Detroit Lakes. Barbara graduated college, married, raised her family and was widowed after 13 years of marriage. The 31-year resident is survived by her three children; seven grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. A memorial service is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Detroit Lakes United Methodist Church, 885 Pembina Trail.
Feb. 18, 1920-Aug. 9, 2010 Adeline Ella Lottie (Harthun) Abbott, 90, of Dent, Minn., passed to heavenly home on Monday, August 9, 2010, at the Perham Memorial Home, after celebrating her 90½ birthday. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, at Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. It will continue for one hour prior to Friday's funeral at the church. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13, in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Dent, with Pastor Dan Abraham officiating. Burial will follow in St.
Sept. 20, 1933-Aug. 9, 2010 LeDonna Evenson, 76, of Detroit Lakes, was called to heaven on Monday, August 9, 2010 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes, following her battle with cancer. Donna was born to Ingvold and Marie (Hovde) Severson on September 20, 1933 in the Mayville, N.D., area. She attended grade school and high school in Mayville. Donna graduated from Mayville State College in 1952. She was united in marriage to Otto Evenson on December 27, 1953 at Mayville Lutheran Church. Donna taught school in Finley, Cavalier, Pillsbury and Langdon, N.D.
Aug. 19, 1919-Aug. 6, 2010 E. Mabel (Knutson) Murray was born to Eric and Christine Knutson on August 19, 1919 in Detroit Lakes. She was raised with four siblings, Alice, Custer, Morris, and Carl. On September 8, 1939, Mabel exchanged wedding vows with Charles M. Murray in Moorhead. The couple had two children, James Allen and Charles Fox. During the Depression and War Era, Mabel and Charles made their way west through Billings, Montana, Pocatello, Idaho, Pasco, Washington, and finally settled in Gladstone, Oregon around 1952. Mabel was a lover of animals.
Dec. 4, 1930-Aug. 1, 2010 Marjorie Louise Sorensen, 79, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Sunday August 1, 2010, in the loving care of the Thomas House of Perham. Margie was born on Dec 4, 1930 to Fred and Louise (Wothe) Cooper. She grew up in Frazee, amid numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, and graduated from Frazee High School. She then worked part time as a waitress at Ralph's Ice Cream Parlor. She had a beautiful voice, and enjoyed singing her whole life, starting with Triple Trio in Frazee. Margie married Norman Sorensen on Feb.
Julia M. (Holcomb) Fern, 87, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, August 5, 2010. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11 at Holcomb-Henry-Boom-Purcell Funeral Home, 515 Highway 96 at Mackubin, Shoreview, Minn. A private service with interment will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.
Former Detroit Lakes resident Steven Herbert Morin, 55, of Minot, N.D., died on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at a Minot health care center. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6 at the Thomas Family Funeral Home in Minot. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 at the Thomas Family Funeral Home Chapel, with interment in Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.