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Odin Aune

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Feb. 24, 1933-Oct. 26, 2011

Odin M. Aune, 78, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at Essentia Health-Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes.

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Odin was born to Oscar and Mina (Larson) Aune, the youngest of 11 children, on February 24, 1933 in Sundahl Township, Gary, Minn. He was raised and educated in the Sundahl area.

In 1953, Odin enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed in Frobisher Bay, Canada, where he served as a welder.

After Odin received an honorable discharge he was united in marriage to Lois Heyer on December 1, 1956 in Faribault, Minn.

The couple moved to Hendrum, Minn., where Odin worked for the Norman County Highway Department for 34 years. He was active in the Hendrum community, serving on the local rescue squad, the fire department and city council. Odin was also a member of the American Legion and VFW. After his retirement, the couple moved to Detroit Lakes.

Surviving Odin are his wife, Lois Aune of Detroit Lakes: son, David (Mary) Aune of Detroit Lakes; daughter, Diane (Curtis) Philumalee of Long Beach, Miss.; five granddaughters, Chantelle (Andrew) Wimer of Ramsey, Minn., Danette (Kevin) Peterson of White Bear Lake, Minn., Brianne Aune of Coon Rapids, Minn., Lucinda Philumalee of Washington, D.C., and Andrea (Joseph) Houston of Carrboro, N.C.; two great-grandchildren, Isabelle Wimer and Johan Peterson; four sisters, Alvina Smokov of Anaheim, Calif., Harriet Olson of Fertile, Minn., Gladys Nephew of Fertile and Marion Everson of Greenbush, Minn.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding Odin in death were his parents; three brothers, Melvin, Sam and Clarence Aune; and three sisters, Helen Ellegard, Bernice Ellegard and Irene Halstensgard.

Funeral services were held at 12 p.m. (noon) on Saturday, Oct. 29 in Trinity Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, with interment at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Hendrum.

Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 at West-Kjos Funeral Home in 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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