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Oct. 21, 1941-Feb. 4, 2008 Marian P. Johnson, 66, of Park Rapids, died Monday, February 4, 2008. Marian Priscilla Kucera was born to Edward and Anita (Budreau) Kucera on Oct. 21, 1941, in International Falls, Minn., where she resided until the age of eight. She then moved with her family to Portland, Ore., and resided there until the age of 14, when the family moved to Minneapolis. Marian also lived in Los Angeles, Calif., Las Vegas, Nev., and Minneapolis during her married years. She was blessed with two children during this time, Russell Wayne Smith Jr.
Jan. 7, 1929-Feb. 9, 2008 Marlys E. Carter, 79, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, February 9, 2008 at St. Mary's Care Center, Detroit Lakes. Marlys Elaine (Olson) Carter was born January 7, 1929 in Litchville, N.D., to Johnnie and Irene (King) Olson. Marlys spent her childhood and the majority of her life as a resident of Jamestown, N.D. As a young adult, she worked at Danette Café while in high school. She was active in sorority and events at Jamestown High School. Marlys was in the class of 1947, which established the youth canteen at the Armory.
June 23, 1920-Feb. 8, 2008 Arndt O. Baker, 87, of Vergas, died on Friday, February 8, 2008 in the Perham Memorial Home. Arndt Owen Baker was born the son of Harry and Emma (Hoffmann) Baker on June 23, 1920 in Candor Township, where he was raised and attended District 98 School. He worked on the family farm and when his parents moved to Barnesville, Arndt took over the farm and continued farming. Arndt married Alvina Dahring on Aug. 1, 1943 in Zion Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes. They lived on the farm until 1953, when they moved to Vergas.
Jan. 2, 1916-Feb. 7, 2008 Former Frazee resident Patrick I. Murray, 92, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, February 7, 2008 at St. Mary's Care Center, Detroit Lakes. Patrick was born to Patrick and Bertha (Jarvis) Murray on Jan. 2, 1916 in East Grand Forks, Minn., where he was raised and educated, graduating from Scared Heart High School. Patrick subsequently graduated from the University of North Dakota, and began working for the city of East Grand Forks in the Electric Utility Department. Patrick married Claire Rehor in November 1964 in East Grand Forks.
Feb. 20, 1915-Jan. 9, 2008 Becker County native Nellie H. Cary, 92, of Middletown, Ohio, died Wednesday, January 9, 2008 in Ohio. Nellie was born to Nels and Hulda Westgard on February 20, 1915 in Becker County. She lived most of her life in the Ulen area, where she was an active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church for nearly 50 years. In 2001 Nellie moved to Middletown to be near her son, Raymond, and she joined Zion Lutheran Church there.
Sept. 3, 1937-Feb. 2, 2008 Ronald E. Lewis, 70, of Evergreen, Minn., died Saturday, February 2, 2008 at his home. Ronald Edward Lewis was born to Harry G. and Violet Lewis on Sept. 3, 1937 in Dilworth. He served in the United States Army from 1957-59. Ron later retired from Burlington Northern Railroad after more than 30 years of dedicated service. Ron was a man who had a deep and active passion for the great outdoors. He deeply loved the beauty of nature and wildlife and he lived every moment of his life with endless enthusiasm and energy doing something that reflected that passion.
July 2, 1924-Feb. 4, 2008 Nathan L. Perrine, 83, of Rochert, died on Monday, February 4, 2008 in his home, with his family by his side and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Nathan LeRoy Perrine was born the son of Ignatius and Minnie (Miller) Perrine on July 2, 1924 in Sherburn, Minn. He moved with his family to Rochert, where he was raised and attended country school. In March 1943, he enlisted in the United States Army, and served during World War II. Following his honorable discharge in November 1944, Nathan moved back to Rochert.
Sept. 3, 1916-Feb. 3, 2008 Virginia C. Mikkelson was born the daughter of Christian and Margaret (Ryan) Mikkelson on Sept. 3, 1916 in Aberdeen, S.D. That year she won her first beauty contest, selected as the 'Prettiest Baby in Aberdeen.' Virginia grew up in Aberdeen, Rockford, Ill., and Oakes, N.D. In Oakes she enjoyed participating in the high school drama club; performing in plays, musicals and declamation speaking. After graduating high school Virginia worked in district government offices in Bismarck, Wahpeton and Fargo before moving to Lisbon, N.D., in 1938.
Jan. 19, 1950-Jan. 29, 2008 Detroit Lakes native Loree G. Emerson, 58, of Minneapolis, died on January 29, 2008, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis. Loree was born to Marinette (Fuhs) and Gordon Emerson on January 19, 1950 in Detroit Lakes. She was a 1968 graduate of Detroit Lakes High School. Loree attended both the St. Cloud Beauty College and Rasmussen Business College. She worked as a beautician, a home health aide and most recently operated a home day care.
Feb. 1, 1922-Jan. 30, 2008 Dorothy M. Ogroske, 85, of Perham, died Wednesday, January 30, 2008, in the tender loving hands of the staff of the Perham Memorial Home, Perham, after experiencing a stroke on January 4, 2008. Dorothy Mary Tobkin was born the daughter of Henry and Anna (Schmelz) Tobkin on Feb. 1, 1922, in Perham. She went to school in Gorman Township, District 158, and graduated from Perham High School, Perham. She married Emil Ogroske on Sept. 29, 1947, at St.