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Fr. Mehrkens dedicated to helping others

Fr. Bill Mehrkens is one of the many good priests we have had in this area. I can't begin to mention all of them.

Fr. Bill started the St. Philip's Clothing Depot, which is still very successful today. He also started Camp Corbett on Big Elbow Lake near Waubun. The camp is owned by the Crookston Diocese and is used for youth religious education, camping trips, meetings of the parish and married couples retreats. Children from all across the diocese have enjoyed the clean water, sunsets and songs around the campfire.

Fr. Bill also has dedicated most of his life to serving the poor and the homeless.

We are so fortunate to have had a great man like Fr. Bill Mehrkens in our community and region, and I want to honor him as he celebrates his 91st birthday (March 11).

Lois Ward

Bemidji

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