DL News Staff
Feb. 5, 1913-Sept. 15, 2009 Aurlette T. Schepper, 96, of Vergas, died Tuesday, September 15, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Center in Pelican Rapids, MN, under the care of Lakeland Hospice. Aurlette Thelma Thompson was born to Torger and Clara (Hjelle) Thompson on Feb. 5, 1913 in Pelican Rapids. She was baptized in 1913 at Pelican Valley Church in Pelican Rapids and was confirmed from there in May 1926. After high school, she attended Moorhead State University and graduated with Bachelor of Science and Special Education degrees.
Aug, 18, 1919-Sept. 14, 2009 Alice G. Korinta, 90, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, September 14, 2009 at St. Mary's Innovis Health in Detroit Lakes. Alice G. Weum was born to Emil and Olga (Nelson) Weum on Aug. 18, 1919 in Flom, Minn. She was raised and educated in the Flom and Twin Valley area and in International Falls, Minn. Alice was proud of the fact that she spoke Norwegian in her early years. She had worked in the potato fields and as a nanny. Alice married Raymond R. Korinta on July 31, 1942 in the parsonage of Wild Rice Lutheran Church, rural Flom.
Aug. 21, 1941-Sept. 14, 2009 Larry B. Kimball, 68, of Ulen, died Monday, September 14, 2009 at Mahnomen Health Center in Mahnomen. Larry was born the son of Luther and Arlene (Hasbargen) Kimball on Aug. 21, 1941 in rural Campbell, Minn. He attended country school in Foxhome, Minn., and later attended Morris Science School in Morris, Minn. Larry married Judith Leitheiser on Sept. 17, 1965 in Sisseton, S.D. They made their home in rural Frazee, where Larry farmed for a few years before moving to Moorhead.
Sept. 22, 1910-Sept. 14, 2009 Former Moorhead resident Lou D. Larson, 98, of Detroit Lakes, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 14, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, surrounded by the love and care of family and nursing staff. Lou was born to Herman and Louise (Langemeier) Nieman on Sept. 22, 1910 in Scribner, Neb. In 1912, her family moved to Perham, where Lou graduated high school and later went on to attend Dakota Business College in Fargo. On May 30, 1935, she married Joe Larson. They enjoyed over 52 years of marriage before Joe passed away in October of 1987.
Dec. 18, 1936-Sept. 10, 2009 Willard P. "Bill" Kozlowski, 72, of Bemidji, died Thursday, September 10, 2009 at the North Country Regional Hospital in Bemidji. Willard Paul "Bill" Kozlowski was born to Walter and Valeria (Jagielo) Kozlowski on Dec. 18, 1936 in Pray, Wis. He attended Neillsville High School, where he met his future wife, Betsy. Bill left home in 1954 at age 17 to join the United States Air Force. He furthered his education while enlisted, attaining an associate's degree. On Feb. 28, 1958, Bill married Betsy Norman.
Jan. 19, 1907-Sept. 12, 2009 Hazel Haugo, 102, of rural Waubun, died Saturday, September 12, 2009 at the Eventide Home in Moorhead. At the time of her death she was one of the oldest residents of Mahnomen County and was believed to be the oldest graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead. Hazel was born to Ole and Barbro Syverson, Norwegian immigrants, on Jan. 19, 1907 on a farm near Ulen. She was baptized on March 17, 1907 at the Atlanta Lutheran Church.
July 26, 1946-Sept. 11, 2009 Donovan L. Jackson, Sr., 63, of White Earth, died Friday, September 11, 2009 at his home. Donovan Lee Jackson Sr. was born to Peter and Charlotte (Bryan) Jackson on July 26, 1946 in White Earth, where he was raised and attended White Earth Public Schools. Donovan served with the Job Corps, where he learned heavy equipment operation. He moved to St. Paul, where he worked as a weatherization specialist for the Ramsey Action Program. He returned to White Earth and attended the Northwest Technical College Electrician Program.
Jan. 9, 1957-Sept. 10, 2009 Rosalie F. Wehrenberg, 52, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, September 10, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Rosalie Florence Wehrenberg was born to Richard and Florence (Haugen) Wehrenberg on Jan. 9, 1957 in Virginia, Minn. She was raised in Foxhome and later attended school in Fergus Falls. She worked in Cambridge, Minn., where she was involved in an automobile accident. She returned to Foxhome and moved to Detroit Lakes in 1985. She worked for Godfather's Pizza.
April 17, 1928-Sept. 11, 2009 James R. Murphy, 81, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, September 11, 2009 at his home. James Raymond Murphy was born to Daniel and Mary (McClousky) Murphy on April 17, 1928 in Hopkins, Minn. He was raised and educated in Blakley, Minn. He then worked on area farms until joining the U. S. Air Force. Following his discharge, Jim owned and operated a Phillips 66 Service Station in Pelican Rapids. He moved to Detroit Lakes in 1957 and owned and operated Jim's Phillips 66.