DL News Staff
Oct. 1, 1919-Feb. 16, 2008 Norman O. Siekas, 88, of De-troit Lakes, died Saturday, Febru-ary 16, 2008 at his home, with his dedicated wife of 65 years by his side. Norman Olaf Siekas was born to Arvid and Jennie (Houtari) Siekas on Oct. 1, 1919 in Han-cock, Mich. At age 12, he moved with his family to Tapiola, Mich., where he graduated from John Doelle High School in 1939. Norman moved to Detroit, Mich., in 1940, and started his career with Ex-Cell-O Corporation in 1941. Norman married Marian I. Eg-gleston on July 1, 1942 in Detroit, Mich. He was drafted into the U.S.
DETROIT LAKES - Sen. Keith Langseth and Rep. Paul Marquart will hold a town meeting in Detroit Lakes Saturday, Feb. 9, to hear from area residents on state issues. The meeting will be from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes City Hall. Langseth, chair of the Senate Capital Investment Committee, and Marquart, House Property Tax Relief Division chairman, will host five meetings around the area to hear residents' ideas and concerns regarding property taxes, education and transportation funding, capital investment projects, health care reform and other issues. The Feb.
March 28, 1921-Jan. 14, 2008 Former Callaway, Audubon and Lake Park resident Ralph A. Matter, 86, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, January 14, 2008 at St. Mary's Nursing Center in Detroit Lakes. Ralph Alfred Matter was born to Alfred and Ruth (Frantz) Matter on March 28, 1921 at Wabasso, Minn. As a young boy, he moved with his family to rural Callaway, and attended rural Callaway schools. In 1944 he began farming with his family. He served with the U.S. Army, 1945-46. Following his discharge, he returned to rural Callaway, where he continued to farm. Ralph married Joyce Flynn on Feb.
Feb. 9, 1923-Jan. 14, 2008 Beatrice L. Jacobson, 84, of Audubon, passed away Monday, January 14, 2008, at St. Mary's Regional Health Center, Detroit Lakes. Beatrice was born to Theodore and Agnes (Swinland) Larson on Feb. 9, 1923 in Alberta, Canada. She moved to the United States in 1940. On Aug. 22, 1942 she married Walter Jacobson in Hendrum, Minn. Together they settled and raised their family in Audubon.
Sept. 14, 1975-Jan. 11, 2008 Stanley R. Prenta, Jr., 32, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, January 11, 2008 at his residence in Detroit Lakes. Stanley Raymond Prenta, Jr., was born to Stanley Sr. and Geraldine (Mayberry) Prenta on Sept. 14, 1975 in Northridge, Calif. He had lived in Lake Park and later moved to Barnesville, Minn., with his father in 1982. Throughout his life, Stanley traveled many journeys, but loved his family; especially his daughter, Desiree.
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.
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.
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.
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.