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Mary Celia Maday, 98, Alexandria, died February 18, 2009. She was born February 11, 1911 on a farm near Deerfield to Vincent and Veronica (Schreiber) Kedziora and was 11th of 18 children. At 2 weeks old, she was moved on a hay wagon to Owatonna. At age 12, she became responsible for baking the bread for the entire family and for helping her older sisters care for their homes. She attended Owatonna schools. Through her brothers she met her future husband. On April 14, 1931 she married Paul David Maday from East Chain at St. Hyacinth Catholic Church in Owatonna.
George Goslinga, 86, Carlos, died unexpectedly February 18, 2009 at St. Cloud Hospital. George was born July 24, 1922 in Orange City, Iowa, to Tjeerd and Clara (Dykstra) Goslinga. On March 22, 1944 George was united in marriage to Mavis Tarrell at the Methodist Church in Ireton, Iowa. After their marriage, George served his country in the Merchant Marines from July 1945 to April 1946.
Barbara Jean Bjornebo, 53, Cottonwood, died February 17, 2009 at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria. Barbara was born October 26, 1955 in Tracy to John and Beverly (McClain) Barglof. She graduated from Marshall High School in 1974 and soon met Mark Bjornebo. After dating for about a year they were united in marriage on April 26, 1975 in Cottonwood. Three children were born to this union, Jeremy, Justin and Jennifer. Barb started working for Schwan's Sales in Marshall in July of 1975 until her retirement due to illness in August of 2008.
Agatha Catherine Porter, 91, died February 17, 2009. Agatha was born January 28, 1918 in Leaf Mountain Township to Frank and Elizabeth (Loeffler) Klimek. She was raised in Urbank and attended the Freske one-room schoolhouse. Following her schooling, Agatha worked as a seamstress. On April 22, 1941 Agatha was joined in marriage to Melvin Porter in Alexandria. For the next seven years the couple made their home in California while Melvin served in the armed forces during World War II.
Donald "Don" A. Graham, 72, Vermillion, SD, died February 16, 2009 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD. Don was born March 31, 1936 to Alexander and Cora (Frazier) Graham and grew up in the south bottoms part of Sioux City, Iowa. He graduated from the Flandreau Indian School in 1954 and went on to serve 11 years in the United States Air Force. He worked in the construction industry as an electrician and he also worked at the Goodwill Industries for many years in Sioux City, Iowa where he met his wife of 37 years, Betsy.
Gene Inwards, 78, Parkers Prairie, died February 21, 2009 at St. William's Living Center. Gene was born August 6, 1930 to Harry and Alma (Reed) Inwards on the family farm in Eastern Township, Otter Tail County. He attended country school and graduated from Parkers Prairie High School in 1948. He attended the University of Minnesota, School of Agriculture for two years.
Lillian V. Anhalt, 87, died February 17, 2009 at Knute Nelson in Alexandria. Lillian was born March 26, 1921 in Crosby, North Dakota, to Edwin and Dora (Gorder) Thompson. Lillian was baptized in Crosby and attended country schools there, graduating from Crosby High School. She met Elmer Anhalt at the Lake Metigoshe Bible Camp and they were married in 1944. They farmed near Westby, Montana for a number of years before Elmer decided to go to Augsburg College and later the Lutheran Theological Seminary in St.
Donald Myers, 71, died February 15, 2009 at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria. Donald was born April 7, 1937 in St. Paul to Raymond and Dorothy (Seewald) Myers. Don served his country in the U.S. Army from August of 1957 to September of 1959. After returning from serving his country he worked for the stockyards. Don was united in marriage to Gloria Rahn on January 6, 1962, at Concordia Lutheran Church in South St. Paul. The couple resided in rural St. Paul after their marriage. Don furthered his education, receiving a degree in welding.
Maynard Stanley Narveson, 91, Alexandria, died February 5, 2009 at Douglas County Hospital after a brief illness. Maynard was born October 14, 1917 in Lanesboro to Martin and Sarah (Severude) Narveson. He grew up in southern Minnesota, attending school as a youth, and on November 17, 1937 was united in marriage to Jewett Winjum.
Eunice Rose Gunderson, 79, Alexandria, died February 15, 2009 at her home, surrounded by her family. Eunice was born January 26, 1930 in Holmes City Township to Robert and Tillie (Rosengren) Anderson. She attended District #27 Country School in rural Farwell and graduated from Kensington High School in 1948. On September 26, 1959, Eunice was united in marriage to Norman Gunderson at First Baptist Church in Alexandria. The couple resided in Alexandria where Eunice worked as a telephone operator for several years.