DL News Staff
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sept. 14, 1975-Jan. 11, 2008 Stanley R. Prenta, Jr., 32, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, January 11, 2008 at his residence in Detroit Lakes. Stanley Raymond Prenta, Jr., was born to Stanley Sr. and Geraldine (Mayberry) Prenta on Sept. 14, 1975 in Northridge, Calif. He had lived in Lake Park and later moved to Barnesville, Minn., with his father in 1982. Throughout his life, Stanley traveled many journeys, but loved his family; especially his daughter, Desiree.
March 28, 1921-Jan. 14, 2008 Former Callaway, Audubon and Lake Park resident Ralph A. Matter, 86, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, January 14, 2008 at St. Mary's Nursing Center in Detroit Lakes. Ralph Alfred Matter was born to Alfred and Ruth (Frantz) Matter on March 28, 1921 at Wabasso, Minn. As a young boy, he moved with his family to rural Callaway, and attended rural Callaway schools. In 1944 he began farming with his family. He served with the U.S. Army, 1945-46. Following his discharge, he returned to rural Callaway, where he continued to farm. Ralph married Joyce Flynn on Feb.