DL News Staff
July 31, 1933-Nov. 8, 2009 Frances May Schmidt, 76, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday November 8, 2009 at her residence. Frances M. Wilcox was born to Barney and Emma (Gillum) Wilcox on July 31, 1933 in Des Moines, Iowa. She grew up and attended school in the Des Moines area, graduating from East Des Moines High School. On October 11, 1952 she was united in marriage to Paul J. Schmidt in Des Moines. They spent the early years of their marriage living in various cities in the Midwest due to Paul's career. They moved to Rochester, Minn., in 1967, and to Bismarck, N.D., in 1976.
Dec. 15, 1936-Nov. 8, 2009 Harriet F. "Toots" Somdahl, 72, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, November 8, 2009 at St. Mary's Innovis Health in Detroit Lakes. Harriet was born to Henry and Edna (Iverson) Grossman on December 15, 1936 in Pelican Rapids. She grew up and attended country school in rural Audubon, and graduated from Audubon High School in 1954. She worked at Sunnyside Nursing Home in Lake Park, and later attended Detroit Lakes Business College. Harriet then worked as the Audubon School secretary for the next 12 years.
Aug. 14, 1939-Nov. 5, 2009 LaVaun M. Braun, 70, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, November 5. 2009. Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9 at the David-Donehower Funeral Home, with Monsignor Timothy McGee officiating. Visitation took place Sunday, Nov. 8 at the David-Donehower Funeral Home. LaVaun Marie Braun was born to Gregory and Doris (Vizenor) Schons on August 14, 1939 in White Earth. She grew up and attended school in Detroit Lakes. She was formerly employed as a bartender, cook, truck driver and seamstress.
Dr. Warren Titterund Lee, 88, of Port Isabel, Texas, passed away Friday, October 23, 2009 in Harlingen, Texas. Memorial services were held Wednesday, Nov. 4, under the direction of Henry Thomae Funeral Home in San Benito, Texas.
Former Dilworth and Detroit Lakes resident Georgia Helen Kondelis, 55, of The Woodlands, Texas, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 2, 2009. Georgia is preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Elizabeth Ann Hirsch and father, George J. Kondelis. Georgia leaves to continue her love for life her beloved sons, Joseph Hirsch and Taylor Dorian Kondelis; her mother, Mildred A. Kondelis; brothers, James J. and Michael C. Kondelis; sisters, Elizabeth A. Kondelis-Carlson and Mary M.
Arlin Johnson, 71, of Pelican Rapids, died Friday, November 6, 2009, in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services are set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Pelican Rapids, with visitation for one hour prior to services. Larson Funeral Home in Pelican Rapids is providing arrangements.
Linda Susan Fistler, 51, Detroit lakes, MN, died Tuesday, November 3, 2009, at St. Mary's Innovis Health in Detroit Lakes. A Memorial Service for Linda will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 9, in First Lutheran Church of Detroit Lakes with Reverend Wade Dutton officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Linda Susan Anderson was born September 21, 1958, in Detroit Lakes to Harold M. and Evelyn C. (Gilbertson) Anderson. She was raised in Detroit Lakes and was a graduate of Detroit Lakes High School in 1976.
Feb. 21, 1934-Nov. 2, 2009 Marjorie A. Danielson, 75, of rural Detroit Lakes, died Monday, November 2, 2009 at her home, under care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. The funeral is set for 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Church, rural Detroit Lakes, with the Rev. Dale Robins officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services on Friday at the church. Marjorie Adele Danielson was born to Raymond E. and Beada (Dorff) Nelson on Feb. 21, 1934 in Audubon. She was raised and educated in Detroit Lakes and confirmed at Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Church.
Sept. 5, 1923-Nov. 1, 2009 Edward R. Layland, 86, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, November 1, 2009 at the Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Edward Richard Lay-land was born to Charles and Belle (Raynard) Lay-land on Sept. 5, 1923 in LaCrosse, Wis. He grew up and attended school in LaCrosse. He then val-iantly served his country during World War II, in the 4th Marine Raiders. He received numerous medals and commenda-tions. On July 1, 1946 he was united in marriage to Rita Brasda. They made their home in LaCrescent, Minn., and Edward worked as a carpenter.
Oct. 9, 1919-Oct. 31, 2009 Paul F. Boyer, 90, of Audubon, died Saturday, October 31, 2009 at the Golden Living Center on Otter Tail Lake, near Battle Lake. A mass of Christian burial for Paul will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service, at the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. It will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Paul Ferdinand Boyer was born to John and Ingeborg (Arness) Boyer on Oct.