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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.
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.
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.
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.
June 26, 1924-Jan. 2, 2008 Eileen Thorpe, 83, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at Unity Hospital in Fridley, Minn. Eileen Miller was born to Herman and Nora (Flom) Miller on June 26, 1924 in Flom, Minn. She graduated from Waubun High School, and later from the Detroit Lakes Business College with a secretarial certificate; she then worked for the Northstar Dairy Co-op in Detroit Lakes. Eileen married Clifton Thorpe on April 29, 1949 in Twin Valley.