DL News Staff
May 11, 1925-April 12, 2009 Raymond Berg, 83, of Hawley, passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2009 at his home at the Hawley Senior Living Center in Hawley, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Raymond was born the son of John and Julia (Skeim) Berg on May 11, 1925 in Ulen. He was raised in the Ulen-Twin Valley area, where he attended school and worked on the family farm. Ray entered the United States Army and served in Japan during World War II. After his discharge, he returned to the family farm.
May 16, 1918-April 10, 2009 Lillian I. Carlson, 90, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, April 10, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Lillian was born to Nels and Hannah Hanson Olson on May 16, 1918 in Shell Lake Township, rural Osage, where she grew up and attended country school before moving into Detroit Lakes. She then attended Detroit Lakes High School, graduating in 1937. On Feb. 12, 1940, Lillian married Leonard Carlson in Detroit Lakes, where they made their home. Lillian was a babysitter for many families in Detroit Lakes.
Sept. 10, 1933-April 11, 2009 Beverly A. Pillatzke, 75, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, April 11, 2009 at Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Detroit Lakes. Beverly was born to Lacy and Amelia (Tanberg) Greek on Sept. 10, 1933 in Mohall, N.D., where she grew up and attended school, graduating from Mohall High School in 1951. She then attended Bottineau Junior College. On Sept. 11, 1954 Beverly married James Pillatzke in N.D. They lived in Anamoose, N.D., where Beverly taught country school. In 1959 they moved to Barnesville. Bev went back to college, attending St.
Felix Hamlin, 71, of Frazee, died Monday, April 6, 2009, in Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, N.D. Services are pending. Stennes Funeral Home, East Grand Forks, www.stennesfuneralhome.com .
Juliette C. Gunderson, 91, Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, April 7, 2009, in Oak Crossing, Detroit Lakes. Juliette Clair Omundson was born October 24, 1917, in Maple Creek, Sask., Canada, to Stephen and Anne (Hoghoug) Omundson. While a child, she moved with her family to Detroit Lakes. She is a 1936 graduate of Detroit Lakes High School. Juliette was united in marriage with Magnus "Mox" Gunderson, May 8, 1943, in Detroit Lakes.
Bonnie Kay Beaman, 50, Vergas, died in her home near Vergas on April 5, 2009. Bonnie Kay Schermerhorn was born on May 11, 1958, in Perham to Allan and Elaine (Stebbins) Schermerhorn. She grew up in rural Vergas on a farm, attended school in Perham, graduating from Perham High School. On June 3, 1978, she was married at the United Methodist Church in Dent and was married for 23 years. Bonnie was a hardworking woman. Over the years she worked at Goodman's Grocery Store, owned a mink farm, did daycare and most recently had her own cleaning business for the past several years.
Elton Arthur "Tommie" Thompson died April 4, 2009, in his home, surrounded by his family. Elton, son of Thomas and Gertrude Thompson, was born Dec. 26, 1914, in Ayr, N.D., and attended high school in McIntosh, S.D. He attended two years at the University of South Dakota before he moved to Milwaukee, where he met Mildred Soderberg. They got married June 24, 1939, in Milwaukee. WWII interrupted family life, and Elton served with the 11th Armored Infantry in Europe. He was awarded the Purple Heart and other commendations for his bravery and service.
Mary Nudell, 54, Pelican Rapids, formerly of Enderlin, N.D., died on Friday, April 3, 2009, in the Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Cancer Treatment Centers of America) in Zion, Ill. Mary Ann Metz was born Sept. 25, 1954, in Browns Valley, Minn., the daughter of James and Shirley (Ziemer) Metz. Mary graduated from Browns Valley High School. On Sept. 3, 1971, Mary was united in marriage to David Nudell in Sisseton, S.D. Mary and David owned and operated a farm in Enderlin until 200l when they sold the business to Olson Farms. She worked for Olson Farms from 2001 to present.
Robert Berg, 70, Detroit Lakes, passed away Saturday April 4, 2009, in Innovis Health in Fargo, N.D. Robert was born Nov. 5, 1938, to Arnold and Anna (Fraisl) Berg in Osakis, Minn. He graduated from Osakis High School in 1957. Robert enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1957 and received an honorable discharge in 1964. On June 15, 1960, he married Rita Roeckel. They moved to Alexandria, where he was employed by National Food Stores. In 1965, he moved to the Fargo-Moorhead area as manager of the National Food Store. He continued for many years to be associated with the grocery business.
Ronald E. Broberg Sr., 73, rural Detroit Lakes, died Friday, April 3, 2009, in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo, N.D. Ron was born on April 19, 1935, the son of Harry and Hulda (Dorff) Broberg in Audubon. He was raised and attended school in Audubon until the age of 13, when Ron's family moved to rural Detroit Lakes. As a young adult, Ron was active in Golden Gloves Boxing and worked for Addison-Miller Ice Company removing snow off the ice for the harvest. Ron was united in marriage to Marietta Johnson on June 8, 1957, in Assembly of God Church, Detroit Lakes.