John H. Kinnen Jr.
March 30, 1915 - Jan. 8, 2001
John H. Kinnen Jr., 85, died Monday, Jan. 8, at the Frazee Care Center.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13, from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Shell Lake Township (near Osage).
Interment will be at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Toad Lake Township, with the Furey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers will be David Moldenhauer, Thomas Kinnen, Robert Kinnen, Dan Kinnen, Travis Johnson, Eric Swenson, Keith Kinnen and Andy Kinnen.
John Henry Kinnen, son of John and Anna Bose Kinnen, was born in Toad Lake Township of Becker County on March 30, 1915.
He attended country school, worked on the family farm and married Laura Bonau at Evergreen on Dec. 16, 1936.
They moved to Rockford, Ill., where Mr. Kinnen worked as a machinist, and then returned to Evergreen Township and farmed.
They later moved to Toad Lake Township, where they farmed and operated Kinnen Boat Works, a firm which manufactured boats.
Mr. Kinnen retired in 1972 and then they built a home on the south side of Big Toad Lake. Mrs. Kinnen died Dec. 21, 1984.
Surviving are a close personal friend - Mayme Knudsen, Frazee; four sons - John Harold (Cynthia), Valdez, Alaska; Jim (Kaye), Glyndon; Russell, Frazee, and Ron (Jill), Detroit Lakes; three daughters - Evelyn (Marlo) Moldenhauer, Apple Valley; Marie (James) Wokasch, Perham, and Carol (Cliff) Swenson, Ulen, and two sisters - Tracy Eidenschink, Detroit Lakes, and Anna Blauert, Wadena. There are 17 grandchildren and 10 great - grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Kinnen also was preceded in death by a daughter (June, who died in 1979) and his parents.
Visitation: Friday, Jan. 12, 4 - 8 p.m., Furey Funeral Home in Frazee. Also one hour prior to funeral at Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Ruth M. Nethercott
Aug. 3, 1917 - Jan. 7, 2001
Ruth M. Nethercott, 83, a Detroit Lakes resident since 1980, died at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo on Sunday, Jan. 7.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13, from First Baptist Church in Detroit Lakes.
Dr. Lee Eliason and Rev. James Hinson will officiate, the organist will be Priscilla Hinson and Kim Schnitzer will be the soloist.
Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, with the West - Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbeareres will be Nathan Knoll, Aaron Knoll, Michael Hennings, Keith Bateman, Bert Hanson and Gary Schmit.
Ruth Eliason, daughter of Einer and Ingeborg Teigen Eliason, was born Aug. 3, 1917, in Robsart, Sask., Canada, and moved with her family at the age of seven to Kuroki, Sask., where she grew up.
She attended Alberta Baptist Bible Academy in Wetaskiwin, Alta., Canada, graduating in 1944.
On April 11, 1944, she and Charles Nethercott were married in Kuroki, Sask., Canada.
In 1946, after Mr. Nethercott returned from serving in the Canadian Medical Corps in England, they lived at Three Hills, Alta., until he graduated from Prairie Bible College in 1949
As a team ministry, the Nethercotts served Baptist churches in Saskatchewan and Manitoba in Canada and in South Dakota and Minnesota before coming to Detroit Lakes in 1980 to serve at First Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband - Rev. Charles Nethercott; three daughters - Judy (James) Knoll, Pelican Rapids; June (David) Hennings, Lincoln, Nebr., and Margaret (Nick) Mosher, Seoul, Korea; three sons - David (Diane) Nethercott, Fulton, N. Y.; James (Debra) Nethercott, Indianapolis, Ind., and Paul (Nancy) Nethercott, Tokyo, Japan; a sister - Elsie (Donald) Gustavson, St. Paul, and three brothers - Elvin Eliason, Wadena, Sask.; Haakan (Anne) Eliason, Kelowna, B. C., and Bernie (Hazel) Eliason, Regina, Sask. There are 13 grandchildren. Preceding Mrs. Nethercott in death were her parents, five sisters (Ida, Mabel, Esther, Ruby and Lella) and a brother (Oscar).
Visitation: Friday, Jan. 12, 3 - 7 p.m., West - Kjos Funeral Home. Also one hour prior to funeral at First Baptist Church.
Pauline C. Courneya
Jan. 6, 1917 - Jan. 10, 2001
Pauline C. Courneya, 84, formerly of Detroit Lakes, died at her home in Moorhead on Thursday, Jan. 10.
The funeral was at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16, from Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead.
Interment was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake Park, with the Vigen - Wright Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pauline C. Temple, daughter of Frank and Elizabeth Rieniets Temple, was born Jan. 6, 1917, in Osceola, Ark.
She grew up and attended country school south of Lake Park, worked at Miladyís Beauty Shop in Detroit Lakes and later (about 1943) purchased the business.
On Feb. 14, 1953, she and Garnett Courneya were married in Detroit Lakes.
Mrs. Courneya sold the beauty shop and retired in 1987 and moved to Moorhead.
Surviving are three step - sons - Wayne Courneya, Minnetonka; Curtis Courneya, Fridley, and Robert Courneya, Brooklyn Park; three step - daughters - Norma Neitzke, Detroit Lakes; Janice Mickelson, Frazee, and Bette Westlie, Minneapolis; a brother - John Temple, Garden Grove, Calif., and seven sisters - Bernice Wahl, Bernadette Rudolph and Elizabeth Pederson, all of Moorhead; Esther (Burton) Eide, Hitterdal; Betty Fisk, Monona, Ia.; Patricia (Bob) Mitchell, Little Rock, Ark., and Judy (Cliff) Hahn, Yorba Linda, Calif. There are 14 step - grandchildren and 10 step - great - grandchildren.
Preceding Mrs. Courneya in death were her husband (who died Oct. 15, 1978), her parents, two sisters and a brother.
Emery G. Shaffer
Feb. 27, 1914 - Jan. 13, 2001
Emery G. Shaffer, 86, Detroit Lakes, died at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo on Saturday, Jan. 13.
There will be a private family service, with the David - Donehower Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Emery Shaffer, son of George and Estella Grey Shaffer, was born Feb. 27, 1914, in Agricola, Kan.
He grew up and attended schools in the Agricola area, graduated from Quenemo (Kan.) High School and worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps at the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge north of Detroit Lakes.
Mr. Shaffer later worked with the Fish and Wildlife division of the Tamarac Refuge and served as a machinistís mate aboard the battleship, the U. S. S. Alabama, during World War II.
On April 14, 1942, Mr. Shaffer and Dorothy Cadwell were married in Detroit Lakes.
Upon completing his tour of duty in the armed forces, he returned to Detroit Lakes and lived at Floyd Lake.
Mr. Shaffer was employed as chief engineer at North Star Dairy in Detroit Lakes for 25 years and then was with Swift & Co. for 10 years. He retired in 1979.
A member of The Congregatioal Church of Detroit Lakes, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening.
Surviving are his wife - Dorothy, Detroit Lakes; two sons - Dick, Bismarck, N. D., and Terry (Kris), Jamestown, N. D.; a daughter - Emily (Arthur) Bauer, Aspen, Colo.; a brother - Richard Quillen, Ottawa, Kan., and two sisters - Cecil Corona, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Ruth (George) Ford, Pomona Kan. There are five grandchildren and two great - grandchildren.
Preceding Mr. Shaffer in death were his parents and two sisters (Florence and Mary).
Memorials: Preferred to The Congregational Church of Detroit Lakes.
Sept. 15, 1921 - Jan. 13, 2001
Ben Holtgrewe, 79, died Saturday, Jan. 13, at his home in Detroit Lakes.
The funeral was at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16, from the West - Kjos Chapel, with Rev. Tim Cook officiating.
Interment was at the Richwood Lakeside Cemetery in Richwood Township, with the West - Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Terry Seaberg, Scott Wilson, Donavon Strandberg, Mike Friesen, Kyle Jordet and Thomas Ryan.
The honorary pallbearers included Enrique Vasquez, Fred Hedlund, Joseph Erb, Daniel Seaberg, Kermit Jordet and Ken Jordet.
Ben Holtgrewe, son of George and Martha Luhr Holtgrewe, was born Sept. 15, 1921, in Paderborn, Germany.
He moved to the United States at the age of two and the family settled at Dwight, N. D., where he was raised and attended school.
During World War II, Mr. Holtgrewe served with the U. S. Army and - on Aug. 17, 1963 - he and Margaret Quinlin were married in Detroit Lakes.
They lived in Moorhead, where he owned and operated a radiator shop, and then moved to Detroit Lakes in 1970. He then was employed as a sheet metal worker until retiring in 1983.
The Holtgrewes had spent the past 17 winters in Arizona.
Mr. Holtgrewe enjoyed camping and fishing.
Surviving are his wife - Margaret; three sons - Thomas (Jayne) Holtgrewe, Moorhead, and Melvin (Darlene) Wilson and Jim (Pam) Wilson, both of Rochert; three daughters - Sharon (Duane) Price, Arizona, and Lorraine (Bud) Seaberg and Cheryl (Glenn) Gunderson, both of Detroit Lakes, and two brothers - Charles (Ida K.) Holtgrewe and George (Bert) Holtgrewe, both of Detroit Lakes. There are 25 grandchildren and 32 great - grandchildren.
Preceding Mr. Holtgrewe in death were his parents, a brother (Henry) and a sister (Katherine
F. Delores Krump
April 1, 1918 - Jan. 13, 2001
F. Delores Krump, 82, died Saturday, Jan. 13, at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.
The funeral was at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19, from St. Johnís Catholic Church in Wahpeton, with Rev. Dale Lagodinski officiating.
Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Wahpeton, with the Vertin - Munson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Frances Delores Forcier, daughter of Joseph and Wilhemina Reimer Forcier, was born April 1, 1918, in Stewart.
The family moved to Ogema and then to Belle Prairie, where she attended the Belle Prairie Convent School.
She moved to Wahpeton after attending school and married John Krump at Wahpeton on July 26, 1939.
Mrs. Krump was a member of St. Johnís Catholic Church, belonged to Christian Mothers and enjoyed baseball, especially the Minnesota Twins.
Surviving are her husband - John, Detroit Lakes; five children - Tony (Elaine) Krump, Yakima, Wash.; Jerome F. (Cindy) Krump, Olympia, Wash.; Darlene (Mike) Gripentrog, Stillwater; Jaye (Jim) Smuhl, Hastings, and Mary (Bob) McDougall, Detroit Lakes, and a sister - Mary Rasinski, Little Falls. There are 14 grandchildren and 10 great - grandchildren.
Preceding Mrs. Krump in death were her parents, a son (Leo, who died in infancy), three sisters and five brothers.