DL News Staff
Sept. 7, 1941-April 30, 2011 Former Detroit Lakes resident Karen Isabel Newton, 69, of Bella Vista, Ark., passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2011. Karen was born September 7, 1941 to Arthur and Isabel (Howey) Jensen in Lisbon, N.D. She attended school in Lisbon and graduated from Lisbon High School. In 1959 she married Harry Leslie Newton at the First Methodist Church in Lisbon. Shortly thereafter they moved to Fargo, and remained there for two years while her husband attended NDSU to complete degree in pharmacy and welcoming the birth of their first child.
Jan. 16, 1932-April 29, 2011 Karl A. Dyre, 79, a longtime resident of Park Rapids and longtime owner/operator of the Evergreen Lodge Resort on Big Sand Lake, passed away unexpectedly while working at the resort on Friday, April 29, 2011. Karl was born to Oscar and Nelda (Hoehne) Dyre on January 16, 1932 in Greenwood, Wis. In the 1940s, his family moved to Detroit Lakes, where Karl graduated from Detroit Lakes Public High School with the Class of 1950.
Former Cummings, N.D., resident Glenda Smith, 68, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, April 29, 2011 at The Cottages at Emmanuel, Detroit Lakes. Arrangements are being provided by Wildeman Funeral Home, Hillsboro, N.D.
Jan. 18, 1921-April 30, 2011 Theresa M. Bergh, 90, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Theresa Marie Bergh was born to Knute and Matilda (Opdahl) Dovre on January 18, 1921 in rural Detroit Lakes. She grew up on the family farm on Little Floyd Lake and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School. She then attended Moorhead State Teachers College for two years, and received her teaching certificate. On August 24, 1944 Theresa was united in marriage to Melvin Bergh in Detroit Lakes.
A burial service for former Cormorant resident Norma P. Coleman, 95, of Blackduck, Minn., will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 9, in First Lutheran Cemetery, Audubon. She died Sunday, December 5, 2010 at Essential Health-St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes.
Nov. 16, 1936-April 29, 2011 Kermit Milo Skogen passed away Friday, April 29, 2011, with his wife Beverly by his side at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Kermit most enjoyed his family, especially his grandkids and great-grandkids. Some of his favorite ways to spend time included playing cards, tinkering in the garage, volunteering at First Lutheran Church, traveling with his wife to see family, and playing with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Kermit devoted his life to his family and helping others.
July 31, 1922-April 29, 2011 Former Lake Park resident Evelyn I. Moe, 88, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, April 29, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Evelyn was born the daughter of Arnold and Anna (Bullert) Kaiser on July 31, 1922 in Fargo. In 1923, she moved with her family to Ogema, where she was raised and educated. Evelyn married Carsten Moe on January 26, 1943 in Audubon. They farmed north of Lake Park, where they resided for 36 years. She was an active member of Atlanta Lutheran Church with Sunday school, ladies aide, circle, and was also active with 4-H.
Jan. 27, 1949-April 26, 2011 Former Frazee resident Althea Rose Wirth, 62, of Moorhead, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at Sanford Health in Fargo. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Furey Funeral Home in Frazee, and for one hour prior to services at the church on Sunday. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Frazee. To leave online condolences, please visit www.fureyfh.com . Althea, the eldest of five children born to Cecil and Loretta (Briese) Wirth, was born on January 27, 1949 in Detroit Lakes.
April 20, 1924-April 27, 2011 Frances Rock, 87, of Ponsford, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at her home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. A mass of Christian burial was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30 in St. Theodore's Catholic Church, Ponsford, with Father Walter Butor, O.M.I., officiating. Friends may call at the Old Pine Point School from 4 p.m. Friday, April 29 until the time of the mass on Saturday. Interment will be in St. Theodore's Cemetery. Frances Rock was born to Samuel Sr. and Jeanette (Ortley) Jones on April 20, 1924 in Ponsford.
July 28, 1950-April 27, 2011 Linda Rae (Lhotka) Kirsch, 60, of Detroit Lakes, died in her home on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, surrounded by her family and friends after her long battle with cancer. Services for Linda are set for 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to the service. Linda grew up in the Waubun area, graduating with the class of 1968.