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Norman and June Werk were all smiles prior to June's discharge from the St. Cloud Hospital. On February 18 she suffered sudden cardiac arrest and was not expected to recover.

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Norman Werk got the scare of a lifetime on February 18. It was the day he almost lost his wife.

At about 9:20 that evening, Norman was in the basement of his rural Kensington home when he heard a thump on the floor above him. Thinking his wife, June, may have dropped something, he called up to her. When she didn't reply, he rushed upstairs to find her unresponsive on the floor. She had suffered sudden cardiac arrest.


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Tara Bitzan
Tara Bitzan is editor of the Echo Press. She joined the company in 1991 as a news reporter. A lifelong resident of Douglas County, Tara graduated from Brandon High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications and English with a minor in Scandinavian Studies from Moorhead State University. She and her husband, Dennis, and their children live near Alexandria.
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