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March 27, 1932-Nov. 26, 2007 Arland E. Baumgart, 75, of Perham, died suddenly and unexpectedly from cancer on Monday, November 26, 2007, at Tri County Hospital, Wadena. Arland Elder Baumgart was born the son of Otto and Hedwig (Bahls) Baumgart on March 27, 1932, in Perham. He was in the U.S. Army from 1952-54. On Sept. 19, 1955, Arland married Dorene Manning and together they had seven children. Dorene died in 1999. Arland was employed by Toledo Scales of Little Falls, Minn., Culligan and Dynamic Homes, both in Detroit Lakes, before venturing on his own as a farmer and carpenter.
Nov. 5, 1928-Nov. 21, 2007 Cecelia "Pat" Swanson, 79, of Fergus Falls, died Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at Midwest Home Health in Fergus Falls. Cecelia, the daughter of Roy and Frances (Berger) Adams, was born Nov. 5, 1928 in Frazee. She was baptized and confirmed at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and graduated from Frazee High School and St. Cloud School of Beauty Culture. On May 27, 1949, she married Mervin (Murray) Swanson in Frazee. The couple resided in Glasgow, Mont., where they owned and operated H & S Surplus Store, which later became Swanson's Furniture & Surplus.
Aug. 2, 1936-Nov. 25, 2007 Marjorie L. Ruch, 71, of Frazee, died Sunday, November 25, 2007, surrounded by her family and under care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Marjorie Laverne Seffinga was born to Charles and Grace (Crye) Seffinga on Aug. 2, 1936 in Radisson, Wis. She was raised in Lemington, Wis., and attended grade school in Couderay, Wis., later attending high school in Winter, Wis. After completing school, Marjorie married Sherman Ruch and they resided for a short time in Illinois and later Iowa before moving to Anoka, Minn., in the late 1950s.
Dec. 9, 1918-Nov. 24, 2007 Former Detroit Lakes resident Ernest W. Muckala, 88, of New York Mills, passed away on November 24, 2007 at the Elders' Home in New York Mills. Ernest Wilbert Muckala was born to John and Minnie (Carey) Muckala on Dec. 9, 1918 in New York Mills. He grew up on the family farm in New York Mills, and graduated from New York Mills High School with the class of 1938. Ernest drove truck and also farmed in rural New York Mills. On May 19, 1940, Ernest married Elsie Hanninen. Ernest and Elsie made their home in New York Mills.
Jan. 19, 1907-Sept. 12, 2009 Hazel Haugo, 102, of rural Waubun, died Saturday, September 12, 2009 at the Eventide Home in Moorhead. At the time of her death she was one of the oldest residents of Mahnomen County and was believed to be the oldest graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead. Hazel was born to Ole and Barbro Syverson, Norwegian immigrants, on Jan. 19, 1907 on a farm near Ulen. She was baptized on March 17, 1907 at the Atlanta Lutheran Church.
Feb. 17, 1919-March 23, 2009 Bergit A. N. Laudon, 90, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, March 23, 2009 in Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. Bergit was born to Ellef and Petra (Hamstad) Falstad on Feb. 17, 1919 on the family homestead in Skandia Township near Kathryn, N.D. She was the eighth of nine children. Bergit was baptized on the family farm and confirmed at Hastings (N.D.) Lutheran Church. She attended Brown School No. 2 for grades 1-8 and was a 1937 graduate of Hastings High School. After graduation, she worked in Fargo, where she met her future husband, James W.
Nov. 3, 1917-May 12, 2009 Mildred Iverson, 91, of Mahnomen, died Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at the Mahnomen Health Center Nursing Home in Mahnomen. Mildred Theresa Gerda Urdahl was born to Knute and Amanda (Thompson) Urdahl on Nov. 3, 1917 in their home in Flaxville, Mont. As a very young girl, she moved with her parents to their family home near Flom, Minn. She attended Sunny Hill School and later Twin Valley High School. Mildred worked as a waitress until she met and married Gerald Iverson on Nov. 11, 1944. They were married at Wild Rice Lutheran Church near Flom.
Aug. 30, 1922-May 14, 2009 Former Ada and Moorhead resident Vernon A. Stevens, 86, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, May 14, 2009 at St. Mary's Innovis Health in Detroit Lakes. Vernon Albert Stevens was born to Harry and Jessie (Davidson) Stevens on Aug. 30, 1922 in Ada, Minn. He was raised and educated near Ada. Vernon later lived near Hibbing, Minn., where he worked in building construction. He moved to Moorhead in the mid 1950's and worked in commercial building construction. He worked as a caretaker for Moorhead State University from 1977 to 1992.
June 21, 1921-May 13, 2009 Evelyn V. Kjono, 87, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Evelyn Viola Hovland was born to Arthur S. and Milla (Watterud) Hovland on June 12, 1921 at Rothsay, Minn. She was baptized and confirmed at South Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Rothsay. Evelyn married Calmer Kjono on Aug. 15, 1937 near Rothsay. They farmed at Rothsay for 13 years before moving to Pelican Rapids in 1950. Evelyn had worked at Simpson and Rybeck Bakery and a short time at the Recreation Center, then at Swan's Drug for 17 years.
May 26, 1958-May 2, 2009 Former Detroit Lakes resident Carneil L. Johnson, 50, of Hartville, Mo., died Saturday, May 2, 2009 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near her home. Carneil LaRaye Priem was born to Jerry and Arlyss (Arneson) Priem on May 26, 1958. She grew up in the Frazee, Vergas and Detroit Lakes area. She attended school in Frazee and Detroit Lakes. Carneil married Danny Johnson and they resided in rural Detroit Lakes, where they raised their three children: Corey, Dustin and Bobbi Jo.