DL News Staff
Feb. 1, 1918-Jan. 10, 2008 Anna S. Habedank, 89, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, January 10, 2008 at St. Mary's Regional Health Center in Detroit Lakes. Anna Sophie Krabbenhoft was born to John and Sophie (Nagel) Krabbenhoft on Feb. 1, 1918 in Sebula, Iowa. She was raised in Sebula and married Alvin Habedank in Ada, Minn., on March 12, 1941. They farmed in Ada for many years, and Anna also worked at Herb's Café and the Gardner Hotel in Fargo, and did some house cleaning. The couple moved to Detroit Lakes in 1974, and Anna worked at Hills Corner Station.
March 18, 1945-Jan. 12, 2008 Charles H.L. "Chuck" Minge, 62, of Perham, died Saturday, January 12, 2008. Charles Harold Leonard Minge was born the son of Leonard and Evelyn (Dobes) Minge on March 18, 1945, in Shakopee, Minn. He lived in Jordan, Minn., until 1951, was baptized at St. Paul's Lutheran Church and moved to Delano, Minn., at the age of 6. He was confirmed at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Delano. Chuck went to country school and then to Delano High School. Chuck married Mae Opsahl in 1963, but later divorced.
July 27, 1915-Jan. 8, 2008 Audubon native Roger Broberg, 92, of Henning, Minn., died on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at the Henning Golden Living Center. Roger was born the son of Albert and Yerda (Roberg) Broberg on July 27, 1915, at Audubon, and grew up in the Audubon area. He worked as a butter maker for Land O'Lakes Creamery before getting into the hardware business. He owned and operated Coast-to-Coast hardware stores in Henning, Wahpeton. N.D., Wheaton, Minn., and Fergus Falls. He married Mabel Gullan on Aug. 30, 1936 at the Assemblies of God Church in Fargo.
Wadena will host its second Golden Gloves Boxing card this Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Wadena Armory, starting at 7:30 p.m. Wadena boxers will take on fighters from Fergus Falls, Brainerd, Leech Lake, Detroit Lakes, St. Cloud and Duluth, with 12 bouts scheduled. The main event pits 176-pound DeWayne Steward of Wadena against J.R. Robinson of Leech Lake. Other featured bouts will include 170-pound Trent Petro of Wadena vs.
Alan J. Koenig, 52, of Perham, died Wednesday, January 9, 2008, at his home. A memorial service will take place in the spring. Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham, is in charge of the arrangements. Online tributes may be posted at the Web site, schoenebergerfuneralhome.com.
Feb. 3, 1915-Jan. 8, 2008 Ida M. Smith, 92, of rural Callaway, died Tuesday, January 8, 2007 at St. Mary's Nursing Center in Detroit Lakes. Ida Martha Golkowski was born to parents Carl and Dora (Steffen) Golkowski on Feb. 3, 1915 in Frazee. She was baptized and confirmed at Evergreen Lutheran Church, rural Frazee and attended District 90 country school in Becker County. After school she helped out local farmers with housework and cooking. Ida married Earl Smith in 1938. They moved to Stephen, Minn., where she worked at a local hotel.
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.
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.
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.
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.