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Kenneth Sullivan

Sept. 12, 1935-Jan. 22, 2009

Kenneth L. "Punkin" Sullivan, Sr., 73, of White Earth, died Thursday, January 22, 2009 at Meritcare Hospital in Fargo.

Kenneth L. Sullivan was born to Joseph and Lucille (Beaulieu) Sullivan on Sept. 12, 1935 in White Earth, where he was raised and educated, attending the White Earth Mission School. During his working life, he worked as a logger in the White Earth and Effie areas, for American Motors in Kenosha, Wis., as a custodian for the Waubun-Ogema-White Earth Public School and for F-M Asphalt in Fargo, from 1976 until 1994.

Kenneth enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, cutting wood, going to the casino, walking, sight seeing, attending powwows, boxing and watching sports on television.

Survivors include his children, Kenneth Jr. (Kathy) Sullivan of White Earth, LeRoy "Little Man" (Brandi) Sullivan of Ogema, Linda (Pat) Weiss of Detroit Lakes, Katherine (Jeff) Thompson of Mahnomen, Barb (Dick) Fabre of Ogema, Tahnee Dittus of Post Falls, Idaho, Angie (Dale) Sullivan of Mahnomen and Mary (Erik) Sullivan of Ogema; stepchildren, Chuck Sullivan of Mahnomen, Deb Azure of White Earth, Linda Azure of White Earth, Rebecca Villebrun of White Earth, Susan (Matt) Johnson of LaPorte, Minn., and Julie (Brad) Heisler of White Earth; 44 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; two brothers, Arthur Sullivan and John (Melissa) Sullivan, both of Ogema; sisters, Karen (Bob) Schueler of Ft. Atkinson, Wis., Sandra Revier of Callaway, Lucille "Teedo" Silk of Ogema, Maureen "Doll" Sullivan of Ogema, Diana Loberg of Detroit Lakes, Loretta Sullivan of Ogema, Jeanne (Pat) Sullivan of Callaway and Beverly (Dick) Chastek of Detroit Lakes.

Preceding him in death were his son, Robert; great granddaughter, Destiny Person; his parents; and a brother, Terrance Sullivan.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26 until 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27 at the White Earth Community Center, and at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in White Earth from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the start of services.

A mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27 at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in White Earth, with the Rev. Walter Butor, OMI, officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, White Earth.

The David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes is assisting the family with arrangements. An online guestbook is available at