DL News Staff
Former Detroit Lakes resident Omar H. Tholkes, 87, of Iron Mountain, Mich., died in Iron Mountain. A memorial mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 10, in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes, with interment in the church cemetery. The David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes is serving the family.
June 11, 1920-July 2, 2010 Dennis R. Johnson, 90, of rural Audubon, died Friday, July 2, 2010 at First Care Health Center in Park River, N.D. Dennis was born to Lillie and Vernon A. Johnson on June 11, 1920 in Westbury, Minn. He graduated from Audubon High School in 1938. He was united in marriage to Lorraine Swanson on October 3, 1950. Dennis and Lorraine spent their years farming south of Audubon on the family farmstead.
Frank Stech Jr., 57, of Naytahwaush, died Sunday, July 4, 2010 at his residence, under the care of his family and Hospice of the Red River Valley. An all-night wake service begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, continuing until the start of traditional native services at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, all in the Naytahwaush Sports Complex. Burial will be in the family cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home of Mahnomen. An online guestbook is at andersonmattson.com.
July 11, 1936-June 30, 2010 Darlene I. Harrington, 73, of Minnetonka, Minn., passed away on Wednesday, June 30, 2010. Darlene Ione Johnson was born to Vernon and Rella (Laubenstein) Johnson on July 11, 1936 in Detroit Lakes. Surviving Darlene are her husband, Neil John Harrington; daughters Terri Chase and Sandra Thon; sister LaDonn Jonsen; grandsons Adam Chase, Tyler Chase, Alex Thon and Lucas Thon; neice: Jan (Eric) Hennemann; and grandnephews: Sage and Nash. A memorial service is set for 7 p.m.
June 21, 1924-June 23, 2010 Shirley M. Coughlin, 86, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at her home, surrounded by family and under the care of Hospice Of The Red River Valley. A private, family celebration of Shirley's life was held on Thursday, July 1. Shirley Mae Fellows was born to Earle and Mary (Ramsey) Fellows on June 21, 1924 in Laconia, N.H.
Jan. 4, 1971-June 27, 2010 Jeffre C. Bergman, 39, of Rochert, died Sunday June 27, 2010 at his residence. Jeffre Christian Bergman was born to Douglas and Sharon (Larson) Bergman on January 4, 1971 in Fridley, Minn. They moved to Moorhead when Jeffre was a young child. He received his education there, graduating from Moorhead High School in 1989. He then attended Mankato State University. He worked as a cement mason for Moorhead Construction and later did his masonry work for the Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International #633 in the Twin Cities area.
June 20, 1967-June 28, 2010 Former Detroit Lakes resident Christopher P. Wothe, 43, of Lake Park, died Monday, June 28, 2010 at his home. A mass of Christian burial is set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 1 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes, with Monsignor Timothy McGee officiating. Friends may call for one hour prior to services Thursday at the church. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery. Christopher Paul Wothe, known as Chris, was born to Thomas and Cheri (Green) Wothe on June 20, 1967 in Detroit Lakes.
Oct. 20, 1948-June 28, 2010 Former Detroit Lakes resident Gail A. Eidenschink, 61, of Longville, Minn., died Monday, June 28, 2010 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 1 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes; there will be a Catholic Daughters Rosary at 6:30 p.m. and parish vigil at 7 p.m. A mass of Christian burial is set for noon Friday, July 2 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with interment following in the church cemetery.
June 29, 1956-May 29, 2010 It is with much sorrow that the children of Dean F. Johnson announce that he is flying free, but left all his loving memories behind for us to cherish. Dean Francis Johnson was born on June 29, 1956, and passed away May 29, 2010.
Aug. 26, 1938-June 21, 2010 Helen L. Halvorson, 71, of rural Ponsford, died Monday, June 21, 2010 in her home. Memorial services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday, June 24 at David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. Friends may call for one hour prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home. Helen Louise Mayberry was born to Charles and Elizabeth (Taylor) Mayberry on August 26, 1938 in rural Ponsford. She was raised and educated in Ponsford. Helen was united in marriage to Walter Halvorson September 27, 1954 in Ponsford.