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Eunice Hoefs was born and raised in Minnesota, moving to California after her marriage to Wallace E. Hoefs. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary five years ago. Eunice worked for Hallmark for over 30 years; she loved what she did, but what she truly enjoyed was collecting Hallmark ornaments and sharing them with family and friends. She is survived by her husband, daughter, two sons, three granddaughters, a grandson and two great granddaughters. She was well loved and will be missed by all.
Former Detroit Lakes resident Alice Harms, 89, of Alexandria, Minn., died Saturday, November 27, 2010 at Knute Nelson Care Center in Alexandria. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 in First Lutheran Church, Alexandria, with visitation for one hour prior to services at the church. Arrangements are being provided by Anderson Funeral Home of Alexandria.
Harriet Sylvia Miller, 92, of Mound, Minn., passed away Tuesday, January 4, 2011. Preceding her in death were her husband, Norbert G. Miller and sister Delphine (Dolly) Groh. Surviving Harriet are her children, Carol (Doug) Bergerson of Audubon, Mary Jane Miller (Perry Schwartz) of Minnetonka, Minn., and Norman (Lisa) Miller of Dallas, Texas; siblings Lawrence Larson of Benson, Minn., Anne Miller of St.
Feb. 24, 1939-Jan. 2, 2011 Walter H. Graf, 71, of rural Audubon, died Sunday, January 2, 2011 at his home, surrounded by family and under the care of hospice of the Red River Valley. Walter was born the son of Otto and Hulda (Grueneich) Graf on February 24, 1939, in Napoleon, N.D. He attended school in Napoleon and completed high school at Cleveland, N.D., where he enjoyed playing on the basketball team. He served in the National Guard at both Valley City and Fargo, where he was honorably discharged after six years of service.
July 17, 1967-Dec. 30, 2010 Alesia Kaye Heddinger, 43, a member of the White Earth Band of Ojibway, journeyed to the spirit world on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at Immanuel Saint Joseph Hospital in Mankato, Minn. Alesia was born the daughter of James D. Heddinger and Gloria Rabideau on July 17, 1967 in Hennepin County. Surviving her are a daughter, Alaena Dubak of Mankato; sons Christian Dubak of Milaca, Minn., and Dakota Magney of St. Cloud; her mother, Gloria N.
March 6, 1929-Dec. 29, 2010 Jack L. King, 81, longtime resident of Round Lake and formerly of Arden Hills, Minn., died Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at his residence. Jack King was born to James and Lillie (Hagen) King on March 6, 1929 in Barnesville, Minn. He graduated from Murray High School in St. Paul. He served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1953. On July 19, 1958 he was united in marriage to Lorraine Dhein in Arden Hills.
Bertha Boelter, 80, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, December 31, 2010 in her home. The funeral will be Wednesday, Jan. 5 at 1 p.m. in the United Methodist Church, Detroit Lakes. West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes is providing arrangements.
Reynold Fick, 86, of Vergas, died Saturday, January 1, 2011 in his home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 4 from 4 to 7 in Furey Funeral Home, Vergas. The funeral will be Wednesday, Jan. 5 at 11 a.m. in St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Loon Lake near Vergas.
Sept. 21, 1925-Dec. 31, 2010 Vincent A. Nester, 85, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, December 31, 2010 at his home. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at David-Donehower Funeral Home; there will be a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 6:30 p.m. and Parish Vigil at 7 p.m. The visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to services on Thursday. A mass of Christian burial is set for 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan.
April 22, 1922-Dec. 29, 2010 Lt. Col. John L. "Jack" Balega, USAF (Ret.) died Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, after a long battle involving several health issues. He was 88 years of age. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at the David Donehower Funeral Home, with Rev. Wade Dutton officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Interment with full military honors will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.