DL News Staff
Former Detroit Lakes area resident Sister Winifred Deffe, 91, died on Monday, February 15, 2010 at Mount Saint Benedict Monastery, Crookston, Minn. Reception of the body for Sister Winifred will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, February 18, with visitation from 5:30 until the wake service at 7 p.m. A mass of Christian Burial is set for 11 a.m Friday, February 19. All services will be at Sacred Heart Chapel, Mount Saint Benedict Monastery, 620 Summit Ave., Crookston. Arrangements are being provided by Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home, Crookston.
May 29, 1927-Feb. 11, 2010 Former Detroit Lakes resident Philip G. Birkelo, 92, of Cresco, Iowa, died Thursday, February 11, 2010 in Cresco. Philip was born to Peter and Nettie (Gustason) Birkelo on May 29, 1917 in Ferryville, Wis. He grew up on the family farm near Ferryville. He was a farmer for 30 years. After farming, he began hauling cars for Clark Auto Transport Company and drove over the road for 30 years. Philip retired in 1978. Phil married Hope Deaver on December 25, 1943. They were later divorced. On May 22, 1974, he married Lucille Berkner.
Dec. 12, 1922-Feb. 14, 2010 Charles J. Stone, 87, of Ponsford, died Sunday, February 14, 2010 at his residence in Ponsford. Visitation for Charles will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, February 18, and continuing until service time on Friday at the Old Pine Point School, Ponsford. Funeral services for Charles will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 19, in the Old Pine Point School, with Mother Lisa Smith officiating.
June 13, 1921-Feb. 15, 2010 Henry Elmer Johnson, 88, of Detroit Lakes, passed away Monday, February 15, 2010 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Services for Henry are set for 11 a.m. Friday, February 19 at Faith Free Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Lincoln Park Assisted Living in Detroit Lakes. Burial will be in the spring at Ada, Minn. Henry was born to Jalmer and Nettie (Helgerson) Johnson on June 13, 1921 in Detroit Lakes. He graduated from Fergus Falls High School in 1939.
May 12, 1934-Feb. 10, 2010 Leona J. Bisson, 75, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, February 15 in St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Interment will be in the Ogema Cemetery. Leona J. Bisson was born May 12, 1934 in Walsh County near Forest River, N.D. She was raised and educated near Forest River. She moved to Chicago, Ill., returning to Forest River. Leona was united in marriage to Seldon Bisson August 16, 1957 in Washington, D.C.
Aug. 8, 1934-Feb. 13, 2010 Former Wolf Lake resident Marlene Janet Beck, 75, of Frazee, was peacefully promoted into Glory on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at the Frazee Care Center in Frazee. Marlene was born to Aileen Aho on August 8, 1934 near Wolf Lake, MN. It was in the Wolf Lake area that she attended country school through the eighth grade and then went on to attend high school in Frazee, graduating with the Class of 1952. On August 8, 1954, Marlene was united in marriage to Donald Phillip Beck at the Bethany Lutheran Church near Wolf Lake.
July 18, 1991-Feb. 14, 2010 Lifelong Frazee resident, Tyler Shipman, 18, lost his earthly battle with cancer at his home in Frazee and went peacefully to meet his heavenly father on Sunday February 14, 2010. Tyler Jay Shipman was born to Jay and Daneele (Stoll) Shipman on July 18, 1991, at Dakota Hospital in Fargo. He attended Frazee High School as a senior until his illness. Tyler was baptized at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, in September 1991, and confirmed in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Evergreen, in April 2007. Tyler was a very active young man who loved life.
Former Frazee resident Joel Mark Quittschreiber, 47, of Wadena, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at the Parkview Group Home, surrounded by his loved ones. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 16 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Evergreen, with the Rev. Tony Close officiating. Interment was in the Quittschreiber family plot at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Evergreen. Arrangements were entrusted to Jones-Pearson Funeral Home.
June 12, 1922-Feb. 12, 2010 Alvin L. Rosentreter, age 87, a lifelong Vergas area resident, passed away under hospice care on Friday, February 12, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Alvin was born to Emil and Erna (Zitzow) Rosentreter on June 12, 1922 in Dora Township, Otter Tail County. He grew up and attended school in Dora Twp. through the eighth grade. Following his schooling, Alvin remained in Dora Twp., where he worked on the family farm. On June 15, 1944, Alvin was united in marriage to Ruth Glawe at Zion Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes.
May 4, 1940-Feb. 11, 2010 Former Hillsboro, N.D., resident John P. Wesbrook, 69, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, February 11, 2010 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. He was recovering from a stroke suffered two months before, on Dec. 7. Funeral services for John will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 18, in First Lutheran Church of Detroit Lakes. Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 16 from 5 to 8 p.m., with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Interment of ashes will be held at a private family cemetery.