DL News Staff
Gordon Thayer, 77, of Park Rapids, passed away Monday, April 19, 2010 at his home in Osage Township, surrounded by his loved ones. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 23 at the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24 at the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home. For more information please call 218-732-5131.
Duane E. Struthers, 66, of Callaway, died Friday, April 16, 2010 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Fargo. A potluck celebration of Duane's life will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 24 at the Struthers' farm, 34354 Strawberry Lake, rural Ogema. David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, is serving the family.
Dec. 21, 1912-April 17, 2010 Louise M. LeCleir, 97, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, April 17, 2010 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 19 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes. There will be a Rosary service at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Parish Vigil at 7 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday, April 20 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with Monsignor Timothy McGee and Father Jerry Rogers con-celebrating. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery. Louise M.
Aug. 13, 1951-April 16, 2010 Terry J. Taves, 58, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, April 16, 2010 at his home, surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Terry was born the son of James and Marjorie (Schultz) Taves on August 13, 1951 in Fargo. He was raised and educated in Detroit Lakes, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1969. After graduation, Terry worked for Schultz & Lindsay Construction out of Fargo. He later returned to Detroit Lakes and raised turkeys on the family farm.
Feb. 10, 1927-April 14, 2010 Elwin F. Adams, 83, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at the VA Medical Center in Fargo. Elwin was born the son of Delbert and Lillie (Faulkner) Adams on February 10, 1927 in Toad Lake Township, rural Becker County. He attended country school until 8th grade. As a teenager, he left home to work on the Al Eean farm near Spiritwood, N.D. Elwin entered the United States Army in 1945 and received training at Camp Roberts in California. He then went on to Massachusetts before flying to Gander, Newfoundland, where he served as a military cook.
May 20, 1926-April 14, 2010 Iris J. Swenson, 83, of Moorhead, died Wednesday, April 14, 2010, in MeritCare Palliative Care Unit, Fargo. Iris was born to Edward and Anne (Boettcher) Wilhelm on May 20, 1926 in Arthur, N.D. She graduated from Arthur High School and Concordia College. Iris married A.J. "Bud" Swenson on August 27, 1950 in Fargo.
Kennard M. Hamre, 83, of Lake Park, died Thursday, April 8, 2010 at St. Mary's Innovis Health in Detroit Lakes. Services were held Tuesday, April 13 at Atlanta Lutheran Church in rural Ulen, with burial in the church cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Wright Funeral Home, Hawley.
May 3, 1957-April 11, 2010 David K. Arola, 52, of Crystal, Minn., died Sunday, April 11, 2010 at his home, following a four-year battle with cancer. David was born on May 3, 1957 in Minneapolis, the beloved son of Stella and Harvey Arola. He was a member of Operating Engineers Local No.
Sept. 19, 1945-April 9, 2010 Ronald D. Kolnes, 64, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, April 9, 2010 at White Earth. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 17 at the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, with Pastor Jane Millikan officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home between 10-11 a.m. Saturday. Interment will be in Hendrum, Minn. Ronald Dan Kolnes was born to Lawrence and Eleanor (Dirdahl) Kolnes on September 19, 1945 in Ada. He was raised and educated in Hendrum.
Aug. 22, 1953-April 11, 2010 Patrick A. Parker, 56, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, April 11, 2010 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. A mass of Christian burial is set for 1 p.m. Friday, April 16 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes, with Monsignor Timothy McGee officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Glenwood, Minn. Friends may call from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 15, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. The visitation will continue one hour prior to Friday's mass at the church. Patrick Allen Parker was born to John E.