DL News Staff
Dec. 30, 1947-Sept. 17, 2008 Gail E. Paulson, 60, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, September 17, 2008 in a motor vehicle accident with her father, Robert Brolin, that occurred near Detroit Lakes. Gail E. Brolin was born to Robert and Ariel (DeWitt) Brolin on Dec. 30, 1947 in Detroit Lakes, where she grew up and attended school, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School. She moved to Fargo and attended business school, before moving to the Twin Cities and working for Norwest Banks. She worked for Norwest Banks for 36 years, retiring in 2004.
Dec. 4, 1920-Sept. 17, 2008 Margaret E. Holtgrewe, 87, of Frazee, died Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at the Frazee Care Center in Frazee. Margaret E. Quinlan was born to Joseph and Ione Caye Quinlan on Dec. 4, 1920 in Richwood. She grew up near Richwood and attended country school there. In 1937 she married Melvin Wilson in Detroit Lakes. They made their home in the Rochert area, and later moved into Detroit Lakes. Melvin died in 1959. In 1964, Margaret married Bernard Holtgrewe. They lived in Moorhead for six years before moving to rural Detroit Lakes. Bernard died in 2001.
Marlene Jean Honer, 48, of 40133 Purlieu Road, Dent has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle. She is also charged with gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI, test refusal. At about 11:15 a.m.
Aug. 22, 1935-Sept. 15, 2008 Evelyn R. Palm, 73, of Rochert, died Monday, September 15, 2008 at her residence. Evelyn R. Matejka was born to John and Mary (Honcik) Matejka on Aug. 22, 1935 in rural Hitterdal, where she grew up, graduating from Hitterdal High School. She moved to Detroit Lakes and went to work for First National Bank. On June 15, 1956 she married David C. Palm in Hawley. They made their home and raised their family in Rochert.
June 27, 1915-Sept. 15, 2008 Gladys M. Hermanson, 93, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, September 15, 2008 at St. Mary's Nursing Center in Detroit Lakes. Gladys M. Maring was born to Butolf and Tilda (Peterson) Maring on June 27, 1915 in Georgetown, Minn., where she grew up and attended school. She later attended Moorhead State Teachers College, where she received her teaching certificate. Her first teaching job came at the age of 17, at a country school near Georgetown. She then taught in Mahnomen, where she met Alton O.
Jan. 3, 1942-Aug. 11, 2008 Detroit Lakes native Allan C. "Buck" Mortenson, 66, of Clear, Alaska, died Sunday, August 11, 2008 in Nenana, Alaska. Allan Curtis "Buck" Mortenson was born to Andrew and Ruth (Day) Mortenson on Jan. 3, 1942 in Detroit Lakes. He was raised in Ogema, along with nine brothers and sisters. He went to school in Waubun, and worked on farms and at grain elevators. In 1962, Buck married JoAnne Manning and together they had four children: Debbie, Tony, Lana, and Allan. Buck joined the U.S. Navy in 1960, and retired in 1980 as a Vietnam War veteran.
Jan. 24, 1925-Sept. 12, 2008 Virginia Dixon, 83, of Fargo, died Friday, September 12, 2008, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Virginia, the daughter of Ernest and Esther (Malm) Jordahl, was born Jan. 24, 1925, in Detroit Lakes, and grew up in Lake Park, where she graduated as valedictorian of her high school class. Virginia graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1947, and was employed as a social worker in Yellow Medicine County, Minn., before she married Bob Slater of Aberdeen, S.D.
May 28, 1961-Sept. 11, 2008 Former Roseau resident Terry Lynn Roll, 47, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, September 11, 2008 at St. Mary's Innovis Hospital in Detroit Lakes. Terry Lynn Oslund was born to Layton and Marie (Benson) Oslund on May 28, 1961 in Roseau. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Riverside Lutheran in Wannaska, Minn. She graduated from Roseau High School in 1979 and attended school in Crookston. Terry married Wesley Roll on Sept. 20, 1980 at Riverside Lutheran in Wannaska.
Feb. 3, 1991-Sept. 5, 2008 Trent R. DeMaris, 17, of Montevideo, Minn., died on Friday, September 5, 2008 at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis due to an accidental shooting. Trent Robert DeMaris was born on Feb. 3, 1991 in Milbank, S.D. He was baptized at South Shore, S.D., and attended school in Wilmot, S.D. In 1997 he moved with his family to Montevideo, where he attended Montevideo Public Schools. He was confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church on Oct. 6, 2006 and received his GED a year earlier than expected.
March 7, 1919-Sept. 5, 2008 Detroit Lakes native Edna Kufus, 89, of St. Paul, died Friday, September 5, 2008 in St. Paul. Edna Pearson was born on March 7, 1919 in Detroit Lakes, and maintained a summer residence at Fern Beach, on Lake Melissa, until the time of her death. After graduating from college, Edna taught home economics in high school prior to starting a family, and thereafter excelled as a homemaker, wife and mother. She enjoyed travel and golf, and was an active member of the College Club-American Association of University Women.