DL News Staff
Sept. 1, 1928-Jan. 12, 2011 Hazel N. Stenhjem, 82, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday Jan. 12, 2011 at Sanford Health in Fargo, surrounded by her loving family. Hazel Norma Stenhjem was born to Henry and Signe (Jensen) Smedshammer on Sept. 1, 1928 in Ransom County, N.D. She grew up and attended school in that area, graduating from Enderlin High School. She then moved to Fargo, where she briefly worked for the Internal Revenue Service. In 1949 Hazel was united in marriage to Truman Stenhjem in Enderlin, N.D. They made their home and raised their family in Fargo.
March 11, 1932-Jan. 20, 2011 Pastor E.R. Wippich, 78, of Vergas, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, January 10, 2011 at his home in Vergas, with his wife at his side. Visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church-Loon Lake, with a prayer service to be held at 6 p.m. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 in St. Paul's Lutheran Church-Loon Lake.
Oct. 31, 1932-Jan. 10, 2011 Thomas J. Jackson, 78, of White Earth, died Monday, January 10, 2011 at his home in White Earth. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 14 at St. Columba Episcopal Church in White Earth, with Mother Carol "Coke" Smith officiating. Friends may call at the church for one hour prior to Friday's services. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Thomas Joseph Jackson was born to Lillian Jackson on October 31, 1932 in White Earth. He was raised and educated in White Earth and worked in the logging camps as a young man. He moved to St.
March 22, 1917-Jan. 8, 2011 Nora Josephine Fiss, 94, of Fergus Falls, died Saturday, January 8, 2011 at the Lakeland Hospice House in Fergus Falls. Nora was born the daughter of Engebret "Embrick" and Olga (Christianson) Arntson on March 22, 1917 in Pelican Rapids. She grew up in rural Barnesville, graduating from Pelican Rapids High School in 1934. She attended Dakota Business College in Fargo, graduating in 1938. On November 16, 1940, Nora married Walter Fiss in Rothsay. They resided in Fargo.
March 18, 1925-Jan. 10, 2011 Delia A. Hokenson, 85, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, January 10, 2011 at Essentia Health in Fargo. Delia was born the daughter of Wester and Alma (Ketonen) Harvala on March 18, 1925 in Shell Lake Township, on the family farm. She attended school in Detroit Lakes and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School. Delia went on to attend St. John's School of Nursing in Fargo, graduating in September of 1946. She was united in marriage to Henry Hokenson on July 25, 1946 in Chicago, Ill. Delia joined the U.S.
Ronald Dean "Hillbilly" Henderson, 47, of Audubon, died Friday, January 7, 2011 at Essentia Health in Fargo. Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 13, 2011 at the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. The David-Donehower Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Aug. 15, 1918-Jan. 8, 2011 Emerald Rosalyn Strand was born to Theodore and Mabel (Hogenson) Strand on August 15, 1918, in Lake Park. She was raised in that area and attended a one-room school for her education. She later attended and graduated from the New York Hairdressing Academy in Fargo, as a beautician. Emerald was united in marriage to Lester Ristvedt on July 16, 1940, on the family farm home north of Lake Park. They made their home in Fargo and in Moorhead.
Eunice Hoefs was born and raised in Minnesota, moving to California after her marriage to Wallace E. Hoefs. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary five years ago. Eunice worked for Hallmark for over 30 years; she loved what she did, but what she truly enjoyed was collecting Hallmark ornaments and sharing them with family and friends. She is survived by her husband, daughter, two sons, three granddaughters, a grandson and two great granddaughters. She was well loved and will be missed by all.
Former Detroit Lakes resident Alice Harms, 89, of Alexandria, Minn., died Saturday, November 27, 2010 at Knute Nelson Care Center in Alexandria. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 in First Lutheran Church, Alexandria, with visitation for one hour prior to services at the church. Arrangements are being provided by Anderson Funeral Home of Alexandria.
Harriet Sylvia Miller, 92, of Mound, Minn., passed away Tuesday, January 4, 2011. Preceding her in death were her husband, Norbert G. Miller and sister Delphine (Dolly) Groh. Surviving Harriet are her children, Carol (Doug) Bergerson of Audubon, Mary Jane Miller (Perry Schwartz) of Minnetonka, Minn., and Norman (Lisa) Miller of Dallas, Texas; siblings Lawrence Larson of Benson, Minn., Anne Miller of St.