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Donald Ray Beggrow, 80

Donald Ray Beggrow, 80, of Bemidji, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, at Neilson Place in Bemidji.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home of Bemidji assisted the family with arrangements.

He was born May 18, 1928, to Edward and Pearl (Frebis) Beggrow in Columbus, Ohio. On April 1, 1946, he married Naomi Ruth Nash in Greenup, Ky.

He was a retired policeman from the city of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife of Bemidji; daughter, Ruth Ann (Roger) Morehart of Bemidji; son, Steven (Shae) Beggrow of Bon Aqua, Tenn.; foster daughter, Kathy Beck of Flambeau, Wis.; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Eileen Wedemeyer of Canal Winchester, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.

The family prefers memorials to North Country Home Care and Hospice.

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