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Olive Boemecke King, age 97 of Park Rapids, MN passed away on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2009 at her home in Park Rapids, MN. Olive was born near Wa-terloo, Iowa on December 22, 1911. Olive was the sec-ond eldest of 13 children born to Roy and Katherine (Stoffel) Boemecke. She attended Catholic schools for 12 years and graduated second in her class. She learned the beautician trade and opened her own beauty parlor which she ran for many years in Waterloo, Iowa. Olive was married to Don King for over 35 years. Their union was blessed with one son, Neil. They moved to Park Rapids in 1948.
Frederick Schmitt, 85, of Park Rapids, died Monday, April 13, 2009 at Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Park Rapids. Funeral arrangements are pending with Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids. For more information call 732-5131. An obituary will appear in a future edition of the Enterprise.
Jacqueline "Jackie" Joan Lambert, 71, of Nimrod, formerly of Harrison, Ark., died Monday, April 13, 2009 at Lakewood Health Systems near Staples. Funeral arrangements are pending with Cardini-Pearson Funeral Home in Menahga. For more information call 218-564-4548.
Verna Floraine Hovin, 86, of Park Rapids, formerly of Menahga, died Sunday, April 12, 2009 at Care-Age Country Home in Park Rapids. She was born on Feb. 18, 1923 at Renneberg Township, Becker County, to Bill and Olga Wuollet. She grew up and attended country school at Renneberg Township near Hillview. She married Waino R. Hovin. They lived in St. Paul where they raised their two sons. She worked in St. Paul for 10 years at Lee's Village Inn Restaurant as a waitress. She then went to work as a cook at the Schmidt Brewing Co. in St. Paul.
Margaret C. Isola, 88, of Menahga, died Sunday, April 12, 2009 at St. Joseph's Area Health Services in Park Rapids. She was born March 16, 1921 in Otter Tail County, Butler Township, to Tony and Ellen (Holecek) Johnson. She attended school at Butler and Spruce Grove through the eighth grade. She married Walfrid Isola on Feb. 24, 1943 at Evergreen Parish, Evergreen. They had five children. She helped work on the family's small farm. She was a lifetime member of the Wolf Lake VFW Auxiliary. She was also a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Menahga.
Mildred A. Johnson, 88, of Park Rapids, died Monday, April 6, 2009 at Green Pine Acres Nursing Home in Menahga. She was born on Sept. 7, 1920 in Henning to Julius and Martina (Hanson) Poulson. She graduated from Central High School in Minneapolis. She married Russell K. Johnson in a home ceremony on July 3, 1941. She worked at Powers Department Store in St. Louis Park and then at Scared Design. She retired in 1979. In St. Louis Park she attended Westwood Lutheran Church where she was active in circle and taught Sunday school. They lived in St.
Naonto "Notty" Sylvester, 92, of Perrysburg, Ohio, formerly of Park Rapids, died Monday, April 6, 2009 at the Manor of Perrysburg. She was born on Dec. 12, 1916 in Paulding County, Ohio to Delbert and Lillian (White) Venderly. In 1936 she married Ed Sylvester. They had three children. The family lived in Indiana until 1951 when they purchased Round Bay Resort on 3rd Crow Wing Lake. They sold the resort and, after living on the lake for several years, they moved to Park Rapids in 1992. She was involved with the Park Rapids Senior Citizens Club.
Patricia "Patty" Lynn Tuma, 57, of Pine River, formerly of Walker, died on Sunday, April 5, 2009 at the North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale. She was born on June 15, 1951 in St. Paul to George William and Dorothy D. (Balsley) Stumbo. She grew up and attended school in Bloomington, Akeley, and later graduated from Park Rapids High School. She went to work at Ah-Gwah-Ching State Nursing Home in Walker. She worked in the dietary department for many years before working in the laundry department.
Ardis Ione Westrud, 64, of Willmar, died Sunday, April 5, 2009 at her home in Willmar. She was born to Egbert and Evelyn (Paulson) Elvehjem on Jan. 12, 1945 in Glenwood. She grew up on a farm near Brooten and attended West Lake Johanna Lutheran Church. She graduated from Brooten High School. On June 27, 1964 she married Gerald Westrud in Brooten. The couple made their home in Minneapolis. Her husband died May 1, 1975. She then lived in New Hope and Fridley before moving to Willmar in 1980. She was employed at Molenaars in Willmar.
Alberta Leckner Benton, 76, of Park Rapids, died Thursday, April 9, 2009 at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul. She was born May 11, 1932 to Ralph and Sarah (Sills) Leckner. She married Mel Benton on April 17, 1954. She is survived by her husband; five children: Wayne Pearson, Teri Thompson, Mark (Linda), Ron, and John (LuAnn); three brothers: Ralph (Jean), Ron (Sherri) and Walt (Kathy) Leckner; three sisters: Ida (Ed) Steidler, Irene (Larry) Hennig and Harriet Beaverlander; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Audrey. Visitation: 11 a.m.