DL News Staff
Dec. 28, 1924-Sept. 24, 2009 LeRoy R. Martens, 84, of Pelican Rapids, died on Thursday, September 24, 2009 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. LeRoy Robert Martens was born the son of Laurence and Frieda (Wallmow) Martens on Dec. 28, 1924, in Meeker County, Minn. LeRoy was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Meeker County. He attended Litchfield High School. He farmed for several years near Darwin, and worked for Minnesota Valley Breeders as a technician for 12 years. On Nov. 3, 1962, LeRoy married Dorothy Severtson at First Lutheran Church, Fargo.
Howard Kroshus, 54, Moorhead, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, in MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, N.D. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, at 2 p.m. in Peace Lutheran Church, Fargo. Visitation will be Sunday, Sept. 27, from 3 to 5 p.m., with a prayer service at 4:30, in Grace Lutheran Church, Ada. Visitation will also be one hour before services at Peace Lutheran Church on Monday. Arrangements are entrusted to the Anderson Funeral Home, Twin Valley, Minn. Online Guestbook at www.andersonfuneralhome.tv .
Mildred J. Vizenor, 96, Detroit Lakes, died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, in St. Mary's Nursing Center, Oak Crossing, Detroit Lakes. Mildred J. Vizenor was born on April 26, 1913, in Minneapolis, Minn., to John and Annie Haslerud. At the age of 7, the family moved to Erie Township in rural Detroit Lakes. Mildred attended District 26 Erie School. On the way to school and back, she often heard and saw wolves, which weren't as frightening to her as some of the neighborhood dogs. She was confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes and has been a member of Bakke Lutheran Church for many years.
Margaret A. England, 69, Ponsford, died Monday Sept. 21, 2009, in Oak Crossing, Detroit Lakes. Margaret A. England was born Feb. 12, 1940, to George Roberts and Julia Bad Boy Chesley in Ponsford. She was raised and educated in Ponsford and moved with her family to St. Paul as a young woman. Margaret moved to White Earth in 2002 and to St. Mary's Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes in 2004. Margaret enjoyed going to the casino, playing Bingo, playing cards and doing crossword puzzles. Margaret is survived by two sisters, Edna Taylor and Georgiana Adams, both of Ponsford.
Betty Lou (Pat) Kline, 80, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009, in Gladstone, Ore. Pat graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1947 and was a piano teacher in Detroit Lakes before moving to Oregon in 1952. She is survived by her husband, Omar Kline; daughters, Kathy (Woody) Riggs, Julie (Craig) Harguth, and six grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Ken Sachs, second husband, Glen Monismith; son, David Sachs; parents, Peter and Elizabeth Benson. A memorial service and celebration of her life was held at St. Stephens Lutheran Church in Gladstone on Tuesday, Sept 8.
Irene C. Sandbeck, 88, Detroit Lakes, formerly of Grand Forks, N.D., died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Irene Charlotte Natwick was born on May 23, 1921, in Ada to Theodore and Matilda (Versdahl) Natwick. She was raised and attended school near Ada. After school she worked for a few years at a restaurant in Ada. Irene was united in marriage to Harry K. Sandbeck. They made their home in Grand Forks.
Patricia A. Housholder, 74, Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, in Sunnyside Care Center, Lake Park. Patricia was born on July 29, 1935, the daughter of Carl and Stella (Bushey) Graves in Aitkin, Minn. She was raised and educated in Detroit Lakes. Patricia was united in marriage to Richard Housholder in April of 1953 in Detroit Lakes. They made their home in Detroit Lakes and she was active at Holy Rosary Catholic Church during those early years. She was a gifted seamstress, providing beautiful clothing for her children and also enjoyed knitting.
June 22, 1914-Sept. 17, 2009 Former Detroit Lakes resident Ethel Dahl-Lewis, 95, of Minnetonka, died Thursday, September 17, 2009. Ethel Heimark was born June 22, 1914 in Hawley. A graduate of St.
Chloe Ann Jones, the infant daughter of Josie and Christopher Jones, Frazee, was born and died Friday, September 11, 2009 at St. Mary's Innovis Health in Detroit Lakes. Surviving Chloe Ann are her parents, Josie and Christopher Jones of Frazee; two sisters, Allyssa Witthoeft of Detroit Lakes, and Maggie Retz of Detroit Lakes; her grandparents, Alan Jones of Osage, Tammy Jones of Moorhead and Virginia Colby in California; as well as her great grandmother, Judy Jones of Osage. Funeral services are set for 7 p.m. Monday, Sept.