DL News Staff
Feb. 28, 1927-Aug. 7, 2009 Lake Melissa summer resident William L. Spotts, 82, of Bismarck, N.D., died Friday, August 7, 2009, at his home, with his loving family by his side. William L. Spotts was born to William P. and Florence (Anderson) Spotts on Feb. 28, 1927, in Crookston, Minn. He grew up and was educated in Jamestown, N.D. While in school, Bill enjoyed participating in sports, especially football. William enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1944 and was honorably discharged as an RM 2/C in May 1946.
Oct. 13, 1930-Aug. 5, 2009 Former Vergas area resident Stanley R. Glawe, 78, of Dilworth, passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2009, in Eventide Lutheran Home, Moorhead. Stanley Robert Glawe was born to Walter and Margaret (McKenzie) Glawe on Oct. 13, 1930, on the family farm near Vergas. He grew up there, helping on the farm, attending rural country school and later Frazee High School. After high school he continued farming until enlisting in the U.S. Army in November 1953. He served until 1955, when he returned to the family farm. On Oct.
May 14, 1928-Aug. 6, 2009 Former Lake Park area resident Elmer W. Barwin, 81, of Moorhead passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2009, at Triumph Hospital in Fargo. Elmer was born to Fred and Pauline (Wallman) Barwin on May 14, 1928 in Ortonville, Minn., where he grew up and attended school. After graduating from high school there in 1947, Elmer enlisted in the National Guard and was activated in January of 1951. He served until November of 1952, when he moved back to Ortonville and later to Morris, Minn. On Sept.
March 11, 1911-Aug. 3, 2009 George I. Wokasch, 98, of Frazee, died Monday, August 3, 2009, at the Frazee Care Center. George Ignatz Wokasch was born to Ignatz and Catherine (Henn) Wokasch on March 11, 1911 in Frazee, in the same house where he lived until entering the Frazee Care Center in July of 2004. As a young boy, George served as an altar boy when Lake Park was a mission church. After graduation from high school in 1929, George worked at the Aldrich Grocery until he enlisted in the military in February 1941.
Aug. 5, 1930-Aug. 3, 2009 Vaughn F. "Casey" Stengl, 78, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, August 3, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Vaughn "Casey" Stengl was born to Joseph and Anna K. (Damschen) Stengl on Aug. 5, 1930 in Ray, N.D. He was raised and educated in Pelican Rapids, along with Detroit Lakes. After school, he enlisted in the United States Army. He proudly served his country during the Korean War with the Signal Corps. After his honorable discharge, Casey returned home and started working for Swift and Company. On Feb.
Nov. 16, 1959-July 31, 2009 Kim L. Leitheiser, 49, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, July 31, 2009 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. Kim L. Anderson was born to Robert and Deloris (Thelen) Anderson on Nov. 16, 1959 in Renton, Wash. She grew up and attended school in Audubon and Detroit Lakes, graduating from Audubon High school in 1978. She then traveled the United States with a sales company for the next three years, before returning to Detroit Lakes. On Oct. 13, 1984 she married Steven Leitheiser in Detroit Lakes.
Sept. 10, 1934-Aug. 2, 2009 Marlyn B. "M.B." Nelson, 74, of rural Lake Park, died Sunday, August 2, 2009 at his home on Middle Cormorant Lake. Marlyn Berthel Nelson was born to Albert and Myrtle (Broughton) Nelson on Sept. 10, 1934 in Detroit Lakes, where he was raised and educated. M.B. married Darlene Haugen on March 17, 1957 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, rural Audubon. M.B. served in the United States Army for two years, from 1957 to 1959. After he received an honorable discharge from the military, M.B began working for Ace Construction in Oklahoma and Kansas. M.B.
March 31, 1916-July 31, 2009 Former Park Rapids and Becker resident Arzella P. Schaapveld, 93, of Detroit Lakes, died on Friday, July 31, 2009 at Emmanuel Community in Detroit Lakes. Arzella was born to Louis and Honor (Cox) Stumvoll on March 31, 1916 in Becker, Minn. She married Lloyd B. Schaapveld on June 19, 1936 in Beardsley, Minn. Arzella obtained her B.S. degree in education from St. Cloud State University and taught for over 31 years. She taught in Clinton, Duluth, Morrison County, Sherburne County, Becker and 15 years in Monticello.
March 7, 1933-July 28, 2009 Ernest B. Iverson, 76, of Winger, Minn., died Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at his home as a result of farming accident. Ernest Bernard Iverson was born the son of Lars and Bertha (Baglien) Iverson on March 7, 1933 in Garden Township, Minn. He was raised on the family farm and attended school near there. On April 23, 1966 Ernie married Barbara Aanenson at Faaberg Lutheran Church in Rindal, Minn. Barb and Ernie made their home on the family farm before purchasing their own farm a half-mile away in 1970.
Jan. 29, 1933-July 30, 2009 Former Ponsford and Minneapolis resident Ernest B. Bonga, 76, of Frazee, died Thursday, July 30, 2009 at the Frazee Care Center in Frazee. Ernest was born to John George and Francis (Wadena) Bonga on Jan. 29, 1933 in Ponsford, where he was raised and educated before moving to Minneapolis. For 18 years he worked at Sears, selling and installing fencing for customers. In 1980, Ernie married Andrea Wagar at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Minneapolis.