DL News Staff
Dec. 14, 1934-Dec. 6, 2009 Darrel L. Stemen, 74, of Detroit Lakes, passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Darrel was born the son of Leo and Burnadeen (Myers) Stemen on December 14, 1934 in Nortonville, N.D. After attending a trade school in Minnesota, Darrel enlisted in the United States Navy and served for four years. He worked in construction at the Minot Air Force Base in Minot, N.D. Darrel was later employed by the Soo Line Railroad, which is now Canadian Pacific Railroad, as a signal repairman.
Dec. 19, 1963-Dec. 3, 2009 Pamela J. Smith, 45, of White Earth, died Thursday, December 3, 2009 at Merticare Hospital in Fargo, following a six-year battle with cancer. A mass Of Christian burial was held Monday, December 7 at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in White Earth, with Father Walter Butor, O.M.I., officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery, White Earth. Pamela Jean Smith was born to Allen and Judith (Fiebelkorn) Smith on December 19, 1963 in Detroit Lakes. She was raised in White Earth and Minneapolis.
Sept. 1, 1916-Nov. 30, 2009 Former Willmar resident Raymond Zieske, 93, of Moorestown, N.J., died Monday, November 30, 2009. Services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday, December 12, at Bethany Reformed Church (222 North Main Street, Clara City, Minn.), with visitation one hour prior to services. Arrangements are with Tri-County Funeral Home in Prinsburg, Minn. Memorials are preferred sent to the American Cancer Society. Raymond Zieske was born to Charles and Helen (Spaeth) Zieske on September 1, 1916 in Greenwald, Minn.
Dec. 15, 1928-Dec. 5, 2009 Former Rogers, N.D., resident Arlen B. Harstad, 80, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, December 5, 2009 at Innovis Health in Fargo. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, December 10 at the Community Alliance Church in Detroit Lakes, with the Reverend Joel Arndt officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes, with Military Rites provided by the Lake Region Color Guard. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 9, at the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, with a 7 p.m. prayer service.
Marian E. Carrier, 79, of Detroit Lakes died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, in Sunnyside Care Center in Lake Park. Marian Elaine Steen was born in Morris, Minnesota, on April 28, 1930, to John and Amanda Steen. She was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church of Morris. She graduated from Morris High School in 1948, and was crowned Homecoming Queen that year. Marian was employed at Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in Morris for 6 1/2 years. She worked as a telephone operator and also in the business office. Marian was united in marriage to Delmar A.
Jan. 25, 1928-Nov. 30, 2009 Nina C. Johnson, 81, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, November 30, 2009 at Sunnyside Care Center in Lake Park. Nina was born the daughter of Nickoloi and Hilda (Hansen) Nelson on January 25, 1928 in rural Toad Lake Township, Becker County, Minnesota. She attended country school in the Toad Lake Township at District No. 73. Nina was united in marriage to Duane O. Johnson on July 3, 1947 at First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes.
Sept. 24, 1931-Nov. 25, 2009 Ogema native Donna M. Schouviller, 78, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2009 in Richland, Wash. Donna Marie Ford was born to Charles and Magdalena (Vorderbruggen) Ford on Sept. 24, 1931 in Ogema. She graduated from high school in Waubun in 1949, and married Leo Nicholas Schouviller on June 12, 1950. In 1951, they moved together to Pasco, Wash., where they started their family. Donna worked in the restaurant business and moved on to manage a dental office.
Former Menahga resident Arlene (Mrs. Luther) Kimball, 89, of Fergus Falls, died Friday, November 27, 2009 at her home. Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at Zion Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls. There will be visitation for one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fergus Falls. Olson Funeral Home of Fergus Falls is in charge of arrangements.
July 22, 1912-Nov. 25, 2009 Veronica K. "Vera" Myrom, 97, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday November 25, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Veronica Katherine Heckenkamp was born to Antone and Phloma (Schneider) Heckenkamp on July 22, 1912 in Quincy, Ill. Vera quit school in the eighth grade to help out her family. She went to work selling hats. Vera became manager of the hat store in Quincy, Ill., and later was given a promotion to move to Chicago and manage a hat shop there.
Jan. 31, 1947-Nov. 24, 2009 Thomas K. Schmitz, 62, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, November 24, 2009, surrounded by his family, at Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. Tom was born the son of Kenneth and Rosemary (Eischens) Schmitz on January 31, 1947 in Park Rapids, where he grew up and attended school. While in school, he participated in football and track. Tom married his "high school sweetheart," Jane Edam, on August 28, 1965 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Park Rapids. In September 1965 they moved to Detroit Lakes, where Tom worked for Northwestern Bell as a lineman.