DL News Staff
Lawrence "Larry" Adams, 81, Cass Lake, Minn., died Sunday, July 12, 2009, in the Cass Lake PHS Indian Hospital in Cass Lake, MN. Arrangements are pending with the Cease Family Funeral Home of Cass Lake.
Patrick A. Warren, 47, Ogema, died Saturday, July 11, 2009, in Innovis Health in Fargo, N.D. Patrick Adrian Warren was born Feb. 22, 1962, in Detroit Lakes to James and Gloria (Fielder) Warren. He received his early education at White Earth Elementary School and was a 1980 graduate of Waubun High School.
Marsha Louks, 63, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, July 9, 2009 at her home, under Hospice care. Arrangements are pending with the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes.
Jan. 12, 1947-July 7, 2009 Former Menahga resident Clyde E. Jessen, 62, of Park Rapids, passed away on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at his home, with his loved ones at his side. Clyde Edward Jessen was born to Harold and Hazel (Bankord) Jessen on Jan. 12, 1947 in Menahga. He attended country school through the 4th grade and then went on to Menahga Public Schools, from which he graduated in 1965. Clyde entered the military in 1966. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged in 1972. Clyde met Bonnie Jean Benham of Park Rapids in 1968.
Nov. 19, 1936-July 8, 2009 I. Joann Christianson, 72, a lifelong Osage area resident, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2009, following a period of declining health and surrounded by her loved ones, at the Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Ione Joann Condit was born to Clair and Gwendolyn (Frazier) Condit on Nov. 19, 1936 near Osage. She grew into womanhood on her parent's family farm in Osage Township, and attended country school nearby through the eighth grade. She went on to attend high school in Park Rapids, where she graduated with the infamous Class of 1954.
Sept. 3, 1930-July 6, 2009 Delores A. Cookman, 78, of Mahnomen, passed away Monday, July 6, 2009 at the MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. Delores was born to parents Christopher and Elizabeth (Tibodeau) Humbert on Sept. 3, 1930 in Mahnomen. She grew up in the Mahnomen area, and attended schools in Ogema and Mahnomen. Delores was employed as a runner by the Regional Treatment Center for several years, and it is there that she met her future husband, Robert Cookman. They were married on Oct.
Oct. 5, 1943-July 8, 2009 Marie Alice Wright, 65, of Frazee, died at her home in rural Frazee on Wednesday July 8, 2009 with great spirits, after a two-year battle with cancer, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Marie Alice Nadeau was born to Leo and Geneva (Perkins) Nadeau on Oct. 5, 1943, in Presque Isle, Maine. She married Gary Wright on March 17, 1962 in Presque Isle. She loved fishing, bowling, family and friends. She worked as a waitress, nursing assistant, and was co-owner of A&W Small Engine Repair for many years. Surviving Marie are her husband, Gary Wright Sr.
April 14, 1945-July 6, 2009 Sandra "Sandy" Hanneman, 64, of rural Elizabeth, Minn., died Monday, July 6, 2009, at her daughter's home. Sandy was born the daughter of Herbert and Caroline (Lane) Hanneman on April 14, 1945, in Fergus Falls. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Elizabeth. She attended Fergus Falls schools and worked on the family farm. On Feb. 19, 1965, Sandy married Gordon Julsrud in Sisseton, S.D. The couple lived and farmed in Elizabeth Township until 1981.
Oct. 3, 1976-July 6, 2009 Former Vergas resident Lee R. Bahls, 32, of West Fargo, died on Monday, July 6, 2009 in his home. Lee Reuben Bahls was born to Arlin and Shawna (Earley) Bahls on Oct. 3, 1976 at Detroit Lakes. He grew up in Vergas, and graduated from Perham High School. He attended Oak Hills Bible College near Bemidji, and later graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in electrical engineering. Lee was employed as an engineer at Fargo Assembly Company. On July 22, 2000, Lee married Callie Sell in Pelican Rapids.
Nov. 4, 1925-June 29, 2009 Former Ogema resident James J. Kraker, 83, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Monday, June 29, 2009 at St. Vincent Health Center in Jacksonville. James Joseph Kraker was born to John and Mary Ann (Lorsung) Kraker on Nov. 4, 1925 in Ogema, where he attended grade school. He graduated from Waubun High School in 1943. Following graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served his country for 30 years before retiring from the Navy. After retirement, he went to work for North American Van Lines, where he worked for another 30 years.