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Obituaries

July 2, 1963 - Nov. 21, 2022
Lola Koenig, formerly of Audubon, Minnesota, died of breast cancer on November 2, 2022, at Capitol City Healthcare Center in Washington, DC. She was 76 years old.
Jacklyn “Jackie” Pauline Benninger, 78, passed away Nov. 16 in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota with her family by her side. Born June 18, 1944, in Muskegon, Michigan, she is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Frank Benninger; by her two children Jon (Gina) Benninger and Shannon (Jason) Jemelka; and 10 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Harold and Mildred (Tromp) Tennant and her two siblings Sandra Shugren and Thomas Tennant. Jackie married Frank on August 15, 1964, in Muskegon, Michigan. She completed her bachelor’s degree at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, becoming the first person in her family to complete college, and using this education to become an elementary school teacher. Jackie and Frank moved to Arizona in August 1973, driving cross country in a U-Haul truck with their young children. Jackie served the community as a teacher in the Tempe Elementary School District for more than 25 years. She spent countless hours in the evenings grading her students’ work, preparing lesson plans and projects, and often spending her own money on supplies to be sure her students had the tools they needed to learn and succeed. While living in Tempe, Arizona, Jackie and Frank were longtime season ticket holders for ASU Sun Devil football and became seasoned tailgaters. A brick with their names is permanently a part of the entry to Sun Devil Stadium. After retirement, Jackie and Frank alternated time between Phoenix and Detroit Lakes, the two locations where their children live. Jackie enjoyed hot, sunny days by the swimming pool, a glass of wine or a cold beer, good food, Arizona monsoon storms, daytime TV dramas, and spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren. She will always be remembered as a strong and dedicated person who gave to others. The family will notify loved ones in the future when a service is scheduled.
William “John” Heisler April 13, 1929-November 17, 2022

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Jan. 19, 1933 - Nov. 16, 2022
Ginger Rae (Ballard) Carlstrom, age 75, of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at Essentia Health-Oak Crossing Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. A funeral service will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 26, 2022, at the Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Church in Detroit Lakes, with a time of gathering an hour prior. David-Donehower Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Ginger was born on August 29, 1947, to Raymond Lorenzo and Claressia Mae (Ammerman) Ballard in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The family moved to Dunn Township in 1958, where Ginger attended Pelican Rapids Highschool. She went on to work for West Central Turkeys, where she was exceptionally proud to serve as a union representative, and for Swift of Detroit Lakes. She was united in marriage to Charles Vernon Carlstrom in June of 1968, and to couple had two children, Darla Kay and Donnie Jay. The family moved to Fargo, North Dakota where Ginger worked at a local pizzeria. She settled in Detroit Lakes, purchased a home, and used the upper level as a rental. Ginger also worked at Fingerhut as well as her own daycare. Likewise, she worked at Landings Department Store in Detroit Lakes, and eventually the family moved and worked on to the Carlstrom Family Farm. In 1993, she lost Charlie to a hunting accident. In the following years, Ginger drove for Becker County as well as working at Kenny’s Candy. She then took a position with Lake Shirts while helping to raise her granddaughter, Jessica. All the while, she had several rental properties. In retirement, Ginger moved to Maple Lake, Minnesota, to be closer to her daughter and granddaughter. Ginger enjoyed a good prank, shopping, helping others, dancing, and karaoke. She loved being fashionable, with jewelry being one of her passions. Ginger also enjoyed serving meals at the Lake Eunice Evangelical Church. Ginger is survived by her sisters, Jackie Lou Peterson of Detroit Lakes, MN; and Brenda Lee Strand (Amy) of Maple Lake, MN; grandchildren, Jessica Rae Westrud (Jeff) of Rockford, MN; and Brandon Oliver Jr. of North Carolina; a sister-in-law, Lenora Brunnemyer of Minot, ND; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Claressia; her husband Charles; a son, Donnie Jay; a daughter, Darla Kay; a sister, Jenny Lynn; brothers: Billy James, Dale Dwight, and Terry Lee; brothers-in-law, Dale Peterson, and Bill Brunnemyer.
Dec. 21, 1933 - Nov. 16, 2022
Grant Seydel, 92, of rural Hitterdal, MN died of cardiac failure on November 14, 2022 at Essentia Hospital in Fargo, ND.

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John Henry Davis III (Jack) passed away surrounded by family at his home on Leek Lake on November 14, 2022, at 68 years of age. He was born on March 16, 1954, to John H. and Dora E. (Pickard) Davis in Fargo, ND. He was married to Erlene Grotting on June 11th, 1977, and together they had two sons, Nathan and Scott. The boys were involved with hockey, and Jack served on the Board of Directors of the Moorhead Youth Hockey Association from 1990-1996. They made their home in Moorhead, MN, for many years before moving to Trowbridge-Leek Lake in Vergas, MN, in 2006.
Sept. 12, 1933 - Nov. 14, 2022
This is the story of Delroy Peter “Pete” Mathison. He was loved, is missed and will always be cherished. His story begins on July 15, 1937, when he was the youngest child born to Emma (Erickson) and Thore Mathison in the Morris, MN hospital. His twin was born still. He weighed just 4 lbs. and went home in a shoe box. He was baptized twice in the hospital by the nuns and then a priest because of his small size He received his sacrament of holy baptism at the Reque Lutheran Church in rural Alberta, MN. He attended grade school and high school in Alberta, MN where he excelled in sports. He was the captain of the basketball and baseball team. He was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Alberta, MN. He graduated from Alberta high school in 1955. After high school, Pete began working at the Grain Terminal Association (GTA) elevator in Alberta, MN. In 1958 when Elizabeth (Torgelson) attended a dance with one of Dad’s high school classmates while home from Moorhead State University for the weekend, Liz and Pete met. Pete was wearing bright orange socks. In 1959 Pete served in the Minnesota Army National Guard until his honorable discharge in 1965.
Jerry Wayne Green was born April 9, 1947 in Hawley, Minnesota, the son of Theodore and Jona (Jacobson) Green. He passed away Monday November 14, 2022 at Pelican Landing in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Gerald “Jerry” Evavold, age 83, died peacefully Monday, October 24, 2022 at Banner Baywood Hospital in Mesa, AZ. He fought a long hard battle with cancer.
Jan. 30, 1979 - Nov. 13, 2022
Feb. 25, 1930 - Nov. 14, 2022
David Wesley Jones was born on August 7, 1945 at the Wesley Hospital in Wadena, MN. His parents were the late Raymond John and Wilsie Leann (Carlson) Jones. David grew up in Ottertail and graduated from Perham High School with the class of 1963. He attended the Minnesota School of Business in Minneapolis. David served honorably in the United States Air Force from March 2, 1965 to October 1, 1968. He was the recipient of the Air Force Commendation Medal.

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