DL News Staff
July 28, 1938-July 1, 2011 Gary A. Young, 72, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, July 1, 2011 from injuries received in a motorcycle accident on I-94 near Terry, Montana. There will be a visitation for Gary from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 8, with Military Rites at 7 p.m. provided by the Lake Region Veterans Honor Guard, at David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. Following the visitation, there will be a reception at the Young residence. Gary Allen Young was born to Kennith and Helen (Spalding) Young on July 28, 1938 in Spencer, Iowa.
Jan. 24, 1923-July 2, 2011 Hjalmer "Jerry" Lund Johnson, 88, of Fargo passed away Saturday, July 2, 2011 at Sanford's Palliative Care Unit in Fargo, surrounded by his children and special friend, Marge Brantner. Hjalmer Lund was born to August and Olanda Jhohanson on January 24, 1923 in Arendal, Norway. He came to America in 1939 as a Merchant Marine. He traveled much of the world at this time. Hjalmer served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was an MP (Military Police) in Japan. Hjalmer married the love of his life, Mae Sanderson on November 20, 1946.
June 11, 1942-Feb. 14, 2011 Judith Lynn Yost, 68, of Mahnomen, died Monday, February 14, 2011 at McIntosh Manor in McIntosh, Minn. Memorial services are set for 1 p.m. Saturday, July 9 at the Twin Valley Community Center, with Pastor John Golv officiating. Judith Lynn Yost was born to Cecil and Viola Randall on June 11, 1942 in Bend, Oregon. She was raised and educated in Mill City, Ore. Judith was united in marriage to Richard Yost November 15, 1958 in Sublimity, Ore. She took training to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA).
Jan. 3, 1938-June 29, 2011 Bonnie J. Quam, 73, of Detroit Lakes died Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Bonnie Jean Quam was born to Harold and Hyldred Beito Wilson on January 3, 1938 in Fargo. She grew up and received her education in West Fargo, graduating from West Fargo High School in 1955. On February 18, 1956 she was united in marriage to Robert C. Quam. They made their home in West Fargo, where Bonnie worked for the Farmers Union Commission Company.
Oct. 3, 1935-July 2, 2011 DeVaughn Ann Bakke Kolke died on Saturday, July 2, 2011, after a 10-year battle with cancer, at her home on Big Cormorant Lake, Lake Park, surrounded by her family and under hospice care. DeVaughn was born the daughter of Perry and Gladys (Lundberg) Bakke on October 3, 1935 near Hitterdal. She graduated from Hitterdal High School in 1953. After graduation, she worked at Elmer's Café in Hitterdal, and as a bookkeeper at the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Fargo. She married Erling Kolke on March 30, 1956, at Salem Lutheran Church in Hitterdal.
Jan. 31, 1915-July 1, 2011 Wilford T. Bakken, 96, of Detroit Lakes died Friday, July 1, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Wilford Bakken was born to Hans and Elise (Norderhaug) Bakken on January 31, 1915 in rural Audubon. He attended country school in rural Audubon and worked on the family farm. He was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Audubon. On January 30, 1938 Wilford married Stella Olson in Audubon. They farmed south of Audubon, where they raised turkeys and cattle. They later moved to a farm closer to Audubon.
Aug. 30, 1938-June 25, 2011 Duane L. "Ole" Olson, 72, of Lake Park passed away at a hospital in Harlingen, Texas on Saturday, June 25, 2011. Duane Lyman Olson was a retired Air Force major who worked as a Russian translator for the Air Force. His last assignment was with Joint Special Operations Command. After retiring, Duane became a winter Texan and spent several years volunteering to teach English at a Texas Literacy Center. He attended Detroit Lakes schools, later graduating from Concordia High School in St. Paul.
Nov. 1, 1913-June 29, 2011 Bernice E. Evert, 97, of Detroit Lakes died Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Bernice Elizabeth Evert was born to Fred and Christina (Theisen) Petersen on November 1, 1913 in White Rock, South Dakota. She grew up and attended country school in rural Wheaton, Minn. On October 10, 1932 Bernice was united in marriage to Edgar C. Evert. They made their home and farmed in rural Wheaton. In 1941 they moved into Wheaton. Four years later they returned to farming. In 1951 they moved to rural Frazee.
July 17, 1930-June 28, 2011 Frances "Frannie" Nord, 80, of Fosston, Minn., passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at Essentia Hospital in Fargo. Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Saturday, July 2 in Hope Lutheran Church, Fosston, with Rev. Paul Magelssen officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, July 1 with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Hope Lutheran Church in Fosston, with a reviewal for one hour before the funeral at the church on Saturday. Interment was at Rosehill Cemetery in Fosston, and the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston handled the arrangements.
Lois L. Synstelien, 76, of Farmington, Minn., passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, June 29, 2011. Lois married Harold Synstelien on November 18, 1951 in Sherburn, Minn. Surviving Lois are her loving husband of 59 years, Harold; children, Steven (Lisa) Synstelien, Susan (Bart) Rasmussen and Scott (Brian Peterson) Synstelien; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren; and sisters, Ethel (Lawrence) Weires and Karen Albrecht. Her brother, Keith Mitchell, preceded her in death. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m.