DL News Staff
Jan. 31, 1918-Feb. 27, 2008 Ruth F. Haugen, 90, of Detroit Lakes passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at Emmanuel Nursing Home. Ruth was born to Chester and Florence (Jorgeson) Churchill on Jan. 31, 1918 in Foreston, Minn. The family moved to Becker County when Ruth was just a toddler. She attended country school and then was married at a young age. After her children were born, she and her family moved to Sunnyside, Wash., returning to Detroit Lakes in 1946.
July 22, 1964-March 1, 2008 Former Detroit Lakes resident Donald R. Ferrari, 43, of Clitherall, Minn., died Saturday, March 1, 2008 at Clitherall. Donald was born to Kenneth and Shelbia (Sindle) Ferrari on July 22, 1964 in Fort Smith, Ark., where he was raised and educated. He owned and operated a used car dealership in Fort Smith, prior to moving to Detroit Lakes in 1998. Don then became a self-employed carpet layer. Don married Kathy Hokenson-Schmidt on April 3, 2003 in South Dakota. Their daughter, Haylee was born on Sept.
June 10, 1918-March 2, 2008 June Hagen-Sorter, 89, of Roseau, Minn., died Sunday, March 2, 2008. June Bernice Dunham was born to Edward and Cora Dunham on June 10, 1918 in Drayton, N.D. She was the youngest of six children. The Dunham family moved to a homestead by Wannaska, Minn., in September 1920. June attended Wannaska School for three years, then went to the Grimstead School for five years. Her brothers and father made a sled for the horse to pull them to school in winter. Sometimes they walked the two and a half miles.
March 10, 1929-Feb. 26, 2008 Former White Earth Lake resident Henry J. "Jim" Sherman, 78, passed away peacefully in the presence of his loving family on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008 in Coronado, Calif. Henry James Sherman was born March 10, 1929 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Henry Alvord Sherman and Margaret (Schermerhorn) Sherman, the eldest of three children. Jim graduated from Central High School, Tulsa, in 1947 and then attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), graduating in 1951 with a degree in geology. He then served in the U.S.
Feb. 10, 1914-Feb. 23, 2008 James R. "Jim" Evans, 94, of Vergas, died Saturday, February 23 at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Fergus Falls. James Ross Evans, known as Jim, was born to John R. and Clara "Callie" (Ross) Evans on Feb. 10, 1914 on the family farm in Johnson County, Neb. He attended elementary school in Rose Hill and high school in Tecumseh, Neb. Jim furthered his education by taking courses in diesel mechanics. Jim married Margaret "Peg" Ballard in Lincoln, Neb., on July 2, 1939. He worked for the Nebraska Department of Roads until he joined the Navy SeaBees in 1941.
Aug. 26, 1961-Feb. 29, 2008 Bruce E. Madson, 46, of rural Audubon, died unexpectedly on Friday, February 29, 2008. Bruce was born to J. Donald and Alice (Larson) Madson on Aug. 26, 1961 in Detroit Lakes. He grew up and attended school in Lake Park, graduating in 1979 from Lake Park High School. He was self-employed as a truck driver for several years, and since 1997 had worked at the Rapat Corporation in Hawley as a certified welder. Bruce enjoyed NASCAR, ice fishing, deer hunting, bingo, remodeling his home, his St.
Sept. 15, 1924-Feb. 21, 2008 Percy J. Hunter, 83, died on Thursday, February 21, 2008 in Toppinish, Wash. Percy John Hunter was born on September 15, 1924 in Killisnoo, Alaska. A member of the Tlingit tribe in southeast Alaska, Percy was Teikweidi (Brown Bear House) and a traditional culture bearer. Percy was very proud of his service in the military as a technician fourth class, serving from May 3, 1943 to Feb. 8, 1946. He was stationed in the Aleutian Islands.
Feb. 27, 1928-Jan. 26, 2008 Alice (Drumm) Rislund, 79, of Glendale, Ariz., passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 26, 2008. Alice was born Feb. 27, 1928 in Wing, N.D. She is survived by her children LaVonne (Al) Laudel, Jan Pouncey, Ron (Sharon) Rislund, LeeAnne Rislund, Kathy (Joe) Arnote and Al-len (Janet) Rislund; and 14 grand-children.
Nov. 6, 1930-Feb. 16, 1928 Barbara A. Dutton, 77, of Remer, Minn., died Saturday, Feb-ruary 16, 2008 at the Cuyuna Range Medical Center. Barbara Ann Fehr was born to Albert and Ann (Johnson) Fehr on Nov. 6, 1930 in St. Paul. She moved with her parents and older brother, Jack, to Washburn Lake near Outing, Minn., after her fam-ily purchased the Washburn Point Lodge in 1934.
Aug. 15, 1925-Feb. 16, 2008 Mathilda "Tillie" Lenius, 82, of Frazee, died on Saturday, Febru-ary 16, 2008 in her home. Mathilda Elizabeth Reyelts was born the daughter of Claus and Annie (Wandrie) Reyelts on Aug. 15, 1925, in Frazee. She was raised here and attended school, graduating from Frazee High School in 1943. She lived on the family farm and married Harold Lenius on Oct. 24, 1949, in Frazee. They made their home in Hobart Township. Tillie enjoyed gardening, sew-ing, quilting and needlework. She liked to read and play cards with her family and friends.