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Margaret J. Bellefeuille

Margaret J. Bellefeuille

Margaret J. Bellefeuille age 96 of Detroit Lakes, MN died January 5, 2019 at Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, MN.

Margaret Josephine Bellefeuille was born September 28, 1922 in Hitterdal, MN to Julius and Helga (Oss) Schloesser. The family moved to Callaway, MN where she attended school through the 8th grade. She attended high school in Hitterdal for 1 year and Waubun, MN for 3 years, graduating in 1940. She then attended Moorhead State College and earned her teaching degree.

She put her teaching career on hold at the start of WWII and went to Seattle to help build aircraft at Boeing for the war effort. After the war she returned home and taught school in White Earth, Park Rapids, and Detroit Lakes. Margaret married Howard, the love of her life in 1950. They made their home and raised their family in Detroit Lakes.

She was active at Zion Lutheran Church and enjoyed her many friends there. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and the VFW, American Legion, and Emmanuel Nursing Home Auxiliaries.

She is survived by 3 sons, Grant (Debbie), of Duluth, MN; John (Pat), of Detroit Lakes, MN; and Scott (Janet), of New Braunfels, TX; 6 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard; 3 brothers; and her parents.

Funeral Services will be on Friday May 3, 2019; 11:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Interment will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes, MN. Arrangements have been entrusted to the West-Kjos Funeral Home of Detroit Lakes, MN.

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