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Georgina Accobee

Dec. 11, 1935-Feb. 16, 2008

Georgina "Jean" Accobee, 72, of Naytahwaush, died Saturday, February 16, 2008 at St. Mary's Regional Health Center, Detroit Lakes. She was surrounded by her family and more love than most ever know.

Georgina Sophia Wadena was born to George and Josephine (Guinn) Wadena on Dec. 11, 1935 in Naytahwaush. She grew up and attended school in Warroad, Minn. Jean later attended culinary classes at the Northwest Technical College in Detroit Lakes. Jean married Oliver Accobee in 1955. In 1965, she met John Burnette and they made their home together until his death in 2001.

Jean worked most of her life doing a variety of jobs. She worked many years as a cook for various places. She also spent a number of years making birch bark baskets for Lady Slipper in Cass Lake, Minn. Jean enjoyed playing bingo, keno, card games, ricing and helping anyone who needed help, although, her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her children and grandchildren. They were her pride and joy. Jean loved them all so much and they loved her more than anything.

Jean is survived by one daugh-ter, Diane (Dar) Accobee; four sons, Alrick (Kitty) Accobee, Sr., George Accobee and Michael Accobee, Sr., all of Naytahwaush and Dale (Deb) Accobee of Ogema; 21 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and one brother, Alrick G. Wadena, Sr., also of Naytahwaush.

Preceding her in death were her parents; a daughter, Jean Marie; her life long companion, John Burnette; one sister and four brothers.

Visitation will take place from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. at the Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home in Mahnomen, as well as one hour prior to the funeral at the church on Wednesday.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Naytahwaush. Burial will be in Free Gospel Alliance Cemetery, Naytahwaush.

Arrangements have been en-trusted to Anderson-Mattson Fu-neral Home of Mahnomen and Winger, Minn. An online guest book is available at