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Cecil Sundeen

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June 6, 1929-April 6, 2011

Cecil S. Sundeen, 81, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.

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Cecil was born the son of John and Alice (Mastrud) Sundeen on June 6, 1929 in Buxton, N.D. He was united in marriage to Agnes Swanke on July 26, 1952. They later divorced, and Cecil married Dorina Lesher on March 27, 1982.

He graduated from Hatton High School and enter the United States Navy on June 30, 1948, receiving an honorable discharge on September 15, 1950. He started his career with the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier in Moorhead. He later transferred to Tower City and Detroit Lakes, retiring in 1988.

Cecil was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, the Eagles and the VFW. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, painting and volunteering for Meals on Wheels.

Surviving Cecil are his wife, Dorina Sundeen of Detroit Lakes; children, Cindy (Rahe) Clancy of Severna Park, Md., Candace (Kevin) Schwarzrock of Detroit Lakes and Sheila (Jon) Amundson of Tacoma, Wash.; stepchildren, Colleen Melroe of Minnetonka, Minn., and Douglas Lesher of Hot Springs, S.D.; son-in-law, Darryl Stoen of Fargo; 12 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; one sister, Deloris Renshaw of Detroit Lakes; and sister-in-law, Elaine Sundeen of Grand Forks, N.D.

Preceding Cecil in death were his parents; son, Stanley Sundeen; daughter, Kim Stoen; brother, Allen Sundeen; and brother-in-law, Dennis Renshaw.

Visitation will begin at 9 a.m., followed by the memorial service at 10 a.m., in West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes.

Those wanting to share memories and condolences online may use the messages of sympathy section at www.westkjos.com.

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