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Verna Carlisle

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Jan. 16, 1914-Nov. 26, 2007

Verna E. Carlisle, 93, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, November 26, 2007 at Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes.


Verna Estella Tommerdahl was born to Tillie (Dahl) and Oliver Tommerdahl on Jan. 16, 1914 in Erie, Minn. (Pennington County). She was the oldest daughter of 11 children. In 1929, during the depression, they moved to the Detroit Lakes area. Being the oldest, Verna was called upon to help her mother raise her younger siblings.

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