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Milestones

The family of Stephen Evans wishes to thank everyone who reached out and helped us in so many ways during this difficult time.
Mark and Marlene Nielsen, Lake Park, Minnesota, celebrated 60 years of married life on July 20. We think it is going to last! They were married at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Buxton, North Dakota, on July 20, 1962. They will celebrate with their children, Peter (Stacey), Blake, Claudia, 3 year old Thomas, and Eden; Andy (Kirsten), and Annika; Hans (Brenda), Kristoffer, Andrew, and Cameron; Heather (Dan) Nielsen-Englehart. That makes 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. “We are blessed beyond all expectations.”
Meghan & Tyler Riewer, of Vergas, Minnesota, are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Charlee June Riewer. Charlee was delivered by Tonya Diggins, CNP, Midwife, at Perham Health on July 10, 2022, at 4:22 pm. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. Charlee is welcomed home by siblings Colt & Camdyn; grandparents Mike & Lynette, Jim & Amanda, and Brett & Greta; and great-grandparents Lester & Mary, Jim & Sandy, Crystal, and Linda.
We will be hosting an 80th birthday celebration and open house on Saturday, July 16th from 1-4pm at the Detroit Lakes Holiday Inn - FIreplace Lounge (1155 Hwy 10). Friends and family, come join us. No gifts please.

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On Saturday, June 30, 1962, at 2:00 PM, Mary Joan Brandvold and Richard John Mackenthun were joined in holy matrimony at First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. A reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents, followed by a honeymoon to Minnesota’s North Shore Scenic Drive and Canada. Richard and Mary moved to Roscoe, Illinois in 1966 and have lived in South Beloit, Illinois since 1970.
Shorewood Pub Saturday, June 25th @ 5 pm $15 per person
Celebrating the life of Dr. Alfred Henry Neitzke
A Fargo native and resident of Detroit Lakes, an avid Bison fan who loves ND, the Lakes area, and aviation turns 90 on May 22nd. We love you! Cards can be sent to 1138 Cleveland Ave. Detroit Lakes MN 56501

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I want to thank all friends & family of Mary Kay “Baba” that made her “Celebration of Life” such a beautiful & memorable experience for all of us. I know Bab would especially like to thank the “Sweet Sixteen”. I am very impressed with what fun you girls have had together for 60+ years! Keep it up!! All donations went either to the ALS Association or Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Bradi & Austin Holy, of Frazee, Minn., are happy to announce the birth of their son, Hudson Jack Holy. Hudson was delivered by Tonya Diggins, Midwife, CNP at Perham Health on March 31, 2022, at 6:35 p.m. He weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21-3/4 inches long. Hudson is welcomed home by grandparents Jackie & Brad Carlson and Char & Mark Holy.
Requesting a card shower for her 100th Birthday on April 21st.
“Gordon and Gretchen (née Smith) Henrikson were married on April 15, 1972 at First Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Gordon is a Detroit Lakes HS grad class of ‘65, and Gretchen was raised in Sioux Falls. They have enjoyed a loving and devoted 50 years together. Gordy and Gretchen have lived in West Fargo, ND; Salt Lake City UT, Apple Valley MN (38 years) and now reside here in Detroit Lakes. They have 3 children, Margaret, Nicholas (Rebecca), and Elizabeth (Brian Byrne); and 3 grandchildren Lynn, Fionn, and Greta. With much love and adoration from their kids and grandkids, here’s to the next 50! ”
Rollie Kjos will be celebrating his 95th Birthday on March 26th, 2022. Best wishes and cards can be sent to: 1050 Washington Ave, Apt #103, Detroit Lakes MN 56501 or call (678)346-8822
Jennifer & Lucasw Totland, of Erhard, Minn., are happy to announce the birth of their son, Rhowdy Jacqs Totland. Rhowdy was delivered by Dr. Kailey Witt at Perham Health on February 16, 2022, at 5:02 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19-1/4 inches long. Rhowdy is welcomed home by siblings Lennox, Ryker & Khlowe; grandparents Jackie Strehlow & Jim LeDoux; Jerry Strehlow; and Mary & Dennis Totland; and great-grandparents Myrtle & Marvin Blauert.
Madison & Nathan Francis, of Detroit Lakes, Minn., are happy to announce the birth of their son, Henry Nathan Francis. Henry was delivered by Dr. Jaimie Deraney, OB/GYN at Perham Health on January 20, 2022, at 7:56 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. Henry is welcomed home by grandparents Uni & John Fegely and Sue & Todd Francis.
Congratulations to Ed Schweigart on his retirement! Ed is retiring

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