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Reuben Bahls

Feb. 17, 1924-Dec. 29, 2008

Reuben E. Bahls, 84, died Monday, December 29, 2008 at his residence in rural Frazee.

Reuben was born the son of Earnest and Mathilda (Witzke) Bahls on Feb. 17, 1924 in Perham. He married Eleanor Ebersville on June 4, 1944 at Zion Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes.

Reuben lived and farmed in the Vergas area most of his life. He loved dancing, playing cards, and spending time with his family.

Surviving Reuben are his sons, Kermit (Pam), Larry (Eileen) and Arlin (Shawna) Bahls; nine grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his wife Eleanor; granddaughter, Janelle Bahls; and nine siblings.

Visitation for Reuben will be held from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30 with a 6:30 p.m. Prayer Service at the Furey Funeral Home in Vergas.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, at Zion Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, with a visitation starting one hour prior to the service at church.

Interment will be at the Vergas Village Cemetery in Vergas.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Furey Funeral Home in Vergas.