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Agnes M. Pekas

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Agnes M. Pekas, 96, Fargo, formerly Dickinson, N.D., died on Sunday, Dec.

20, 2009 in Villa Maria Nursing Home, Fargo.

Agnes M. Gion was born on April 22, 1913, one of 12 children, in rural Regent, N.D. She grew up and attended school in the Regent area. Agnes married Charley Pekas on Oct. 23, 1934. They made their home for many years on the Hillview Stock Farm of rural Regent. After their retirement, they moved to Dickinson, N.D. Mr. Pekas passed away on Jan. 1, 1987. Agnes later started spending her winters in Arizona, eventually moving to Arizona full time in 1995. Agnes moved to Fargo, after her time in Arizona, and moved into the Pioneer House and later into Riverview Place both of Fargo.

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Agnes always lived her life to the fullest.

Agnes was preceded in death by her parents, husband and four children, Beverly, Dwayne, Loren and Josie.

She is survived by eight children, Charlene (Randy Loftin) Afremow, Sonoma,

Calif., Dr. Jerry Pekas, Hastings, Neb., Darold Pekas, Reliance, Wyo., Myron (Erlyce) Pekas, Phoenix, Ariz., Dorene Tollefson, West Fargo, Donna (Tony) Jahner, Dickinson, N.D., ReNae (Bart) Ashland, Cooperstown, N.D., Cheri (Earl) Pekas, Eugene, Ore.; 44 grandchildren; great grandchildren; two brothers, George Gion, Chicago, Ill., Paul (Eunice) Gion, Hettinger, N.D.

Visitation will be held Weds., Dec. 23, 2009 from 6 to 7 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m. in Riverview Place, Fargo.

A Funeral Mass will be held at a later date in Dickinson, N.D. Burial will be at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery, Dickinson.

Condolences can be sent online westfuneralhome.com.

(West Funeral Home, West Fargo)

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