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Mildred Lanoue

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Feb. 26, 1911-Feb. 14, 2012

Former Waubun resident Mildred Lanoue, 100, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.

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A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 in St. Anne's Catholic Church, Waubun, with visitation to be held one hour prior mass at the church. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Mildred Arens was born to Nicklos and Margaret Arens on February 26, 1911 in Remsen, Iowa. As a young girl she moved with her family to a farm near Marshall, Minn. In 1934, Mildred was united in marriage to Armond Lanoue in Marshall. Mildred and Armond spent most their married life in St. Paul before moving to Waubun in 1983. Armond passed away in September of 1992. Mildred continued to reside in Waubun.

In her spare time Mildred loved reading a good novel. She also enjoyed sewing, tending to her garden, canning, baking, playing cards especially Finagle, bird watching and time spent at her lake place on Strawberry Lake.

During the fall season, you would often find Mildred and Armond taking in the beautiful fall colors as they drove throughout the countryside. Mildred was very proud of her independence and lived by herself until she was 97 years old. She loved to entertain her family, always opening her doors for a good home cooked meal and visit.

Mildred will be remembered and missed by her son: Ronald (Rosemary) Lanoue Sr., of Ogema; 10 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband Armond (1992); daughter, Mary Jo; daughter-in-law, Judy Lanoue; two grandchildren, Roberta and Timothy Lanoue; one brother, Clarence Arens; and five sisters, Lillian Arens, Evelyn Larson, Catherine Blaeser, Margaret Fox and Irene Olchefski.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Hospice of the Red River Valley. David Donehower Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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