DL News Staff
Pamela K. "Bonzo" Jackson Risdon, 58, of Ponsford, died Saturday, October 3, 2009 at the Frazee Care Center, with her daughter, Loretta, by her side. Friends may call from 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 until noon Friday, Oct. 9 at the White Earth Community Center in White Earth. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 at St. Columba Episcopal Church in White Earth, with the Rev. Lisa Smith and Rev. Pat Olson officiating. Interment will be in St. Columba Episcopal Cemetery, White Earth. The David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes is serving the family.
Former Wolf Lake resident Mildred Kangas, 83, of Menahga, died Thursday, October 1, 2009 at the Green Pine Acres Nursing Home in Menahga. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Spruce Grove Apostolic Lutheran Church in rural Wolf Lake, continuing for one hour prior to services on Thursday. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at the Spruce Grove Apostolic Lutheran Church, with interment following at the Pickerel Lake Cemetery. All arrangements are being provided by the Wevley Funeral Home in Sebeka.
Jerry W. Adkins, 67, of Ponsford, died Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at his home. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4 at the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, with visitation one hour prior to services at the funeral home. The David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes is serving the family. Memories of Jerry may be shared online at www.daviddonehower.com .
Oct. 23, 1914-Sept. 29, 2009 Dorothy M. Robinson, 94, died Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at the Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. Dorothy was born to John and Violet May (Goodgame) Pike on Oct. 23, 1914 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Dot was blessed with musical talents in both singing and as a pianist, which she shared with others throughout her life. Dot married Henry Plastow on Nov. 3, 1939 in Edmonton, Alberta. Henry passed away Jan. 5, 1980. After his death, Dot moved to Chilliwack, British Columbia. Here she met and married Reverend Ernie Robinson on Dec. 30, 1988.
Jan. 24, 1927-Sept. 22, 2009 Frederick W. "Fred" Harker, 82, of Frazee, died peacefully Tuesday, September 22, 2009 in the Frazee Care Center, under care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Frederick Weese Harker was born the youngest of five brothers on Jan. 4, 1927 in Evanston, Ill. He graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis., where he met Susan Edwards. They were married in 1951. Fred received officer training at the Merchant Marine Academy and saw duty in the Pacific. He also served in the Army during the Korean War.
Jan. 28, 2009-Sept. 25, 2009 Keyian A. Keezer, 7-month-old son of Rock Keezer Jr. and Sheyenne Norcross of Ponsford, died Friday, September 25, 2009 from injuries received in an automobile accident near White Earth. Keyian Avery Keezer was born to Rock E. Keezer Jr. and Cheyenne Norcross on Jan. 28, 2009 in Detroit Lakes. He is survived by his father, Rock E. Keezer Jr.
July 26, 2006-Sept. 25, 2009 Rock E. Keezer III, 3-year-old son of Rock Keezer Jr. and Sheyenne Norcross of Ponsford, died Friday, September 25, 2009 from injuries received in an automobile accident near White Earth. Rock Everett Keezer, known as "Baby Rock," was born to Rock E. Keezer Jr. and Cheyenne Norcross on July 26, 2006 in Detroit Lakes. He is survived by his father, Rock E. Keezer Jr.
July 5, 1939-Sept. 25, 2009 Maurice M. "Maurie" Strom, 70, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. Maurice Strom was born to Maurice and Edna Alvstad Strom on July 5, 1939 in Ashby, Minn. Over the years the family lived in several towns in western Minnesota and North Dakota, including Braddock, N.D., and Tintah, Minn. Maurie graduated from Tintah High School in 1957. He then attended Valley City State University, where he received a bachelor's degree in education. He taught school for four years at Washington Elementary School in Detroit Lakes.
March 10, 1921-Sept. 27, 2009 Robert Thorwaldsen, 88, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, September 27, 2009 at Lincoln Park Assisted Living in Detroit Lakes. Robert was born to Alf and Jenny Thorwaldsen on March 10, 1921 in Duluth, Minn., where he grew up and attended school, graduating from Denfeld High School in 1940. He entered the United States Army in 1942 and completed his basic training at Fort Warren, Wyo. He was then assigned to the 6th Ordinance Company, stationed in Berkeley, Calif. On Feb. 22, 1943 Robert married Charlotte VanDuyn in Duluth.
Sheyenne Keezer, unborn child of Rock Keezer Jr. and Sheyenne Norcross of Ponsford, died Friday, September 25, 2009 from injuries received in an automobile accident near White Earth. She is survived by her father, Rock E. Keezer Jr. of Ponsford; a brother, Aaron Norcross of Ponsford; grandparents, Joycelyn Norcross and Richard Basswood Jr., both of Ponsford, and Jana Keezer and Rock Keezer Jr., both of Naytahwaush; great grandparents, Mavis Bush of Naytahwaush, Joseph Bush of Mahnomen and Mary Jo Basswood of Ponsford; as well as many aunts and uncles. Friends may call from 5 p.m.