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Aug. 29, 1913-Sept. 1, 2008 Elsie S. Mickelson, 95, of Frazee, died Monday, September 1, 2008 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Elsie Severine Erickson was born to Eilef and Severine (Hanson) Erickson on Aug. 29, 1913 at the family farm in Spruce Grove Township, rural Frazee. She attended grade school in Spruce Grove Township and graduated from Menahga High School in 1931. Elsie married David Mickelson on Aug. 30, 1933 at Bethany Lutheran Church, where she was a lifelong member. Church and family were very important during her lifetime.
April 22, 1918-Aug. 31, 2008 Marie P. Neitzke, 90, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, August 31, 2008 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Marie was born to George and Caroline (Nelson) Paulson on April 22, 1918 in Minneapolis. She was a 1937 graduate of Blooming Prairie High School and also a graduate of the Minnesota School of Business in Minneapolis. Following her education, she worked as a secretary for Federated Insurance Company in Owatonna, Minn.; Standard Oil Company in Mason City, Iowa, and Shell Oil in Seattle, Wash. Marie married C.P. "Pete" Neitzke on Aug.
April 21, 1923-Aug. 26, 2008 Former Lake Park resident Harriet J. Martinson Mercer, 85, of Willmar, died Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. Harriet Jane Faulk was born to Herbert and Hilda (Olson) Faulk on April 21, 1923, in Fridley, Minn. She grew up in Columbia Heights, Minn., where she attended school. She married Gordon Martinson in 1946. They lived in Lake Park, where they owned and operated a tavern. Gordon died in 1966, and Harriet continued to operate their business until 1990, when she retired and moved to Fargo. Harriet moved to Willmar in 2005.
Joseph Michael Bromen, 20, of 500th Avenue, New York Mills has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony second-degree burglary, possession of burglar tools. On Jan. 18, he was one of three men caught burglarizing 59 Trade Road Pawn, according to court records. They allegedly pried open a door with a long-handled screwdriver to get inside, and were found with three bags containing Xboxes, electric guitars and other items on the floor. He pleaded guilty June 18 and on July 23 District Judge Peter Irvine stayed imposition of sentence for 10 years.
James Robert Loerzel, 23, of 455 Fifth Street N.W., Perham has been sentenced for felony third-degree burglary, possession of tools. On Jan. 18 he was one of three people caught by deputies inside 59 Trade Road Pawn shop in Detroit Lakes.
Cynthia Marie Holzgrove, 52, formerly of Detroit Lakes, passed away March 31, 2008, in Kettering, Ohio. Cyndi was born in Bottineau, N.D., on April 14, 1955, to Kenneth and Ruth Anne (Connell) Holzgrove. She moved with her family to Detroit Lakes in 1962, where she completed her primary education. Cyndi traveled to Hawaii where she worked for a few years. She returned to Minnesota to attend college and earned her Associate of Arts and Dental Hygiene Degrees from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus in 1981.
Gustave W. Zaeske, 80, Audubon, died Monday, May 5, 2008, in St. Mary's Innovis Health, Detroit Lakes. Gust was born on Feb. 6, 1928, to Fred and Emma (Neinas) Zaeske in Leonard, N.D. He attended country school in rural Leonard, N.D., and helped on the family farm. Gust was united in marriage to Margene Schroeder on June 14, 1952, in Casselton, N.D. They made their home in rural Leonard, where Gust continued to work on the family farm. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1954, and received an honorable discharge in 1956.
DETROIT LAKES - A religion is a set of beliefs and practices often organized around supernatural and moral claims, and often codified as prayer, ritual and religious law. Religion also encompasses ancestral or cultural traditions, writings, history and mythology, as well as personal faith and mystic experience. The term "religion" refers to both the personal practices related to communal faith and to group rituals and communication stemming from shared conviction. There are many, many different religious beliefs in this world of ours. To me, I like to preach about religious tolerance.
Oct. 1, 1919-Feb. 16, 2008 Norman O. Siekas, 88, of De-troit Lakes, died Saturday, Febru-ary 16, 2008 at his home, with his dedicated wife of 65 years by his side. Norman Olaf Siekas was born to Arvid and Jennie (Houtari) Siekas on Oct. 1, 1919 in Han-cock, Mich. At age 12, he moved with his family to Tapiola, Mich., where he graduated from John Doelle High School in 1939. Norman moved to Detroit, Mich., in 1940, and started his career with Ex-Cell-O Corporation in 1941. Norman married Marian I. Eg-gleston on July 1, 1942 in Detroit, Mich. He was drafted into the U.S.
DETROIT LAKES - Sen. Keith Langseth and Rep. Paul Marquart will hold a town meeting in Detroit Lakes Saturday, Feb. 9, to hear from area residents on state issues. The meeting will be from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes City Hall. Langseth, chair of the Senate Capital Investment Committee, and Marquart, House Property Tax Relief Division chairman, will host five meetings around the area to hear residents' ideas and concerns regarding property taxes, education and transportation funding, capital investment projects, health care reform and other issues. The Feb.