DL News Staff
Sept. 28, 1925-Sept. 19, 2008 Esther M. Goodman, 82, of Mahnomen, died Friday, September 19, 2008 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. Esther Marie Ahbedaush was born to Charles and Alice (Northup) Ahbedaush on Sept. 28, 1925 in Twin Lakes Township, near Mahnomen. She attended rural Mahnomen County Schools and the Indian School in Flandreau, S.D. She lived in Minneapolis prior to returning to the White Earth area. Esther married Joseph Goodman on June 21, 1952 in Park Rapids. She worked for the Ah Gwah Ching Sanatorium at Walker, Minn., for a number of years.
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.
April 29, 1920-Sept. 17, 2008 Robert L. Brolin, 88, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, September 17, 2008 in a motor vehicle accident with his daughter, Gail Paulson, that occurred near Detroit Lakes. Robert L. Brolin was born to Oscar and Mildred (Shores) Brolin on April 29, 1920 in Williams, Minn. The family moved to rural Detroit Lakes, where Robert grew up and attended country school. On May 5, 1940 he married Ariel DeWitt. They made their home near Lake Melissa, in rural Detroit Lakes.
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.
Funeral services for Lake Park native Hazel Haugen of Albuquerque, N.M., are scheduled to take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, in Eksjo Lutheran Church, Lake Park. A lunch will be served at the church following services. Hazel was the wife of Wilbur Haugen and sister to Gordon Lester Norris and Esther Nelson.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.