DL News Staff
June 28, 1930-Dec. 30, 2007 Dennis W. Johnson, 77, of Mora, died on Sunday, December 30, 2007 at his home. Dennis Walter Johnson was born to John Walter and Pearl (Seline) Johnson on June 28, 1930 in Mora, Minn. He grew up on the family dairy farm north of Mora, and graduated from Mora High School in 1947. Dennis was a member of the school football and basketball teams. From 1951-53 he served in the United States Army. After returning to civilian life, he attended Gustavus Adolphus College, where he met Carol Johnson of Callaway.
Sept. 20, 1928-Jan. 4, 2008 Delores H. Ohman, 79, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, January 4, 2008 at St. Mary's Nursing Center, Detroit Lakes, under the care of Hospice of The Red River Valley. Delores H. Kaatz was born to Ernest and Maggie (Hall) Kaatz on Sept. 20, 1928 in Detroit Lakes. She grew up in rural Audubon, and attended country school there. She then worked as a switchboard operator for Bell Telephone in Detroit Lakes. On Sept. 21, 1947 she married Clifford Ohman in Audubon.
Sept. 4, 1913-Jan. 3, 2008 Marie R. Rinehart, 94, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, January 3, 2008 at Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. Marie R. Lex was born to John and Viktoria (Friesl) Lex on Sept. 4, 1913 in Mankato, Minn., where she grew up and received her education. On Jan. 18, 1936 she married Lester Rinehart in Mankato, where they lived until moving to Detroit Lakes in 1955. Marie was a gentle and caring person who had a generous spirit. Her artistic talents could be seen in the many things she created. She will be remembered for her constant smile.
Oct. 22, 1939-Jan. 1, 2008 Lyle K. Thompson, 68, of Ice Cracking Lake, passed away on Tuesday, January l, 2008 at the Heritage Living Center in Park Rapids. Lyle Kenneth Thompson was born to George and Rose (Bunker) Thompson on Oct. 22, 1939 at White Earth. He attended public school and grew into manhood at Pine Point, Minn. As a young man, Lyle Joined the United States Air Force, and proudly served his country. Following his honorable discharge from the military, Lyle returned to Pine Point. Later, he attended chef's school in Minneapolis.
June 24, 1927-Jan. 6, 2008 Clarence J. Alder, 80, of Callaway, died Sunday, January 6, 2008 at St. Mary's Regional Health Center in Detroit Lakes. Clarence Julian Alder was born to Alton and Mable (Peterson) Alder on June 24, 1927 in rural Rollag. He attended Woodland District 3 Country School near Rollag. Clarence served in the U.S. Army from 1945-47, during World War II. After the war he returned to the Rollag area and worked on various farms. On June 1, 1949 Clarence married Daisy Maulsby in Detroit Lakes.
March 27, 1923-Jan. 8, 2008 Helen E. Houge, 84, of Detroit Lakes, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at Innovis Health in Fargo. Helen Esther Skulstad was born to Martin and Magna (Rismoen) Skulstad on March 27, 1923 on a farm near Dalton, Minn. She was baptized in Ten Mile Lake Church in Tumuli Township, Otter Tail County. Helen started country school in Underwood. In 1933, Helen moved with her family to Hamden Township, near Audubon. She was confirmed in October 1937 from Saron Lutheran Church, Audubon.
Aug. 10, 1978-Jan. 1, 2008 Teanna Marie Clark, 29, whose Ojibwe name is "Gaag Equay" (which means "Porcupine Woman"), of Redby, Minn., died Tuesday, January 1, 2008 at her home. Teanna was born the daughter of Mary Lou (Clark) Norcross and Michael Norcross, Sr., on Aug. 10, 1978 in Red Lake, Minn. She was raised in Red Lake and Kelliher. After receiving her certified nursing assistant certificate, she worked for REM house, Joudain/Perpich Extended Care Facility in Red Lake, Health Star Circle of Life, Goldpine and Subway.
Aug. 4, 1937-Dec. 27, 2007 Cyril C. "Cy" Howard, Jr., 70, of Naytahwaush, Minn., died Thursday, December 27, 2007, at the VA Hospital in St. Cloud. Cyril was born to Cyril and Sadie (Peake) Howard on Aug. 4, 1937, on the White Earth Reservation. He attended the Indian boarding schools at Pipestone, Wahpeton and graduated from high school from Flandreau Indian School. In the fall of 1956, he entered Haskell Institute for further studies. In 1957 he enlisted in the Air Force, and received an honorable discharge in 1960.
Jan. 17, 1928-Jan. 1, 2008 Former Frazee resident Evelyn L. Beck, 79, of Wadena, died on Tuesday, January 1, 2008 in Fair Oaks Lodge, Wadena. Evelyn Radel was born the daughter of William and Selma (Frank) Radel on Jan. 17, 1928 in Evergreen Township, where she was raised and attended the Palmer School. She married Alvin Beck on June 17, 1947 in Evergreen Township. They moved to Spokane, Wash., where they lived for a short time before moving back to the Frazee area, where they farmed. Evelyn also worked for the Frazee School District and for St. Mary's Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.
Detroit Lakes native David Norris Hoffman, 60, died Monday, December 31, 2007. Original and loving relative and friend to so many significant people, Dave spent his life making people happy. Those who knew him best loved him for his humor, love, brilliance, true compassion, honesty, music and huge heart. He had the ability to make any situation better and always kept you laughing.