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March 4, 1925-Sept. 24, 2010 Sylvia Bakke, 85, of Twin Valley, died Friday, September 24, 2010, in the Twin Valley Living Center, Twin Valley. Sylvia Geneva Bakke was born the daughter of Knute and Johanna (Ellingson) Bakke on March 4, 1925 in Moorhead. She was raised in Glyndon, and was a graduate of the Glyndon High School. As a young lady she moved with her family to the Syre, Minn., community. She worked on the family farm until her parents' death in 1963. Sylvia then moved to Detroit Lakes, where she was employed at a laundromat until the mid-1980s.
Nov. 12, 1921-Sept. 22, 2010 Earl G. King, 88, of Detroit Lakes died Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Earl George King was born to Leroy J. and Lillian Edna (Collins) King on November 12, 1921 in Frazee. He served in the United States Army from 1942 to 1945, in the 383rd Infantry Regiment. His military specialty was Intelligence. He was wounded on the island of Leyte and spent 13 months in various hospitals. Upon his discharge he had attained the rank of Sergeant. He received the Silver Star and Purple Heart for gallantry on Oct.
Gary Grant Pfeiffer, 68, of Vergas, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, with his wife Joan at his side. Visitation will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, with a prayer service and rosary at 7 p.m., in Furey Funeral Home, Frazee. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Frazee, with interment in the church cemetery. Furey Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
July 21, 1949-Sept. 19, 2010 Former Wolf Lake resident Stephen E. Kangas, 61, of Minneapolis, died Sunday, September 19, 2010 at his home in Minneapolis. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23 in Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Snellman, with Rev. Jon Haakana officiating. Friends may call at the church 1 hour prior to the service on Thursday. Interment will be in the Pickerel Lake Cemetery, rural Wolf Lake. David-Donehower Fu-neral Home provided ar-rangements for the family.
Oct. 24, 1926-Sept. 20, 2010 Jennie Mae Basswood, 83, of Mahnomen, journeyed to the Spirit World on Monday, September 20, 2010 at MeritCare in Fargo. Jennie was born the daughter of Albert Basswood and Nancy Kettle on October 14, 1926 in White Earth.
Sept. 14, 2010-Sept. 19, 2010 Reese Tyler Larson, infant son of Tyler and Heather Larson, was born at Innovis Health in Fargo on Tuesday, September 14, 2010. He died peacefully on Sunday, September 19, in his mother and father's arms, surrounded by his loving family. Comfort care was provided by Hospice of the Red River Valley. Reese's beautiful smile and bright eyes captured your heart the moment you met him. He had quite the little personality and the hair to go along with it. In his short life, Reese touched many hearts with his presence and he will be greatly missed.
Feb. 24, 1940-Sept. 21, 2010 Former Lake Park resident Donald C. Nelson, 70, of Wells, Minn., died peacefully on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester with his family by his side. Donald was born the son of Clifford and Lucille (Kramer) Nelson on February 24, 1940 in Detroit Lakes. He graduated from Lake Park High School and following his schooling, worked at a meat packing house in West Fargo. He married Carol Mae Bakken in Lake Park in 1958. Donald moved to New Richland, Minn., in 1971 and he worked as a USDA meat inspector until retiring in 2008.
Sept. 12, 1936-Sept. 20, 2010 Bernadette C. Adams, 74, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, September 20, 2010 at her residence, surrounded by her family and under care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. A mass of Christian burial is set for 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24 at St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church in rural Detroit Lakes, with Father Bob LaPlante officiating. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to services on Friday. Interment will be at St.
Former Frazee resident Steven L. Washek, 49, of Gillette, Wyo., died Friday, September 17, 2010 at Campbell Memorial Hospital in Gillette. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 at Furey Funeral Home in Frazee. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Saturday. The Furey Funeral Home is serving the family.
Former Frazee resident Peggy Mayer, 91, of Oak Park Heights, Minn., died Sunday, September 19, 2010 in Oak Park Heights. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23 at Furey Funeral Home in Frazee; there will be a prayer service at 8 p.m. The visitation will continue one hour prior to the mass on Friday at the church. A mass of Christian burial is set for 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frazee, with Father Xavier Ilango officiating. Furey Funeral Home is assisting the family.