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Obituaries from the week of May 30, 2001 Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880

Donald Cohrs, 70

Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 26, 2001 for Donald O. Cohrs at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Westbrook, MN. Msg. Paul Evers was the celebrant. Carolyn Kirschner was organist with Gordon Kopperud as soloist.

Honorary casket bearers were Rachael Olson, Justin Pudenz, Jordan Pudenz, Alex Benson, Chad Benson, Mitch Benson, Heather Cohrs, Marcus Cohrs, Josua Cohrs, Don Cohrs, Caleb Cohrs and Felcia Cohrs.

Active casket bearers were Perry Shaw, Jim Shaw, Orland Norstegard, Mike Uhlenhopp, Byron Swart and Tom White.

Donald O. Cohrs was born August 10, 1930 in Dovray Township, Murray County, Minnesota to Clarence and Ruth (Norstegard) Cohrs. He was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Dovray. He attended country school and graduated from high school in 1948.

On March 2, 1940, he was united in marriage to Doris Beierman in Yankton, South Dakota. He entered the United States Army National Guard and was stationed at Camp Rucker in Alabama. After the service, he worked for Murray & Ball Construction in Nebraska for two years before returning to Dovray Township where he farmed.

He retired in 1994 and moved into Dovray. He was a member of the Dovray American Legion, Rock Mountain Elk Foundation, the National Rifle Association and Redrock Sportsman Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Doris of Dovray; children: Julie Cohrs-Barker and husband Robert of Jeffers, Darcy Cohrs and husband Dave Benson of Fargo, ND, Craig and wife Judy Cohrs of Douglas, Wyoming, and Shannon and wife Angie Cohrs of Dovray; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Francis Cohrs and wife Beverly of Westbrook and one sister, Elaine Swart of Slayton.

Interment was at Our Savior's Lutheran Cemetery, Dovray, MN. Westbrook Funeral Home handled arrangements.

David Walters, 79

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 29, 2001 for David S. Walters at the Albright Methodist Church in Marshall. Pastor Manuel Loaeza officiated.

David “Dave” Stephen Walters was born to Lewis and Wilhelmina (Freitag) Walters in Max, North Dakota on February 8, 1922. He was baptized as an adult at the Lynd United Methodist Church.

On March 15, 1950, Dave was united in marriage to Marie Wilson in Balaton, Minnesota. Dave farmed in Sodus Township and also worked for the McLaughlin and Schulz Asphalt Supply in Marshall during the 1970's. He retired from farming in 1991.

Dave passed away at the Weiner Memorial Medical Center in Marshall on Friday, May 25, 2001. He had reached the age of 79 years, 3 months and 17 days.

He is survived by his wife, Marie of Tracy; two sons, Myron (Bonnie) Walters of Faribault, Jack (Denise Ricos) Walters of Woodbury; a daughter, Jan (Jerry) Olin of Mission, Texas; nine grandchildren, Melissa Evenson, Michael Walters, Troy Walters, Tosha Brandenburg, Tanecka Walters, Daniel Walters, Derek Walters, Dale Walters, and Matthew Walters; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Rachel Ralston of San Mateo, CA; also many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Stubby Walters; foster parents; a brother, a sister; a foster sister; and a foster brother.

Dave's enjoyments in life were doing things with his family, especially with his grandchildren, shooting pool (President of the Southwest Area Men's Pool League), farming and driving horses.

Dave was a faithful member of the Albright United Methodist Church in Marshall and also a member of the Eagles Club in Tracy.

Burial was in the Custer Cemetery with the Hamilton-Birk Funeral Home in Marshall handling arrangements.