DL News Staff
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.
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. 21, 1921-Jan. 6, 2008 Garfield D. Helgeson, 86, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, January 6, 2008 at Emmanuel Nursing Home of Detroit Lakes. Garfield Duane Helgeson was born to Knute and Alma (Tholen) Helgeson on Aug. 21, 1921 in Mayville, N.D. As a young boy, he moved with his family to the Tholen farm south of Audubon. In the spring of 1924, they moved east of Audubon, and then moved back to the Tholen farm in 1932. Garfield finished eight grades of school in Lake Center District 78. He graduated from Audubon High School in 1939. He was confirmed at St.
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.
May 23, 1925-Jan. 5, 2008 Leona Tingelstad, 82, of rural Detroit Lakes, died on Saturday, January 5, 2008 at her home. Leona Priem was born the daughter of Walter and Alice (Johnson) Priem on May 23, 1925 in Dunn Township, near Vergas. She was baptized Nov. 8, 1925, at Zion Lutheran Church, rural Pelican Rapids, and was confirmed April 20, 1958, also at Zion Lutheran Church. She attended school at District 149 in Dunn Township. On Oct. 7, 1943, Leona married Milan Tingelstad in South Dakota. Leona was a homemaker and a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church.
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.
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.
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.