DL News Staff
Dec. 17, 1935-March 14, 2008 Former Detroit Lakes resident Jean Fingalson, 72, of Moorhead, died Friday, March 14, 2008, in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo. Jean Ann Marie Fingalson was born the daughter of Glenn C. and Dorothea G. Fingalson on Dec. 17, 1935, in Detroit Lakes. Jean attended Detroit Lakes High School and graduated in 1954. During her high school years she was active in 4-H, Luther League, Sunday school, and also taught Vacation Bible School at Richwood Lutheran Church.
Nov. 7, 1931-March 14, 2008 Kenneth V. Skoog, 76, of Wolf Lake, died unexpectedly at his home on Friday, March 14, 2008. Kenneth Virgil Skoog was born to Olaf and Saima (Hillukka) Skoog on Nov. 7, 1931 in Wolf Lake Township. Kenny married Judith Erickson on Oct. 13, 1956 in Detroit, Mich. They made their home in the Wolf Lake area. Thirteen children were born to this union. Kenny was a member of the Laestadian Lutheran Church of Menahga. His greatest pleasure was spending time with his family and friends. His home was open to all. Kenny spent most of his life trucking and farming.
May 20, 1934-March 13, 2008 Marian B. Berg, 73, a longtime resident of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, March 13, 2008 at Sunnyside Care Center, Lake Park, after a lengthy illness, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Marian Barbara Illg was born to Hugo and Laura (Mischke) Illg of Evergreen Township, Becker County on May 20, 1934. She attended country school and graduated from Frazee High School in 1952. She then attended Detroit Lakes Business College, graduating in 1953, and did office work at Swifts and Blandings. Marian married Donald Berg on July 31, 1954.
Sept. 23, 1930-March 11, 2008 Lois C. Grindland, 77, of Willmar, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at her home. Lois Constance Johnshoy was born to Rev. Joseph and Helga (Larsen) Johnshoy on Sept. 23, 1930, in Moorhead, the youngest of nine children. She grew up in the Moorhead community, graduating from Moorhead High School in 1948. She then attended Concordia College in Moorhead, graduating in 1952 with a degree in music. As a student, she sang in the Concordia Choir and was the honored "Beautiful Savior" soloist. On August 25, 1953, Lois married the Rev. Robert J.
Dec. 10, 1938-March 11, 2008 Former Detroit Lakes resident Jack D. Howe, 69, of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., died at his home surrounded by family on Tuesday, March 11, 2008, following a brief but difficult fight with cancer. Jack was born to John A. "Bud" Howe and Mabel L. Howe on Dec. 10, 1938 in Detroit Lakes. After graduation from Detroit Lakes High School in 1957, Jack attended Northwest Telegraph School in Minneapolis. He then worked for the Minnesota State Highway Department until he entered the Army in 1961. He loved baseball and played on teams in the Detroit Lakes area.
Oct. 13, 1980-Feb. 29, 2008 Christopher G. Kubat, 27, of Madison, Wis., passed away on Friday, February 29, 2008 from injuries sustained in a traffic accident. Christopher Gary Kubat was born the son of Gary and Nancy (Voss) Kubat on Oct. 13, 1980 in West Allis, Wis. He married Virginia O'Dell on June 29, 2002 in Madison.
Sept. 14, 1914-March 1, 2008 Former Detroit Lakes resident Harriet V. Torgerson-Still, 93, of Las Vegas, Nev., passed away Saturday, March 1, 2008. Harriet Vivian Lundeen was born to Charlie and Marie Lundeen on Sept. 14, 1914, in St. Paul. She was a riveter in San Diego during World War II. She owned "The Bluebird" cafe in Montana, and also in Las Vegas. She also worked for Nevada Power Company, and retired after 20 years of service. Harriet was a fun-loving, elegant woman and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
July 23, 1933-March 8, 2008 Former lakes area resident Howard S. Tingesdahl, 74, of Bakersfield, Calif., passed away Saturday, March 8, 2008, surrounded by his family and close friends. Howard Stanton Tingesdahl was born on July 23, 1933 in Moorhead, and spent his childhood in West Fargo, before moving with his family to southern California in 1959. After raising his family in Ontario, Howard and his wife returned to Minnesota during his retirement years, until two years ago, when they moved back to California to be close to family.
Oct. 19, 1934-March 11, 2008 Gerald H. Meyer, 73, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine, Minn. Gerald was born to George and Martha (Lemke) Meyer on Oct. 19, 1934 in Alexander, Iowa. When Gerald was young, his family moved to Barnesville, where he was raised and educated. He graduated from Barnesville High School. Gerald married Janet Mikkelsen on June 17, 1955. He worked as an artificial breeder in the cattle industry.
May 8, 1938-March 9, 2008 Former Minneapolis resident Gerald E. "Bud" Engstrom, 69, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, March 9, 2008 at his residence. Gerald E. Engstrom, known as "Bud," was born to Edwin and Alma (Kyllo) Engstrom on May 8, 1938. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1960 and married Lois Ratz in Detroit Lakes that same summer. Following his service in the U.S. Army, he returned to Minneapolis, where he taught at the University of Minnesota and several Twin Cities area vocational-technical colleges.