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Donald Richard Phelps, 74

Donald Richard Phelps, age 74, of Bemidji, MN, died Wednesday, November 12, 2008, at his home. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2008, 10:30 a.m., at First Presbyterian Church in Bemidji. Reverend James De Smidt will officiate.

Don was born on November 8, 1934 in Bemidji to Lawrence and Vivian (Hebard) Phelps. Don graduated from Bemidji High School. He joined the military and was stationed in Germany. He returned to Bemidji where he met and married Gloria Mosher in 1958. Donald was employed by Beltrami Electric Cooperative for 35 years, retiring in 1996.

Don is survived by his wife Gloria, one son, Randy of Bemidji, and one daughter, Lynn (Tony) Johnson of Bemidji. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren, Aaron St. Amand, Ashley (Matt) Troutman, Amber Phelps, and Myra Johnson; one brother, Jack Phelps of Bemidji.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Lawrence "Bumpy" Phelps and Dennis Phelps.

The family requests no flowers and memorials may be directed to North Country Home Care and Hospice or First Presbyterian Church, Bemidji.

--Paid Obituary