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Marvin Alexander King, 87, died March 10, 2009 at his son's home near Glenwood. Marvin was born March 18, 1922 to Marvin J. and Lauretta (Kennedy) King near the town of Berner. He was baptized and confirmed at United Lutheran Church in Berner and attended public school in Berner. After graduating from the 8th grade, Marvin took over his parents' farm. He married Wanda Roberts on June 18, 1948 at his farm near Gonvick. He farmed until 1967 and then moved to Garfield. He also worked for Great Northern Railroad from 1955 to 1988 when he retired. Marvin's hobby was gardening.
Angeline "Angie" Dunn, 92, Osakis, entered the peace of Heaven on Friday morning, March 13, 2009 at Community Memorial Home in Osakis. Angeline was born January 25, 1917 in Leslie Township, Todd County, to Adam and Elizabeth (Housen) Ritter. She attended country school and on June 29, 1937 she was united in holy matrimony to Thomas J. Dunn in Osakis. They farmed for many years and Angie also worked for the Fingerhut Company in Sauk Centre. She worked for a couple of years in the laundry department at the Memorial Home and then took a job working with the disabled in an area R.E.M. home.
Edson Charles Stansfield, 84, died March 2, 2009 at Crestview Manor Nursing Home in Evansville. Edson was born May 26, 1924 in Blackduck to James L. Stansfield and Edith (Charest) Stansfield. Edson married Gleneitta Henselin. He served his country in the military and after his discharge was employed by Elk River Energy. Gleneitta and Edson lived in the metro area until Edson's retirement, then they built a home on Lake Cowdry. The couple enjoyed the lake life and visiting friends.
Lucille Anderson, 79, rural Osakis, passed away at her home on Saturday evening, March 7, 2009. Lucille was born July 24, 1929 to Clayton and Rosa (Groenwaldt) VanWie. She graduated from Alexandria High School in 1947. Lucille worked in Alexandria for American Laundry and then at Alexandria Electric as a bookkeeper. On April 30, 1949 Lucille was united in marriage to Natyn Anderson in South Dakota. They returned to farm in Osakis Township, Douglas County for many years.
Belva Miller, 92, Osakis, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at Community Memorial Home in Osakis. Belva was born December 30, 1916 to Clayton and Minnie (Schleeter) Wilcox in Friberg Township, Otter Tail County, and moved with her family to Star Lake Township the following year. She attended Rural School District 137, and then stayed with relatives in Kerkhoven where she attended high school.
Mark Urban Balk, 52, died March 8, 2009 at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria. Mark was born April 24, 1956 in Adrian to Lloyd and Mildred (Lais) Balk. He attended school at Our Lady Of Good Council Catholic School through the 6th grade. Mark worked at Scholtes Store delivering groceries in Wilmot during his high school years and graduated from Worthington High School in 1974. After his schooling, Mark went to work for Commodore's, manufacturing mobile homes in Worthington, and moved to Montevideo to work for Friendship Homes.
Jon Nicholas Barthelemy, 55, Alexandria, died peacefully on March 7, 2009 after a lengthy illness. Jon was born January 23, 1954 to Peter and Willetta Barthelemy in Alexandria. Shortly after Jon was born, his parents were told that their son had Down's syndrome and would never be able to walk or talk. They were advised to place him in an institution. Ignoring this suggestion, Jon B was taken home and with the endearing love and encouragement of his parents and sisters, Jon blossomed.
Mildred Lucille Bah, 86, Evansville, died peacefully at Loving Care Homes in Allen, Texas, on March 10, 2009. Mildred and her twin brother James were born to Alma and Ragnar Anderson of rural Evansville on April 12, 1922. Her early education was at country school District 86, where she was reported to be the fastest runner. Later she attended and graduated from Evansville High School. Subsequently she attended and graduated from Minneapolis Business College. During World War II Mildred worked in an office at a Boeing aircraft plant in Wichita, Kansas.
Charles Basil Bertrand, 67, rural Evansville, died Saturday, March 7, 2009 at his home. Charles was born November 19, 1941 at Wright Hospital in Fergus Falls to Raymond G. and Ruby M. (Larson) Bertrand. He was baptized on December 7, 1941 and later confirmed at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Brandon. Chuck grew up on a farm in Lund Township, rural Evansville. He worked for Carlson Construction of Evansville and then the Sioux Land Dressed Beef of Fargo. Chuck and Jane Christensen were married on May 18, 1963 at St. Ann's Catholic Church by Fr. Peterka.