DL News Staff
Oct. 16, 1921-Sept. 7, 2009 Former Detroit Lakes area resident George G. Washburn, 87, of Moorhead, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2009, at Eventide Lutheran Home, Moorhead. George was born to George and Pearl (Chilson) Washburn on Oct. 16, 1921, in Chicago, Ill. From 1941-45, he served in World War II with the U.S. Air Force. George and his wife June were married in Chicago in November 1950, before moving to Moorhead. He was employed by Steffens Office Equipment from 1950-83. After retiring from Steffens, George drove truck for North American Van Lines.
April 11, 1926-Sept. 4, 2009 Robert C. "Bob" Boardman, 83, of Frazee, died Friday, September 4, 2009, at the Frazee Care Center, under the care of Hospice. Robert Claire Boardman was born to Chase and Mabel (Wheeler) Boardman on April 11, 1926, at Grenora, N.D. He moved with his family to the Overly-Omemee area of North Dakota, where he rode horse to school. They then moved to Dunseith, N.D., where he graduated from high school in 1944. Bob was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1945, and served in the military police, guarding the air base in Jamaica.
June 20, 1921-Sept. 4, 2009 Mercedes H. Erickson, 88, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, September 4, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Mercedes Hope Helmbrecht was born to Acie Charles and Selma Ovidia (Braaten) Helmbrecht on June 20, 1921 in Henning, Minn.m where she grew up and attended school. She was married to Gerald Munson; they made their home in the state of Washington before returning to the Moorhead area. Mercedes married Wesley Erickson on July 2, 1961 in Dilworth, Minn.
Larry L. Sather, 48, of Moorhead, died Saturday, September 5, 2009 at St. Mary's Innovis Health in Detroit Lakes. The funeral is set for 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ulen. Anderson Funeral Home in Twin Valley is providing arrangements.
Nov. 21, 1924-Sept. 1, 2009 Frank Brolin, 84, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at his residence, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Frank was born to Oscar and Mildred (Shores) Brolin on Nov. 21, 1924 in rural Pelican Rapids, where he grew up and attended country school. Frank served in the United States Army during World War II, serving in France and Germany. Following his discharge from the service he moved to Fargo, where he drove truck. Frank married Alice Severson in Thief River Falls, Minn.
Jan. 16, 1921-Sept. 2, 2009 Adeline M. McKenzie, 88, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at Oak Crossing, Detroit Lakes, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Adeline was born the daughter of Emil and Erna (Zitzow) Rosentreter on Jan. 16, 1921 in Vergas. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in rural Vergas. Adeline was raised and educated in rural Vergas. As a young women, Adeline worked as a waitress at Fankhanel's in Vergas. She met the love of her life while serving him ice cream. Adeline married Verlin McKenzie on Dec.
July 14, 1945-Sept. 1, 2009 Kathy M. Dugger, 64, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at her residence, under the care of her family and Hospice of the Red River Valley. Kathy M. Dugger was born to George and Julia Phillips Williams on July 14, 1945 in St. Paul. As a young girl, she moved to Detroit Lakes, where she grew up and received her education. She attended Washington Elementary School and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1963. On June 1, 1963 Kathy married Weston Dugger in Detroit Lakes.
Jan. 5, 1918-Aug. 31, 2009 Former Frazee resident Walter C. Damlo, 91, of Detroit Lakes, died peacefully at his residence on Monday, August 31, 2009, under the care of Hospice. Walter Clarence Damlo was born to Christ and Martha (Bockhaus) Damlo on Jan. 5, 1918 in Gorman Township, Minn. He grew up in Dora Township, Minn., and was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Perham. On Aug. 1, 1943, Walt married Elfrieda Gorentz at St. Paul's Lutheran Loon Lake Church. In 1947, they moved to Frazee.
Dec. 23, 1955-Aug. 29, 2009 Martin R. "Marty" Wolff Jr., 53, of Frazee, died Saturday, August 29, 2009 of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident. Martin Raymond Wolff Jr. was born the son of Martin and Dorothy (Dankert) Wolff on Dec. 23, 1955 in Fargo. He was raised and educated in the Sabin-Glyndon area. As a young man, he managed rental properties and later worked in the construction industry. Marty had a gift to gab and could talk to anyone. Ten years ago, Marty found the Lord and gave his heart to Jesus. Marty was united in marriage to Joann Elijah Blu on Aug.
Oct. 28, 1923-Aug. 29, 2009 Kenneth C. Schmitz, 85, of Park Rapids, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 29, 2009 at Neilson Place in Bemidji, surrounded by his loved ones. Kenneth was born to Leo and Caroline (Taskey) Schmitz on Oct. 28, 1923 at their home in Arago Township, Becker County. He grew up and attended country school in Two Inlets through the eighth grade. Following his schooling, Kenneth was drafted into the United States Marine Corps on Feb. 14, 1944. He completed his basic training at the marine base in San Diego, Calif.