ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Obituaries

Donna L. Sigfrid, age 98, of Parkers Prairie died on Monday, August 15, 2022, at St. William’s Living Center.
Jan. 24, 1928 - Aug. 4, 2022
Margaret Helen Kent, age 99, of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2022, at Essentia Health- St. Mary’s Hospital in Detroit Lakes. A memorial service will be at 11:00 am on Friday, August 26, 2022, at Circles of Faith-United Church of Christ Church in Waubun, MN, with a visitation an hour prior. David Donehower Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Margaret was born on July 12, 1923, to Lew and Hazel (Lane) Kent in Ogema, Minnesota. She grew up on the family farm just east of Ogema. She went on to graduate from Waubun High School in 1941. During this time, she was active in 4-H and the Ogema Busy Bees. She also became a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ in Ogema in 1942. She went on to become a member of the Detroit Lakes Congregational U.C.C. in 1943. While worshiping at the U.C.C. she taught Sunday school and served as a member on several boards, as well as the Women’s Guild. Margaret attended business college and soon after began her career as a bookkeeper at several area businesses. Margaret loved nature and was an avid bird watcher. For 20 years she belonged to the Lakes Area Birding Club where she learned to identify and do the calls of many native birds. Margaret also enjoyed counted cross stich embroidery, and reading mystery novels. Margaret is survived by her brother, Russell Lawrence Kent of Waubun, MN; nieces: Karen Lefebvre, Barbara (Paul) Lago, Suzanne (Paul) Munsterteiger , Sandra (Michael) LeDoux, Merry (Carl) Teiken, Robin Kent, Maureen Kent, ViAnn (Butch) Webb, Mary (Donald) Neitzke, Yvonne (Joseph) Walsh, and Wanda (Dave) Reidberger; nephews: Larry Kent, Mark (Anne) Kent, Richard (Susan) Kent, Vincent (Elizabeth) Kent, Dean (Kathy) Kent, and Duane (Jill) Kent and many great nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lew and Hazel Kent, a brother, Richard Kent, sisters-in-laws: Ramona Kent, Arla Bromander Kent and Marie Kent, three nieces: Kathy Kent, Shirley Marie Kent, and Joyce Kent Morrison; four nephews: Virgil Kent, Errol Kent, Edward Kent; and an infant baby boy; and three great nephews, Brandon Kent, Seth Kent, and Jason Lindsey; and one great niece Teresa Kent.
Robert Dale Spilman, age 78, died Friday August 12, 2022 at is residence in Detroit Lakes, MN. Bob was born December 1, 1943 to Robert Spilman and Violet Spilman (Menz) in Minneapolis, MN. Shortly after, his family moved to Brainard, MN where he spent his childhood. Bob attended Brown Institute where he graduated with a degree in Radio Broadcasting. He then moved to Detroit Lakes and was hired at KDLM on September 7, 1964. He would spend the next 30 years at KDLM bringing magic to the airways as everyone knew his distinctive radio voice. He was a marketing genius and helped bring success to so many businesses in the community. It was May, 1965 that he met the love of his life, Joyce, at KDLM when she was sent from the business school to work a week at the radio station. It was love at 1st sight for Bob and they married on September 4th, 1965. They would have celebrated 57 years of marriage this year. In 1970, they built a home in Detroit Lakes and it is there where they shared many beautiful memories raising their 2 daughters Kimberia and Kara. One of Bob’s many successes was putting his very own radio station on the air on July 4, 1994. KRCQ immediately became the #1 radio station in Becker County. The outpouring and support from the community was overwhelming but it was not a surprise. Bob had an undying and exceptional work ethic and he held people to high standards. He was a man of integrity and the ones who knew him best knew the tender heart of gold that he had. Bob had a passion for watching every sport but his favorite to watch and attend was the Boy’s NCCA Basketball games. He attended the Final Four games for 30 consecutive years. Bob had strong values and a deep deep love for the America he once knew. He proudly flew the flag every day and had undying love and respect for Veterans and the people who serve our country. Bob enjoyed playing countless games of cribbage with his daughter Kara where they still have a running tally of money owed to each other. Grandpa “Bob-Bob” loved spending time with his grandchildren and he was so proud. Bob is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. He is survived by his wife Joyce; daughter; Kara (James), daughter Kimberia and grandchildren; Collins, Wilson, Keaton, Robert and Ben. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, August 18th, 2PM, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. lunch will be provided at the American Legion Post #15 in Detroit Lakes, after the service.

