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Chester F. Eiken

Chester Francis Eiken, 94, Moorhead, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, in his home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Mr. Eiken was born Dec. 16, 1910, in Portland, N.D., where he grew up and graduated from high school. On Jan. 5, 1942, he married Valerie Puhalla in Moorhead. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 until his discharge in 1946. In 1947, they moved to Fargo, and in 1951, they moved to Moorhead. He worked for Berg Fargo Motor. He worked for Northwestern Equipment, Fargo, for 24 years. He retired in 1975.

He is survived by his wife; and two sisters, Marilyn (Duane) Fugleberg, Federal Way, Wash., Betty (Howard) Holkesvig, Portland, Ore.

Visitation: Wednesday from 4 to 8, with a prayer service at 7, in Korsmo Funeral Home, Moorhead.

Funeral: Thursday at 10:30 in St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Moorhead.

Burial: St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Moorhead.