DL News Staff
Jason Anthony Smith, 39, Minneapolis, passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2009, in his home in Minneapolis. Jason is survived by his parents, Alan and Jennie Smith, Audubon; a brother, Murray (Donna) Smith, Clive, Iowa; a sister, Paula Winter, Stillwater; several nieces nephews; grandparents, Victor and Dorothy Smith, West Fargo, N.D.; several aunts and uncles and several cousins. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Lawrence and Lena Viken and an uncle. A memorial gathering is Thursday, June 18, 2009, from 5-7 p.m., with prayer service at 7 p.m., in Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead. A
Irvin P. Wegleitner, 82, Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, June 14, 2009, in Bullhead City, Ariz. Irvin Paul Wegleitner was born on Feb. 22, 1927, to John and Lizzie Wegleitner. He grew up in the St. Paul area. In 1944, he entered the U.S. Navy, serving in WWII. Irv married Lois Hendrickson in 1948. They lived in St. Paul and Ulen for a time and settled in Moorhead in 1952, where they raised their two sons, James and Paul. Irv worked for the City of Moorhead for over 30 years.
Kathryn M. Pettit, 98, Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Kathryn Marie Lynch was born Feb. 20, 1910, in Staples to Dorse and Doris (Mertens) Lynch. She attended schools in Staples and Sebeka and later attended Moorhead State Teachers College in Moorhead. Kathryn was united in marriage to Robert L. Pettit Sept. 9, 1931, in Verndale. They made their home in Detroit Lakes and she taught in Audubon and, for 18 years, at Washington Elementary School in Detroit Lakes. She retired in 1974. Robert died later that same year.
Maxine J. Ennenga, 77, rural Ogema, died Sunday, June 14, 2009, at her home. Maxine Julian Ennenga was born Feb. 10, 1932, in Ponsford to George and Josephine (Lightning) Norcross. She was raised and educated in Ponsford. Maxine was united in marriage with Frank Bigbear Sr. in 1946 in Ponsford. She worked for Helgrens Vege-table Farm near Dilworth, and later for Ringer Company in Park Rapids. Maxine moved to Minneapolis, where she worked as a housekeeper at a number of hotels, as a seamstress for a drapery manufacturing company and for St. Joseph's Free Store. She and Frank divorced.
Kari L. Winters, 58, Albuquerque, N.M., formerly of Detroit Lakes, died suddenly at her home May 19, 2009. Kari Lee Winters was born Feb. 28, 1951, in Detroit Lakes to Henry and Leona (Tweten) Winters. She is a graduate of St. Luke's Hospital School Of Nursing in Fargo, N.D., and earned her Masters Degree from the University Of Southern California. Kari worked as a psychiatric nurse at the UCLA Medical Center for over 20 years, moving to Albuquerque in 2006.
Janet R. Love, 92, Detroit Lakes, died Nov. 21, 2008, in Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. Janet Ruth Love was born June 22, 1916, in Richmond, Ky. As a child, she moved to Wahpeton, N.D., where she graduated from Wahpeton High School in 1932. Janet was devoted to education.
Colleen Fae Flanagan, 74, died June 13, 2009, in Omaha, Neb. Colleen is survived by her husband, John; daughters, LaGene (Brian) Flowers, Partricia (Mark) Koenig, Sheila (Dan) Snitily, Margaret (Brad) Krueger, Kathleen "Kate" (Bob) Burbank, Shawn (Jeff) Carder; a sister, Sharon (Keith) Duncan; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, Colleen is preceded in death by her parents, and a son, John Flanagan Jr. A memorial mass is Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at 10 a.m. in St. Roberts Bellamine Church, Omaha.
John E. Ostlund, 55, Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, June 11, 2009, in St. Mary's Innovis Health, Detroit Lakes. John Emil Ostlund was born July 25, 1953, to Clyde and Corrine (Myhre) Ostlund in Wadena. In 1957, they moved to Detroit Lakes, where John attended grade school, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School. He furthered his education at the University of Minnesota - Morris for two years before moving back to the lakes area. For 30 years, John worked for the Becker County Sheriff's Department as a jailer/dispatcher and later a Deputy Sheriff. John retired in the summer of 2003.
Feb. 12, 1922-June 12, 2009 Mary Jo Suttie, 87, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, June 12, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Mary Josephine Beimer, daughter of Eugene and Eleanor (Nunn) Beimer, was born on Feb. 12, 1922 in Fergus Falls. After graduating from high school, she attended Hamline University for a B.A. in music and Smith College for a M.A. degree. Mary Jo taught piano, music history and theory at Grinnell College, Iowa; at Western Carolina College, N.C.; and at Bethel College in Kansas. Mary Jo married James C. Suttie on March 30, 1953 in Detroit Lakes.
Jan. 4, 1917-June 12, 2009 Daniel Fandrich, 92 of Moorhead, passed away on Friday, June 12, 2009. Daniel was born January 4, 1917 and grew up in McClusky, N.D., where he graduated from high school in 1935. He then served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in North Dakota and Washington. In 1938, he came to Fargo, where he worked as an orderly at the Veteran's Hospital and enrolled at North Dakota State University. Daniel enlisted in the 188th Field Artillery of the North Dakota National Guard in 1940.