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Everett LeCount

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Everett C. LeCount, 88, Detroit Lakes, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, in his home. Private funeral services will be held.

Everett Charles LeCount was born May 17, 1922, near Dickinson, N.D., to Ralph and Ada (White) LeCount. They lived in Clarissa, Minn., until moving to Menahga in 1938. At age 5, he played harmonica with a local band that featured a singer who was in high school. Everett is a 1941 graduate of Menahga High School. He moved to California in 1942, where he worked for a dairy until joining the Marines in November of 1942. While in the Marines, he spent 27 months in the South Pacific, Guam, Guadal Canal and Iwo Jima. He was united in marriage to June Gustafson on Feb. 10, 1946, in Long Beach, Calif. They returned to Minnesota where he worked as a woodworker creating cabinets and furniture. They moved back to California where he did construction work prior to opening a 200-goat grade A dairy. In the two years of operating the dairy, they sold milk and made about 100 pounds of cheese a week. They moved back to Minnesota in 1958, where he continued his love of woodworking. In 1968, they moved to their present home in rural Detroit Lakes where he farmed and operated his wood-working shop until retiring in 1980.

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Everett enjoyed fishing, playing pool and traveling.

Survivors include his wife, June of Detroit Lakes; a son, David (Linda), Detroit Lakes; four grandchildren, Thor LeCount, Chad LeCount, David (Kimo) LeCount and Tanya "TJ" (Jeremy) Tjaden; six great grand-children.

He was preceded in death by a son, Robert; his parents; a brother, Bill; a sister, Ora, and an infant brother.

David-Donehower Funeral Home is serving the family.

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