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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.
Mildred A. Johnson, 88, of Park Rapids, died Monday, April 6, 2009 at Green Pines Acres Nursing Home in Menahga. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, April 17 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Park Rapids. Rev. Ken Nyhusmoen will be the officiant. An obituary will appear in a future edition of the Enterprise. For more information, call Cease Family Funeral Home at 732-7264.
Naonto Sylvester, 92, of Perrysburg, Ohio, formerly of Park Rapids, died Monday, April 6, 2009 at the Manor Nursing Home in Perrysburg, Ohio. Funeral services 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.
Ardis Westrud, 64, of Willmar, died Sunday, April 5, 2009 at her home. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 10 at Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood with Pastor Micha Driscol officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood. An obituary will appear in a future edition of the Enterprise.
Patricia Lynn Tuma, 57, of Pine River and Park Rapids, died Sunday, April 5, 2009 at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale. Funeral services are pending with Cease Family Funeral Home of Park Rapids. For more information call 732-7264. An obituary will appear in a future edition of the Enterprise.
Mildred A. Johnson, 88, of Park Rapids, died Monday, April 6, 2009 at Green Pines Acres Nursing Home in Park Rapids. Funeral services are pending with Cease Family Funeral Home in Park Rapids. Call 732-7264 for funeral information. An obituary will appear in the next issue of the Enterprise.
James "Jim" Edward Sharp, 73, of Menahga, died Thursday, April 2, 2009 at Green Pine Acres Nursing Home in Menahga. He was born on July 15, 1935 to Edward and Lucille (Lyman) Sharp at Wesley Hospital in Wadena. He grew up on a farm in Wadena County and attended school at White Oak in rural Sebeka. After school, he worked doing drywall and trazzel work for Aragoni Brothers. He worked in many cities including San Francisco and Oklahoma City. He married Carol Sherk on Dec. 28, 1956.
Georgia (Erickson) Hitchcock, age 81, of Wyoming, died Thursday, March 12, 2009. She is survived by five children: Steve (Roberta), Christine Ricehill, Karen (Tom) Nesheim, Keven, and Joel (April); eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers in law: Skip Hitchcock, of Wisconsin, and Dick Hitchcock, of Fergus Falls; and two sisters in law: June Terhark and Dorothy Embree, of Park Rapids. She was preceded in death by her husband, David. Funeral service: Tuesday, March 17 at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in St. Paul. Interment: Private.
Daryl A. Sells, 74, of Akeley, died Monday, March 30, 2009 at Innovis Hospital in Fargo, N.D. She was born on Oct. 3, 1934 in Minneapolis to Mark and Anneleise (Ebner) Smith. She attended Ascension Catholic Elementary School in Minneapolis through the eighth grade and then attended North High School, graduating in 1952. In 1954, she married David R. Kalla in Minneapolis. They had six children. The young family made their home in Minneapolis. For a number of years she drove taxi for the Yellow Taxi Co. in Minneapolis.
Laila Harriet Hutchings, 92, of Park Rapids, died Friday, April 3, 2009 at St. Joseph's Area Health Services in Park Rapids. She was born on May 8, 1916 in Grant County to Harry and Lillie (Johnson) Stavos. She married Ray Hutchings on July 15, 1937 at Camp Nidos in Ottertail.