DL News Staff
May 15, 1917-Sept. 9, 2008 Lester M. Haugen, 91, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. Lester M. Haugen was born to John and Carrie (Oien) Haugen on May 15, 1917 in Lake Eunice Township, where he grew up and attended District 78 country school. He worked on the family farm and also worked for neighboring farmers. He then served in the United States Army from 1942-46, stationed in England and Germany.
June 3, 1939-Sept. 7, 2008 Donna M.H. Rinehart, 69, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, September 7, 2008 at St. Mary's Innovis Hospital in Detroit Lakes. Donna Mae Helen Hendrickson was born to H. Gilman and Mamie (Tollefsrud) Hendrickson on June 3, 1939 in Ulen. She grew up on the farm in Ulen, and was baptized and confirmed at Calvary Lutheran Church, Ulen. Donna lived for a short time in Hawley before moving to Detroit Lakes. She married Arnold Vange Nov. 27, 1971 in Detroit Lakes. Arnold passed away Sept. 6, 1985. Donna married Gene Rinehart on Sept. 12, 1989 in Detroit Lakes.
June 7, 1923-Sept. 8, 2008 Della J. Peterson, 85, of Moorhead, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, September 8, 2008. Della Jane Askegaard was born to Clark and Sena (Thompson) Askegaard on June 7, 1923 in Comstock, Minn., where she grew up and graduated from high school. She then went on to Moorhead State College, where she received her teacher's certificate, and went on to teach in rural Baker, Minn. On Oct. 20, 1943, Della married Lauren Peterson in Comstock. Together, they settled on the farm near Baker and raised eight children.
Nicholas Jack Kaluzniak, M.D., 78, of Pelican Rapids, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 7, 2008 at Meritcare Palliative Care Center in Fargo, after a courageous battle with cancer. Nicholas is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Joan Kaluzniak; daughters, Carla (Jonathon) Parrington of Eden Prairie, Minn., and Monica (Mark) LaBriola of Sacramento, Calif.; sons, Paul Kaluzniak of Forest Lake, Minn., David (Tracy) Kaluzniak of Plymouth, Minn., and Michael Kaluzniak of St.
Sept. 13, 1949-Sept. 5, 2008 Detroit Lakes native Genevieve "Genny" F. Klinefelter, 58, of Monticello, Minn., peacefully passed away at her home, surrounded by her family. on Friday, September 5, 2008 after a courageous two-year battle with ovarian cancer. Genevieve Francis Stenger was born to Joe and Margaret (Carr) Stenger on Sept. 13, 1949 in Detroit Lakes. Genny graduated with honors from Frazee High School in 1967. After graduation, she moved to the Twin Cities, where she graduated from Lowthian College for Fashion Merchandising.
Dec. 16, 1922-Sept. 8, 2008 Former Fargo resident Marian E. Strand, 85, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, September 8, 2008 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. Marion Elaine Cates was born to Eldred and Florence (Quance) Cates on Dec. 16, 1922 in St. Paul. As a young girl, she moved to Fargo, where she received her education, graduating from Fargo Central High School. Marian worked for the Weather Bureau at Hector Airport in Fargo during World War II. On Oct. 26, 1946 she married Duane R. Strand in Fargo. They made their home in Fargo until moving to the San Francisco Bay area in 1961.
Feb. 24, 1927-Sept. 2, 2008 Former Dilworth resident Gerhardt Busche 81, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, September 2, 2008 in Detroit Lakes. Gerhardt was born to Louis and Amanda (Wagner) Busche on Feb. 24, 1927, on the family farm near Litchville. He grew up and attended school in that area. Gerhardt married Verna May Eggert in Detroit Lakes on July 19, 1948. They lived in Dumont, Minn., until 1955 when they moved to Fargo. Gerhardt worked for Armour and Company in West Fargo for 13 years.
Sept. 4, 1943-Sept. 1, 2008 Carole M. Olds, 64, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, September 1, 2008, at St. Mary's Innovis Health, Detroit Lakes. Carole M. Vogt was born to Joseph and Mable (Westgard) Vogt on Sept. 4, 1943 in Detroit Lakes, where she grew up and received her education. She received her G.E.D. later in her life, of which she was very proud. On July 11, 1964 she married Donald Olds in Detroit Lakes. They made their home in rural Detroit Lakes, where they raised their family. Carole liked to cook, bake, read, hunt and fish.
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 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.