Dolores June Hakenson, 82, Alexandria, died February 8, 2009 at her home. Dolores was born June 1, 1926 in Alexandria to Francis and Frankie (Nelson) Soderholm. After graduating from Alexandria High School, Dolores attended St. Cloud State and received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education. She taught one year in Wheaton and then moved to Norcross, at which time she married Cheslie Hakenson on June 18, 1948. In Norcross, Dolores taught school and piano. She was also a Girl Scout leader and belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary.
Hazel Marie Payne, 87, Alexandria, died peacefully February 10, 2009, surrounded by her family. Hazel was born October 26, 1921 to Paul and Martha (Muchow) Neuhaus in Swift County where she grew up on a farm and attended school in a one-room country school through the 8th grade. She married Orville Payne at St. John's Lutheran Church near Benson in 1939. They lived on a farm in Swift County until 1946, then farmed in Chippewa County until 1951 when they moved to Cyrus where they lived for 19 years.