DL News Staff
Sept. 1, 1924-Dec. 15, 2008 Bernard "Bernie" H. Nugent, 84, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, December 15, 2008, in Innovis Hospital, Fargo, N.D., as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Bernard Herman Nugent, known as "Bernie," was born to Irvin and Gertrude (Meyer) Nugent on Sept. 1, 1924, in Moorhead. After serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II, he returned to Moorhead, where he worked in construction and was a fireman. He married Mary Mae Bellefeuille of Callaway on June 1, 1948.
Jan. 1, 1928-April 23, 2009 Former Breckenridge resident Theresa Eiter Braun, 81, of Perham, died Thursday, April 23, 2009 at Perham Memorial Nursing Home in Perham. Theresa was born the daughter of William and Johanna (Neppl) Underberg on Jan. 1, 1928 in Kent, Minn. She attended grade school at Kent and Brushvale, Minn. She went on to school in Techny, Ill., and Lincoln, Neb., and finished her junior and senior years at St. Francis Academy in Hankinson, N.D., graduating from there in 1945. Following graduation, she worked at St. Francis Hospital. On Nov.
Dec. 4, 1965-April 22, 2009 Former Detroit Lakes resident Todd L. Goodhart, 43, of Milbank, S.D., died on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, in Milbank. Todd Luverne Goodhart was born to James and Shirley (Anderson) Goodhart on December 4, 1965, in Ortonville. He was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith at First English Lutheran Church in Ortonville. Todd attended school in Big Stone City, S.D., until the eighth grade, when he transferred to Ortonville schools, and graduated from there in 1984.
Nov. 20, 1921-April 23, 2009 Mary Lou H. Dalluge, 87, of Frazee, died on Thursday, April 23, 2009 at the Frazee Care Center. Mary Lou Helen Simon was born to John and Vannie (Mills) Simon on Nov. 20, 1921 in Mount Vernon, S.D. In 1923, her family moved to Mitchell, S.D. She started school in 1927 in Plate, S.D. The family then moved to Alexandria, S.D., in 1929 and Mary Lou graduated from country school in 1935. She attended high school in Alexandria, Mitchell and Ethan, S.D., and eventually graduated in Emmetsburg, Iowa, in 1939.
MOORHEAD - Gordon Lell, best known for his college classes and seminars on Shakespeare, died Saturday at his Moorhead home. Lell, 74, had been battling a malignant brain tumor, which forced him to retire in December after almost 40 years of teaching at Concordia College. A memorial gathering will be held Thursday from 3 to 4, followed by the memorial service at 4, in Concordia's Knutson Center Centrum in Moorhead. Lell long was popular at Concordia, beginning teaching there in 1970. He was praised for making Shakespeare ap-proachable for students. During his career, 4,600 students took hi
Aug. 23, 1919-April 22, 2009 Dolores L. Belz, 89, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Dolores Lucille Anderson was born to Arthur and Anna (Utz) Anderson on Aug. 23, 1919 near Buxton, N.D. She was raised near Luce, Minn., and attended rural country school. In 1940, Dolores married Harold Belz at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Frazee. Harold worked for the railroad, which allowed the couple to experience life in several small towns in North Dakota and Minnesota.
Dec. 24, 1937-April 6, 2009 Felix Hamlin, 71, of Frazee, died on Monday, April 6, 2009 in Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, N.D. Felix was born the son of Felix and Susan (Kloeppel) Hamlin on Dec. 24, 1937 in White Earth. He grew up in the Fosston and Crookston, Minn., area and lived in Texas, Iowa and Oklahoma until moving back to Minnesota in 1989. He had lived in Frazee for the past 18 years. Felix drove semi over the road for most of his adult life. He was also a golden glove boxer.
March 9, 1924-April 20, 2009 Vernon R. Koskela, 85, of Menahga, passed away Monday, April 20, 2009 at the Green Pine Acres Nursing Home in Menahga. Vernon Reino Koskela was born to John and Katie (Hillukka) Koskela on March 9, 1924 in Wolf Lake Township, west of Menahga. He attended country school in Dist. 72-2, near his home. As a young man, Vern helped on his family's dairy farm, taking over its operation and management after his father's death. He married Helen A.
Oct. 14, 1946-April 20, 2009 Daryl W. Nelson, 62, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, April 20, 2009 at his residence, under care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Daryl Wallace Nelson was born to Wallace and Caroline (Asmus) Nelson on Oct. 18, 1946 in Fergus Falls. He was baptized and confirmed at Tonseth Lutheran Church in Friberg Township, Otter Tail County. Daryl received his education at Roosevelt Senior High School in Fergus Falls, graduating in 1964. He enlisted in the United States Navy, and following his honorable discharge he went to work for Gerald Evenson in Pelican Rapids.
June 2, 1937-April 11, 2009 Lloyd V. Benson, 71, of Waubun, died Saturday, April 11, 2009, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Waubun. Lloyd Vernon Benson was born to Edna and Vernon Benson on June 2, 1937. He was raised east of Waubun, with his brother, Wayne Benson, and his sister, Beatrice (Benson) Purdy. In his early years, Lloyd worked as a logger and a construction worker. Later he worked at the Waubun Creamery, which was owned by the Kersting family, starting as a milk truck driver and later in the creamery.