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May 7, 1935-Feb. 16, 2008 Eleanor M. Annette, 72, of Bemidji died Saturday, February 16, 2008 at North Country Re-gional Hospital in Bemidji. Eleanor Mae Reller was born the daughter of William Omen and Doris Reller on May 7, 1935 in White Earth. She was raised by her grandparents, George and Margaret Big Bear, in White Earth. She married William Arnold Annette in October 1953 at Detroit Lakes. For two years, they lived in Minneapolis, where she was a nursing assistant for St. Barnabus Hospital. For four years, they moved to Bagley, where she was a social worker.
Aug. 15, 1925-Feb. 16, 2008 Mathilda "Tillie" Lenius, 82, of Frazee, died on Saturday, Febru-ary 16, 2008 in her home. Mathilda Elizabeth Reyelts was born the daughter of Claus and Annie (Wandrie) Reyelts on Aug. 15, 1925, in Frazee. She was raised here and attended school, graduating from Frazee High School in 1943. She lived on the family farm and married Harold Lenius on Oct. 24, 1949, in Frazee. They made their home in Hobart Township. Tillie enjoyed gardening, sew-ing, quilting and needlework. She liked to read and play cards with her family and friends.
Feb. 8, 1939-Feb. 13, 2008 Helen I. Dow, 69, of Frazee, died Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at the Frazee Care Center. Helen Ione Klovstad was born to Henry and Ida (Bakken) Klovstad on Feb. 8, 1939 in Pelican Rapids. She attended country school in rural Pelican Rapids. Helen married Clifford Dow and together they lived around the area. Throughout the years, she worked for Audubon High School and Rural Minnesota CEP, while living in Frazee.
Aug. 9, 1930-Feb. 10, 2008 Former Jamestown resident Jack Bernabucci, 77, of Palm Springs, Calif., passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2008 at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs. Jack was born Aug. 9, 1930 in Jamestown, N.D. He attended the University of North Dakota, graduating in June 1952 with a Bachelor of Science degree in commerce. He then joined the family owned Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Jamestown. He became president of Coca-Cola Bottling in Jamestown in 1965 and of Coca-Cola Bottling of LaCrosse, Wis., in 1970.
Aug. 17, 1932-Feb. 11, 2008 Former Frazee area resident William "Bill" Derke, 75, of West Fargo, died on Monday, February 11, 2008 at his home. William Otto Derke was born the son of Albert and Ruth (Ogroske) Derke on Aug. 17, 1932 in Corliss Township, where he was raised and attended country school. Following school, he worked for Lemkuhl International Harvester in Perham. He entered the United States Army in 1954 and served during the Korean War, until receiving his honorable discharge in February 1956. Bill married Alice Palmer on Aug. 25, 1956 in St.
Aug. 19, 1925-Feb. 10, 2008 Former Detroit Lakes resident Edna A. Foshaug, 82, of Fergus Falls died Saturday, February 9, 2008 at the Pioneer Retirement Community. Edna Alice Lofthus was born the daughter of Lewis and Mabel (Sveback) Lofthus on Aug. 19, 1925 in Fergus Falls. She was baptized and confirmed in the Trefoldighed Lutheran Church, rural Battle Lake and attended various rural schools throughout Otter Tail County. Edna and Leonard Foshaug were married in 1947, and together they had two children, LaVey and Lowell.
March 16, 1919-Feb. 13, 2008 Melvin H. Klotz, 88, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. Melvin H. Klotz was born to Albert and Ernestine (Kopischke) Klotz on March 16, 1919 in Morgan, Minn., where he grew up and received his education, graduating from Morgan High School. He worked at the Creamery in Morgan for a few years before entering the United States Army in 1943. He was stationed in California, where he attended the University of California-Davis, studying radio Ccmmunications.
July 10, 1936-Feb. 9, 2008 Jeanette M. LaGue, 71, of Naytahwaush, died peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on Saturday, February 9, 2008. Jeanette was born to Sidney and Gerda (Nordberg) LaVoy on July 10, 1936 in White Earth. She married Theodore LaGue of Waubun in April 1955, and began a life as a military wife. She was a devoted wife, mother, and daughter who spent most of her life helping others. While raising her five sons, she also worked various jobs and volunteered in her church and community.
May 27, 1919-Feb. 8, 2008 Harold A. Sanders, 88, of Frazee, died Friday, February 8, 2008 at the Frazee Care Center in Frazee. Harold Alexander Sanders was born to George and Elida (Pederson) Sanders on May 27, 1919 in Slayton, Minn. He was raised and educated in rural Frazee, attending country schools throughout the rural area. After school he joined the Conservation Corps and moved to the state of Washington.
Sept. 26, 1949-Feb. 8, 2008 Ruth A. Howard, 58, of Mahnomen, died Friday, February 8, 2008 at the Mayo Medical Center in Rochester, Minn. Ruth Ann Williams was born the daughter of James and Florence (Riffel) Williams on Sept. 26, 1949 in St. Louis, Mo. She grew up in the St Louis area and graduated from Webster Grove High School in 1967. Ruth married Dale Howard and through this union she had two daughters, Michelle and Angela. Ruth was later blessed with three more daughters, Julie, Elizabeth, and Rachael. While raising her girls, Ruth worked various jobs in St. Louis.