ADVERTISEMENT

March 28, 1936 - July 10, 2022
Brenda Marie Vizenor, 59, adored wife and mother of three daughters, passed away peacefully in her home in West Fargo, ND, on Wednesday, August 10, 2022.
Robert Dale Spilman, age 78, died Friday August 12, 2022 at is residence in Detroit Lakes, MN. Bob was born December 1, 1943 to Robert Spilman and Violet Spilman (Menz) in Minneapolis, MN. Shortly after, his family moved to Brainard, MN where he spent his childhood. Bob attended Brown Institute where he graduated with a degree in Radio Broadcasting. He then moved to Detroit Lakes and was hired at KDLM on September 7, 1964. He would spend the next 30 years at KDLM bringing magic to the airways as everyone knew his distinctive radio voice. He was a marketing genius and helped bring success to so many businesses in the community. It was May, 1965 that he met the love of his life, Joyce, at KDLM when she was sent from the business school to work a week at the radio station. It was love at 1st sight for Bob and they married on September 4th, 1965. They would have celebrated 57 years of marriage this year. In 1970, they built a home in Detroit Lakes and it is there where they shared many beautiful memories raising their 2 daughters Kimberia and Kara. One of Bob’s many successes was putting his very own radio station on the air on July 4, 1994. KRCQ immediately became the #1 radio station in Becker County. The outpouring and support from the community was overwhelming but it was not a surprise. Bob had an undying and exceptional work ethic and he held people to high standards. He was a man of integrity and the ones who knew him best knew the tender heart of gold that he had. Bob had a passion for watching every sport but his favorite to watch and attend was the Boy’s NCCA Basketball games. He attended the Final Four games for 30 consecutive years. Bob had strong values and a deep deep love for the America he once knew. He proudly flew the flag every day and had undying love and respect for Veterans and the people who serve our country. Bob enjoyed playing countless games of cribbage with his daughter Kara where they still have a running tally of money owed to each other. Grandpa “Bob-Bob” loved spending time with his grandchildren and he was so proud. Bob is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. He is survived by his wife Joyce; daughter; Kara (James), daughter Kimberia and grandchildren; Collins, Wilson, Keaton, Robert and Ben. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, August 18th, 2PM, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. lunch will be provided at the American Legion Post #15 in Detroit Lakes, after the service.
Betty Jo Leach, 90, Detroit Lakes, MN, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2022 at Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home with family at her side. Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Saturday, August 20 at David-Donehower Funeral Home. A time of gathering and memory sharing will be held from 11:00 until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

ADVERTISEMENT

Feb. 9, 1946 - Aug. 11, 2022
Dec. 5, 1958 - Aug. 8, 2022
Ellen Cromwell-Cecrle, 79, died on March 13, 2022 in Sun City West, Arizona, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Aug. 25, 1929 - Aug. 7, 2022
Patricia Clarice (Hultin-Hoglund) Magnusson,84, passed away on August 7, 2022, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley at Diamond Willow Assisted Living.
Warren Alfred Nunn, 98, passed away peacefully on July 30, 2022. Warren was born to Herbert and Minnie (Conklin) Nunn on March 7, 1924, in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. He was the second of four children.
William (Bill) Charles Hanson, 75 of Detroit Lakes Minnesota, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on July 26, 2022 after a long battle with cancer. He was born on October 29, 1946 in Deer River, MN to Charles and Madeline (Brunelle) Hanson.
Oct. 30, 1939 - Aug. 3, 2022

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT