DL News Staff
Sept. 22, 1910-Sept. 14, 2009 Former Moorhead resident Lou D. Larson, 98, of Detroit Lakes, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 14, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, surrounded by the love and care of family and nursing staff. Lou was born to Herman and Louise (Langemeier) Nieman on Sept. 22, 1910 in Scribner, Neb. In 1912, her family moved to Perham, where Lou graduated high school and later went on to attend Dakota Business College in Fargo. On May 30, 1935, she married Joe Larson. They enjoyed over 52 years of marriage before Joe passed away in October of 1987.
Dec. 18, 1936-Sept. 10, 2009 Willard P. "Bill" Kozlowski, 72, of Bemidji, died Thursday, September 10, 2009 at the North Country Regional Hospital in Bemidji. Willard Paul "Bill" Kozlowski was born to Walter and Valeria (Jagielo) Kozlowski on Dec. 18, 1936 in Pray, Wis. He attended Neillsville High School, where he met his future wife, Betsy. Bill left home in 1954 at age 17 to join the United States Air Force. He furthered his education while enlisted, attaining an associate's degree. On Feb. 28, 1958, Bill married Betsy Norman.
Jan. 19, 1907-Sept. 12, 2009 Hazel Haugo, 102, of rural Waubun, died Saturday, September 12, 2009 at the Eventide Home in Moorhead. At the time of her death she was one of the oldest residents of Mahnomen County and was believed to be the oldest graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead. Hazel was born to Ole and Barbro Syverson, Norwegian immigrants, on Jan. 19, 1907 on a farm near Ulen. She was baptized on March 17, 1907 at the Atlanta Lutheran Church.
July 26, 1946-Sept. 11, 2009 Donovan L. Jackson, Sr., 63, of White Earth, died Friday, September 11, 2009 at his home. Donovan Lee Jackson Sr. was born to Peter and Charlotte (Bryan) Jackson on July 26, 1946 in White Earth, where he was raised and attended White Earth Public Schools. Donovan served with the Job Corps, where he learned heavy equipment operation. He moved to St. Paul, where he worked as a weatherization specialist for the Ramsey Action Program. He returned to White Earth and attended the Northwest Technical College Electrician Program.
Jan. 9, 1957-Sept. 10, 2009 Rosalie F. Wehrenberg, 52, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, September 10, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Rosalie Florence Wehrenberg was born to Richard and Florence (Haugen) Wehrenberg on Jan. 9, 1957 in Virginia, Minn. She was raised in Foxhome and later attended school in Fergus Falls. She worked in Cambridge, Minn., where she was involved in an automobile accident. She returned to Foxhome and moved to Detroit Lakes in 1985. She worked for Godfather's Pizza.
April 17, 1928-Sept. 11, 2009 James R. Murphy, 81, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, September 11, 2009 at his home. James Raymond Murphy was born to Daniel and Mary (McClousky) Murphy on April 17, 1928 in Hopkins, Minn. He was raised and educated in Blakley, Minn. He then worked on area farms until joining the U. S. Air Force. Following his discharge, Jim owned and operated a Phillips 66 Service Station in Pelican Rapids. He moved to Detroit Lakes in 1957 and owned and operated Jim's Phillips 66.
Aug. 22, 1937-Sept. 11, 2009 Hilary Mueller, 72, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, September 11, 2009 at her home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Hilary was born Aug. 22, 1937 in London, England. She was raised and educated in Egham, Surrey, England. She came to the United States in 1956 and has lived in Pelican Rapids, Callaway and Detroit Lakes. For many years, she was a lab technician for AMPI in Pelican Rapids. Hilary married Patrick Mueller on June 22, 2005 in Watertown, S.D.
July 28, 1947-Sept. 10, 2009 Gary D. Thompson, 62, of Lake Park, died Thursday, September 10, 2009, at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, with his family by his side. Gary Dean Thompson was born to Tilliam and Lena (Boland) Thompson on July 28, 1947 in Fargo. He grew up and attended school in Lisbon, N.D. In 1968, Gary was drafted into the United States Army, where he served during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged in 1970. Gary married Kathy Dunham on Jan. 23, 1971 in Ulen, Minn.; together they had three children.
April 24, 1929-Sept. 9, 2009 Former Barnesville resident Ruth E. Carlson, 80, of Detroit Lakes, passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at Diamond Willow Assisted Living, Detroit Lakes, after a battle with cancer. Ruth Elizabeth Janneck was born to Harold and Amie Janneck on April 24, 1929 in Barnesville, where she attended school, and was gifted in her musical abilities. She sang with her family, and performed at funerals, weddings and school productions. She belonged to St.
Sept. 23, 1939-Aug. 22, 2009 Former Detroit Lakes and Fargo resident Judith Mae (Gorski) Butler, 69, died Saturday, August 22, 2009 of pneumonia, during a visit to Eagle River, Alaska. Surviving Judith are her daughter, Deborah (Gorski) Sailler of Salem, Ore.; sons James Gorski of Olympia, Wash., David Gorski of Eagle River, Alaska, John Gorski of Dyer, Ind., and Bill Butler of Fargo; sister Margaret Nield of Santa Monica, Calif.; and brother Robert Davidson of Denver Col.; as well as nine grandchildren. Catholic mass will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, in St.