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Duane David Flagstad, 71, Alexandria, died February 24, 2009. A celebration of life service will be held Friday, February 27 at 11 a.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria. Visitation and reviewal will be Thursday, February 26 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Daisy Louise Grundy, 92, died February 18, 2009 at Diamond Willow in Alexandria. Daisy was born in Floyd County, Iowa, on May 30, 1916, to George James and Kate (Smith) Heslop, both immigrants from England. During her 1st grade year the family moved to Benton, Wisconsin where she graduated from Benton High School in 1933 as the class valedictorian. Following high school Daisy moved to Minneapolis where she worked as a typist for the Aetna Insurance Company and enrolled in classes at the University of Minnesota.
Daniel Mathew Tvrdik, 91, died February 22, 2009 at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria. Daniel was born July 26, 1917 in Lake Mary Township, Douglas County, to Joseph and Antonia (Dynda) Tvrdik. He attended District 13 in Lake Mary Township through the 8th grade. Daniel worked on the farm with his father and bought his own farm in 1940 where he and his brother, Eugene, lived until Daniel got married. Daniel was united in marriage to Evelyn Brezina on December 11, 1940 at First Lutheran Church in Alexandria. To this union they were blessed with six children.
Bonnie Lucille Black, 59, died January 28, 2009 at Bethany Home in Alexandria. Bonnie was born December 1, 1949 in Springville, New York to Lloyd and Doreen (Pickett) Federspiel. She attended school in Bradford, PA and later worked in housekeeping at the University of Pittsburgh. In 1986, Bonnie moved to Springdale, Arkansas to be close to her sister, Connie, and help raise her niece and nephew, Nicole and Nathan Butler. In the spring of 2007 she moved to Alexandria to be close to her niece, Nicole (Butler) Heiss and family.
Maynard "Bud" Peterson, 77, died peacefully February 15, 2009 in a hospice in Oak Park Heights, 12 days after a massive stroke. Maynard was born in Fairmont Township on May 26, 1931 to Howard Ivan "Pete" and Leone (Hartman) Peterson. In 1939, he moved to Alexandria with his parents and younger sister, Marlene (Lien), already having acquired the nickname "Bud" from his boyhood days spent near Bud Lake near Fairmont. Bud graduated in 1949 from Alexandria High School and served his country in the National Guard during the Korean Conflict.
Harris Wayne Iverson, 82, Alexandria, died February 21, 2009 at Triumph Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota. Harris was born March 9, 1926 in Elmo Township near Parkers Prairie, the son of Syver and Florence (Barker) Iverson. He attended school at Henning. Harris served his country in the United States Air Force. On April 25, 1947 Harris was united in marriage to Marian Schreiber in Fergus Falls. The couple resided on the family farm in Western Township of Otter Tail County from 1947 to 1965 where they farmed until Harris joined the Otter Tail County assessor's office.
JoAnne Marie Pratt, 49, Alexandria, died February 22, 2009. JoAnne was born December 2, 1959 in Holdingford to Joseph and Mary Ann (Denk) Senart. She was raised in Holdingford where she attended school. In 1976 her family moved to Cold Spring, where she graduated from high school in 1978. Following her schooling she enlisted in the United States Air Force. After a brief time with the Air Force she returned to Minnesota and lived in Melrose and later Avon where she worked as a waitress. On September 8, 1979 JoAnne was united in marriage to Douglas Brackin at Forada Presbyterian Church.
James Volner Hall, 91, Alexandria, died February 17, 2009 at Knute Nelson. James was born October 12, 1917 in Kansas City, Missouri, to Joseph and Edith (Volner) Hall. He graduated from Central High School in Kansas City and furthered his education at Curtis Wright Technical College in Burbank, California. While a student at Curtis Wright, he worked as an aircraft mechanic for Burbank Airport where he met Howard Hughes and other stunt flyers from the 1930s before beginning his career in the aircraft industry at Consolidated Vultee.
Jack Woodfin Small, 93, died February 18, 2009. Jack was born December 13, 1915 in Byers, Oklahoma, to James and Minnie (Woodfin) Small. Following his graduation from high school, Jack attended Southeastern State University in Durant where he received a degree in business. While in college Jack played football and met his future wife, Sue. On September 14, 1940 Jack was united in marriage to Sue Bernice Kent in Sevier County, AK. The couple was blessed with two children, SuAnne and John. During World War II Jack served in the United States Army Air Corps.
James Edward Flint, 88, Hoffman, formerly of Elbow Lake, died February 21, 2009 at Hoffman Good Samaritan Center. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 25 at 11 a.m. at Grace Evangelical Free Church in Elbow Lake with Pastor Don Trulson officiating. Burial will be at Union Cemetery in Elbow Lake. Visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday one hour prior to the service. James was born in Elbow Lake on October 9, 1920 to Guy M. and Ruby V. (Theobald) Flint.