DL News Staff
Nov. 8, 1915-Aug. 26, 2008 Former Crookston and Sun City, Ariz., resident Boyd D. Holcomb, 92, of Fargo, died Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at MeritCare Palliative Care Unit in Fargo, after a brief battle with cancer. Boyd Donald Holcomb was born to Herbert and Nellie (Huston) Holcomb on Nov. 8, 1915, in Detroit Lakes. Boyd attended a rural one-room school, graduating at age 16. As a teenager, Boyd did odd jobs, including caddying, raking lakeshores, chauffeuring, truck driving, and working on his parents' farm.
Aug. 31, 1916-Aug. 24, 2008 Margaret F. Amundson, 91, of Frazee, died Sunday, August 24, 2008 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Margaret Florence Lyford, also known as Margarette, was born to Charles and Antonia (Wandrie) Lyford on Aug. 31, 1916 in Frazee, where she was raised and educated. She married Ed Weisgerber in Frazee. They later divorced. Margaret married Alton Amundson in 1955 in Moorhead. They made their home in Frazee, where Margaret provided childcare for many Frazee area families. She and Alton later divorced.
March 3, 1923-Aug. 26, 2008 Gerald "Jerry" Duane Cook, 85, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. Jerry Cook was born to Arch and Pearl (Robison) Cook on March 3, 1923 in Werner, N.D. He was raised and educated in the Osseo, Wis., area, graduating from Osseo High School in 1941. He furthered his education at University of Wisconsin- River Falls, but with the outbreak of World War II, he enlisted in the United States Navy in 1942.
Aug 13, 1945-Aug. 13, 2008 Cary Grant Howard, 63, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2008, after a long battle with cancer. Cary Grant Howard was born to Delbert and Hannah Howard on Aug. 13, 1945 in Butte, Montana. Cary joined the Marine Corps at the age of 17; he did two tours in Vietnam, serving his country with honor. Cary tried his hand in a lot of things over the years, from selling oranges and insurance to falling timber. What he liked best was cutting firewood, fishing, and singing karaoke.
April 10, 1930-Aug. 12, 2008 Arthur C. Oien, 78, of Detroit Lakes, Audubon and Bridgewater, Mass., died on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at Kindred Hospital in Stoughton, Mass., from complications resulting from chronic diabetes. Arthur Carlisle Oien was born to Alfred Carl Oien and Mable Margaret Martinson on April 10, 1930 in St. Cloud, Minn. He never married, but had an extended family of friends in Minnesota and Massachusetts. Arthur graduated from Audubon High School and Concordia College in Moorhead.
July 14, 1923-Aug. 25, 2008 Roy J. Bruhn, 85, of Vergas, died Monday, August 25, 2008, under the care of Vergas Assisted Living, with the assistance of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Roy John Bruhn was born to John and Henrietta (Antonsen) Bruhn on July 14, 1923, in Westport, Minn. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific and Japanese Theaters from 1943 to 1946. From 1948 until his retirement in 1982, he worked for Otter Tail County. Roy married Shirley (Schepper) Bruhn on July 21, 1951. They made their home in Vergas and raised their four children there.
Oct. 13, 1917-Aug. 21, 2008 Longtime Cormorant resident Ruth Sherbrooke, 90, of Barnesville, died on Thursday, August 21, 2008, under the tender care of the Good Samaritan Society of Barnesville, Red River Valley Hospice and Barnesville Clinic. Ruth Solona Baldwin was born the daughter of Herbert and Ethel (Potter) Baldwin on Oct. 13, 1917, in Fargo. Growing up, she attended Dilworth Public School in Dilworth, Minn. On Feb. 14, 1936, Ruth married Henry Sherbrooke at his parents' home near Cormorant. Ruth's work and joy was raising her family.
Dec. 19, 1918-Aug. 22, 2008 Laura A. Jones, 89, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, August 22, 2008 at Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. Laura Ann Glasow was born the daughter of Arnold and Marie (Piper) Glasow on Dec. 19, 1918, in Davenport, N.D. She was raised and educated in rural Davenport. Laura married Carmie Jones on June 13, 1940. They worked at Meyer's Dairy Farm and also farmed in Davenport. In 1951 they moved to Audubon, where they continued to farm. The couple moved to the Floyd Lake area in 1969.
Oct. 18, 1912-Aug. 22, 2008 Former Hawley resident Mabel R. Gunderson, 95, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, August 22, 2008, at St. Mary's Innovis Health. Mabel Regina Gunderson was born to Knud E. and Randina (Asbjornson) Gunderson on Oct. 18, 1912, in Kensett, Iowa. She moved with her parents to the Hawley area in 1920. She grew up and attended school in Hawley, graduating in 1931. Mabel married Stanley V. Gunderson on Nov. 17, 1935 at the Hawley Lutheran Church Parsonage. Mabel was a homemaker and assisted neighbors with various tasks.
March 11, 1926-Aug. 25, 2008 Marion L. Lage, 82, of Pelican Rapids, died on Monday, August 25, 2008, at Innovis Health in Fargo. Marion Louise Sherbrooke was born the daughter of Edward and Alvina (Peterson) Sherbrooke on March 11, 1926, in Pelican Rapids. She was baptized and confirmed at Lake Ida Lutheran Church, near Cormorant. She graduated from Audubon High School in 1944. She also attended a teachers' training college in Fergus Falls. After graduating, Marion taught school in a one-room schoolhouse near Vergas. On June 1, 1946, Marion married George Lage in Detroit Lakes.