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Malvine M. Shimer, 93, Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, in St. Marys Nursing Center, Detroit Lakes. Malvine M. Mikkelson was born Feb. 21, 1912, in Aberdeen, S.D. She grew up and attended school in Rockford, Ill., and Oakes, N.D. She worked for a grocery store in Rockford. On Nov. 24, 1932, she married James Rehovsky in Rockford. They farmed near Oakes. After retiring, they moved into Oakes. Her husband died in 1975. She moved to Detroit Lakes. In 1984, she married Roy Shimer.
Lawrence Belmont, 88, Henning, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, in Golden Valley Boarding Home, Surprise, Ariz. Mr. Belmont was born March 30, 1916, in Henning, where he graduated from high school in 1934. He graduated in 1941 from the University of Minnesota School of Embalming, Minneapolis. He served in the U.S. Navy until 1945 when he returned to Henning. In 1947, he married Marilyn Miller. He owned and operated Belmont Furniture Store from 1946 to 1968. He owned and operated Belmont Funeral Home. In 1949, he began operating the Henning ambulance service. He retired in 1980.
Karlee C. Kvien, 5-year-old daughter of Matthew and Jodi Kvien, Twin Valley, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo. Karlee Cheyenne Kvien was born April 6, 1999, in Valley City, N.D. She moved to Luverne, N.D.
Randall Lee Steffens, 49, Breckenridge, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, in St. Francis Medical Center, Breckenridge. Mr. Steffens, known as Bud, was born Aug. 10, 1955, in Breckenridge. He grew up in Fairmount, N.D., where he graduated from high school in 1973. He served in the U.S. Army. He worked for Sturdevant Auto and other businesses in Wapheton, N.D., and Breckenridge. On Sept. 19, 1987, he married Judy Fuka in Lidgerwood, N.D.
Wallace G. Martinson, 75, Audubon, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, in his home. Mr. Martinson was born Jan. 18, 1930, near Audubon, where he grew up and attended school. He farmed near Audubon. He is survived by two sisters, Myrtle, Audubon, Vergil Peterson, Detroit Lakes, Minn. Visitation: Saturday from 10 to 11 in St. Peters Lutheran Church, Audubon. Funeral: Saturday at 11 in the church. Burial: St. Peters Lutheran Cemetery, Audubon. (West-Kjos, Detroit Lakes)
Everette LeRoy Baker, 84, Twin Valley, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, in Twin Valley Living Center. Mr. Baker was born Sept. 30, 1920, in Patch Grove, Wis., where he grew up. In 1930, the family moved to Ada, Minn., where he attended school and worked with area farmers. He worked for Odegaard Service Station and Brantel, both Ada. He sold fresh produce, meats and cheese to area homes. He raised cattle and hogs near Gary, Minn. He retired in 1992 and entered Wimmer Homes, Ada.
Robert M. Limanen, 62, New York Mills, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2005, in St. Marys Nursing Center, Detroit Lakes, Minn., under the care of hospice. Services will be held at a later date. Mr. Limanen was born Nov. 8, 1942, in New York Mills. On July 6, 1963, he married Sally Sterling in Faribualt, Minn. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1966 until his honorable discharge in 1970.
Ramona Edinger Anderson, 76, Minot, N.D., died Monday, Feb. 28, 2005. The memorial service will be Wednesday at 11 in Vincent United Methodist Church, Minot. (Thompson-Larson, Minot)
Faye Pepple, 65, Fessenden, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo. Faye Lafferty was born Nov. 20, 1939, in Leyden, N.D. She attended school in Walhalla, N.D. On Sept. 8, 1958, she married Ervin Pepple in Crookston, Minn. They lived in several locations in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. In the mid-1960s, they moved to Emrich, N.D. In 1968, they moved to Fessenden. She worked for Jack and Jill Store, Fessenden, and as a cook for Fessenden Public School. He died in 1998.