DL News Staff
June 23, 1921-April 8, 2008 Helen M. Hanson, 86, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Helen Marjorie Annis was born June 23, 1921 in Plainfield, Iowa. She was raised and educated in Battlecreek, Mich., Plainfield and Pine River, Minn. She graduated from Pine River High School in 1939. In 1940 she married Ed Fleshner in New Burgh, Ore. They made their home in Luverne, Minn., until 1941, before moving to Hackensack, Minn., where they resided from 1941-75. Ed died in 1974.
Jan. 20, 1919-April 6, 2008 Marvin E. "Bud" Renollet, 72, of Frazee, died on Sunday, April 6, 2008 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. Marvin Edward Renollet was born the son of Fred and Ida (Wirth) Renollet on April 14, 1935 in Gorman Township. He attended country school before attending Frazee High School, where he graduated in 1953. Bud entered the United States Army in October 1955, and served during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in July 1957. He then returned to the Frazee area, where he married Karen Rader on May 28, 1960 in Corliss Township.
Feb. 26, 1933-April 5, 2008 Eldon E. Mastin, 75, of Babbitt, Minn., passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes. Eldon Earl Mastin was born to John and Mable (Hedley) Mastin on Feb. 26, 1933 in Fullerton, Neb. At two years of age, he moved with his family to North Dakota for a short time, and then moved to Becker County in Minnesota. He attended schools around the Ogema area. In 1951, he married the love of his life, Florence Schmoll.
Sept. 17, 1921-April 6, 2008 Norma A. Sandin, 86, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, April 6, 2008 at St. Mary's Nursing Center in Detroit Lakes. Norma Aileen Holcomb was born to Herbert and Nellie (Huston) Holcomb on Sept. 17, 1921 in Detroit Lakes. She attended District 20 country school and Detroit Lakes High School (Class of 1939), then continued her education at the Detroit Lakes Business College. In 1940 she moved to Washington, D.C., where she was employed by the United States Surgeon General. Norma married Clinton "Doug" Sandin on Feb. 14, 1942 in Washington, D.C.
Oct. 18, 1926-April 6, 2008 Isabelle L. Wohlsdorf, 81, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, April 6, 2008 at her residence. Isabelle L. Olds was born to Grant and Elizabeth (French) Olds on Oct. 18, 1926 in Shell Lake Township, rural Osage, where she grew up and attended country school. On Jan. 13, 1942 she married Peter Nelson. She worked at Swift's Turkey Plant in Detroit Lakes from 1957-64. She then moved to Medford, Ore., where she worked for the Modoc Packing House and the Medford Hotel. Isabelle married Arthur Wohlsdorf on June 20, 1966.
Sept. 14, 1925-April 3, 2008 Mary B. King, 82, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, April 3, 2008 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Mary Bee Stutzman was descended from a long line of Stutzmans in America. Her ancestors arrived in Philadelphia from Switzerland in 1727. Her great grandfather was among the first to buy railroad land after the Civil War in Milford, Neb. He later filed for homestead land in Chappell, Neb., 300 miles further west. Mary was born on Sept. 14, 1925 in a farmhouse near Wood River, Neb.
Aug. 8, 1925-April 3, 2008 John Zima, 82, of Waubun, died Thursday, April 3, 2008 at Innovis Hospital in Fargo. John was born to Joseph and Anna (Beran) Zima on Aug. 8, 1925 near White Earth. He attended country school in Maple Grove Township and served with the United States Navy from October 1944 to November of 1946. John married Elaine Dalve on June 7, 1949 in White Earth. They farmed in White Earth Township near White Earth and, starting in 1955, John hauled livestock to the stockyards in Fargo, and grain for area farmers. He retired in 2007.
Jan. 20, 1919-April 6, 2008 Norman B. Erickson, 89, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, April 6, 2008 at St. Mary's Nursing Center, Detroit Lakes. Norman was born to John and Bertha (Eid) Erickson on Jan. 20, 1919 in the Sundahl Township, near Fertile, Minn. As a young adult he worked with his father in the oil business, as a dealer. Norman married Gladys Knutson on Sept. 17, 1938 in Crookston, Minn. They raised their family in Fertile, and later moved to Detroit Lakes. They moved to Prescott, Wis., where they lived for nine years before returning to Detroit Lakes for their retirement years.
Former Detroit Lakes resident Kenneth Hinshaw passed away on Friday, March 28, 2008 in LaPorte, Ind. Kenneth was born to Stanley and Cathryn Hinshaw in Tulare, S.D. in 1927. He married Lorraine Mortenson in 1950 in LaPorte. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1945, and spent four years serving his country.
May 15, 1918-April 3, 2008 Frankie Buttram, 89, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, April 3, 2008 at Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. Frankie was born to Silas and Delphi (Hartman) Dodd on May 15, 1918 in White Rock, S.D. As a young child, she moved with her family to Vergas, and then to Frazee, where she was raised and educated. She married Ed Fogel in 1937. They made their home in Frazee. Frankie moved to Portland, Ore., in 1947, with her sons Don, Richard, Kenneth and Robert. She married Joe Buttram on Oct. 2, 1949 and had two daughters with him, JoAnne and Linda.