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Jan. 30, 1923-March 29, 2009 Mary A. Hurlbut, 86, of Grand Rapids, Minn., a longtime resident of the Arbo area, died on March 29, 2009 in the Grand Village Nursing home in Grand Rapids. Mary was born the daughter of Jacob and Florence Taylor on Jan. 30, 1923 in Wells, Minn. She lived most of her life in the Arbo Township area. As hobbies, she enjoyed working with plastic canvas and crocheting.
March 28, 1961-May 29, 2009 James A. Kjos, 48, of Ulen, died Friday, May 29, 2009 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. Jim was born the son of Waldo and Darlene (Erickson) Kjos on March 28, 1961 in Moorhead. He was raised in Htterdal and attended Ulen-Hitterdal school. He was baptized, confirmed and remained a lifetime member of Salem Lutheran Church in Hitterdal. In 1979, Jim entered the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. After his discharge he returned to the Hitterdal community, where he was employed by area farmers and American Crystal and Waste Management. On Dec.
Oct. 16, 1912-May 30, 2009 Longtime Audubon resident Doris A. Moe, 96, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, May 30, 2009 at the Lamplighter Manor in Detroit Lakes. Doris was born the daughter of Charles and Alma (Grothe) Riste on Oct. 16, 1912 in Waubun. She was educated in Hendrum, Minn., and graduated from Hendrum High School in 1931. Doris received her teaching degree from Moorhead State Teacher's College. She began her teaching career in Hendrum and in 1937, moved to Audubon, where she continued to teach. Doris married Theron Moe on May 6, 1944 at First Lutheran Church in Audubon.
Jan. 19, 1924-May 28, 2009 Keith F. Lemmon, 85, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, May 28, 2009 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Keith was born the son of Fredrich and Mabel (Stowell) Lemmon on January 19, 1924 in Pierpont, S.D. He was the youngest of six children, and attended country school in rural Pierpont until the age of 10, when his family moved to Detroit Lakes. Keith continued his schooling in rural Detroit Lakes, close to the family farm near Floyd Lake. He then went on to graduate from Detroit Lakes High School in 1941.
July 31, 1913-Jan. 19, 2009 Vera E. "Sis" Brooker, 95, of Vergas, died January 19, 2009 at the Frazee Care Center. Vera E. "Sis" Chaffee, daughter of Clifford D. and Emma (Harthun) Chaffee, was born July 31, 1913 in Vergas, where she attended school. She graduated from Frazee High School in 1930. Vera then attended St. John's Hospital Nursing School in St. Paul, graduating in 1933. She worked briefly as a hospital nurse and on June 25, 1936, married Andrew F. "Brook" Brooker. The couple lived in St. Paul from 1936 to 1938.
June 28, 2007-May 22, 2009 Jamison T. Brown, one-year-old son of Ashley Ness and Timothy Brown Jr., both of Ogema, died Friday, May 22, 2009 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. Jamison Timothy Brown was born June 28, 2007 at St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes. He was proudly dedicated to the Lord a few months after his birth. Jamison was a genuine little boy, loving to spend as much time outside as possible, wrestling, jumping in mud puddles and always had a stick in his hand.
April 13, 2009-May 23, 2009 Kylee Rayne McArthur, five-week-old daughter of Ruby Hanks and Brandon McArthur of Mahnomen died Saturday, May 23, 2009 at the Mahnomen Health Center Hospital. Kylee was born April 13, 2009 at St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes. She enjoyed spending time with her family and had a strong bond with her siblings. She loved the attention of all those who encountered her.
July 29, 1933-May 26, 2009 George A. "Joe Bush" Fairbanks, Sr., 75, of Ponsford, died Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. George Allen "Joe Bush" Fairbanks, Sr., "Mishkow-Binise" (Strong Thunderbird), was born to Willis and Hattie (De Jorden) Fairbanks on July 29, 1933 in White Earth. He was raised in Pine Point, and attended the Pine Point School and the Park Rapids Area High School. In 1951, George joined the Navy for six years, serving in Korea. He was honorably discharged with many, many medals received during his tour of duty for his country.
March 12, 1937-May 7, 2009 Detroit Lakes native Dr. LeRoy D. Teigen, formerly of Scottsbluff, Neb., left this life on May 7, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer. LeRoy Dean Teigen, known as "Lee" or "Doc" to his friends, was born to Leon and Dorothy Teigen on March 12, 1937 in Detroit Lakes. Lee was a veteran of the Korean Conflict as a Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd class. In 1962, he graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Minneapolis, and opened his practice in Scottsbluff, Neb., where he practiced for 40 years.
Nov. 3, 1915-May 25, 2009 Carl V. Nilson, 93, of Osage, died on Monday, May 25, 2009 at the Green Pine Acres Nursing Home in Menahga, where he had resided since January 2006. Carl Nilson was born the son of Axel and Mary Nilson on Nov. 3, 1915 at the family farm in Ceresco, Neb. He attended the Ceresco School through grade 12, and played basketball in high school. He started raising hogs with his father while still in school. He met Arvilla Rabbass at a school dance and they were married on Nov. 10, 1940 at St. Mathews Church in Cedar Bluffs, Neb.