DL News Staff
April 29, 1924-Feb. 4, 2009 Eleinore Anderson, 84, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at the Meadow Lakes Nursing Home in Mooresville, Ind. Eleinore Anderson was born to Walter and Ruth (Tucker) Hagen on April 29, 1924 in Minneapolis. She was a 1941 graduate of St. Louis Park (Minn.) High School and earned degrees in home economics and business from the University of Minnesota in 1945. While at the U of M, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. Eleinore married Winfred "Ted" Anderson on Sept. 14, 1946 in Minneapolis.
March 1, 1946-Feb. 11, 2009 Lowell "Doc Mick" Mickelson, 62, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at his residence. Lowell James Mickelson was born to Haaken and Ellen (Langager) Mickelson on March 1, 1946 in New Rockford, N.D., where he attended school, graduating in 1964. He went on to undergraduate school at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, and received his medical degree at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Wash. Mick began his general practice in medicine on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in Winner, S.D.
Dec. 31, 1937-Dec. 27, 2008 Detroit Lakes native Janice M. Gray, 70, died Saturday, December 27, 2008 in Watauga, Texas. Janice Marie Schram was born to Edwin and Alice Schram on Dec. 31, 1937 in Detroit Lakes. She moved to Texas in 1983 with her husband, Robert.
Shirley M. Albertson, 87, Audubon, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, in St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester. Shirley Maxine Van Hyfte was born March 17, 1921, in Lisbon, N.D., to August and Elizabeth (Catoor) Van Hyfte. She grew up in Lisbon, graduating from Lisbon High School in 1939. As a young lady, Shirley worked at the Ben Franklin Store in Lisbon. On June 26, 1941, she married Arne Albertson. Together, they farmed near Lisbon until 1955, when both she and Arne moved into the city of Lisbon and worked for Moll's Appliance.
Irving M. Swenson, 88, Detroit Lakes, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, in Diamond Willow Assisted Living under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Irving Mamen Swenson, known as "Swede," was born Sept. 25, 1920, in Minneapolis to Arthur and Evelyn (Mamen) Swenson. He later moved to Holland, Mich., where he was raised and educated. Irving was united in marriage to Margaret Wall on July 11, 1942. He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during WW II and with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
Edwin T. Johnson, 90, Detroit Lakes, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, in Oak Crossing, Detroit Lakes. Edwin was born on Nov. 14, 1918, the son of T. Peter and Hilma (Johnson) Johnson in Cormorant Township, Becker County. He attended country school in District No. 27, Cormorant Township. As a young man, he worked on the family farm and later had many jobs, including the railroad, east of Dilworth. Edwin married Vivian Gilbertson in 1944. He later married Darlene (Malakowsky) Talbot in 1961. Edwin served in the U.S. Army, Mountain Division in Europe during World War II.
Lowell E. Glebe, 88, Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, in Oak Crossing, Detroit Lakes. Lowell Eldred Glebe was born Sept. 5, 1920, in Richwood, the third child of Ernest and Ellen (Lidstrom) Glebe. In 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, traveling extensively and always taking time to write about his travels in letters to home. Lowell was proud to have served his country.
Edith June "Edie" Kinnunen, 59, Hawley, formerly of Menahga, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, in Innovis Hospital, Fargo, N.D. Edie was born on June 7, 1949, on the home farm near Menahga to Edwin and Alina (Samuelson) Niemela. She attended the White Oak Country School near her home through the sixth grade. Edie then went on to attend high school in Sebeka, and later in Gilbert, Minn., from where she graduated with the Class of 1967. Edie then gained employment as a nursing assistant at St. Joseph's Hospital in Park Rapids. On Dec. 14, 1968, Edie was united in marriage to Roger Kinnunen.
Orfield E. Pederson, 90, Lake Park, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, in Sunnyside Care Center, Lake Park. Orfield "Orrie" Eliot Pederson was born Feb. 19, 1918, to Christian and Bergeta (Nielson) in Audubon. He grew up in rural Audubon and attended country school at Audubon No. 121. Orfield farmed for a few years in the Audubon Township, and in 1952, he moved to Auburn, Wash. He took a job working for Pacific Car and Foundry in Renton, Wash., where he was a dedicated employee for 27 years. On Aug. 15, 1958, he married Vera Blaker in Auburn. Orfield retired from Pacific Car and Foundry in 1980.
Jan. 22, 1917-Feb. 11, 2009 Hazel F. Palm, 92, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at St. Mary's Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Hazel F. Krause was born to Charles and Lillian (Wilkins) Krause on January 22, 1917 in Holmesville Township, rural Detroit Lakes. She grew up in near Rochert and attended the Rochert School. On July 4, 1935 she married Frederick Palm. They made their home near Rochert, and Hazel worked as a waitress at the city municipal liquor store in Detroit Lakes for 27 years. She was an active member of Bakke Lutheran Church, serving on Ladies Aid and WELCA.