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Russell Wilcox, 89, of Park Rapids, died Thursday, April 16, 2009 at his home. Arrangements are pending with Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids. For more information call 732-5131.
Irene Pearl Kleen, 81, of Akeley, died Thursday, April 16, 2009 at Kay's Pine Chalet in Akeley. She was born September 18, 1927 in Balsam Lake, Wis. to Fred and Edith (Holcomb) Dase. Her family moved to Amboy, where she grew up, attended school, and graduated from Amboy High School. Following high school she lived and worked in Mankato for several years. In May of 1960 she married Harold Wilbur Kleen, and in 1964 they moved to Cass Lake, where they owned and operated the Oakdale Grove Resort until 1989. She was widowed in 1983.
Jacqueline "Jackie" Joan Lambert, 71, of Nimrod, formerly of Harrison, Ark., died Monday, April 13, 2009 at Lakewood Health Systems Hospital in Staples. She was born Feb. 3, 1938 to Albert and Florence (Garner) Carr in LaCrosse, Kan. She attended public school in Wichita, Kan., where she graduated from West High School in 1955. She married Wayne Huffman in 1960. She had three children: Myra and Rex Brown, and Wayne Huffman. The young family made their home in Diamond City, Ark. She worked for Dr. Samuel Scroggins as the office manager of his medical clinic in Harrison, Ark.
Frederick "Fred" Joseph Schmitt, 85, of Park Rapids, formerly of the Twin Cities area, died Monday, April 13, 2009 at Diamond Willow Assisted Living Center in Park Rapids. He was born Oct. 26, 1923 in St. Paul to Rose Schmitt. At the age of six months he was placed in an orphanage. At the age of 11, John and Mary Zeis, of Holdingford, took him into their home. He attended a country school through the eighth grade and then went on to the Holdingford High School. He helped on his parent's dairy farm. On April 10, 1943 he entered the U.S.
Olive Boemecke King, age 97 of Park Rapids, MN passed away on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2009 at her home in Park Rapids, MN. Olive was born near Wa-terloo, Iowa on December 22, 1911. Olive was the sec-ond eldest of 13 children born to Roy and Katherine (Stoffel) Boemecke. She attended Catholic schools for 12 years and graduated second in her class. She learned the beautician trade and opened her own beauty parlor which she ran for many years in Waterloo, Iowa. Olive was married to Don King for over 35 years. Their union was blessed with one son, Neil. They moved to Park Rapids in 1948.
Frederick Schmitt, 85, of Park Rapids, died Monday, April 13, 2009 at Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Park Rapids. Funeral arrangements are pending with Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids. For more information call 732-5131. An obituary will appear in a future edition of the Enterprise.
Jacqueline "Jackie" Joan Lambert, 71, of Nimrod, formerly of Harrison, Ark., died Monday, April 13, 2009 at Lakewood Health Systems near Staples. Funeral arrangements are pending with Cardini-Pearson Funeral Home in Menahga. For more information call 218-564-4548.
Verna Floraine Hovin, 86, of Park Rapids, formerly of Menahga, died Sunday, April 12, 2009 at Care-Age Country Home in Park Rapids. She was born on Feb. 18, 1923 at Renneberg Township, Becker County, to Bill and Olga Wuollet. She grew up and attended country school at Renneberg Township near Hillview. She married Waino R. Hovin. They lived in St. Paul where they raised their two sons. She worked in St. Paul for 10 years at Lee's Village Inn Restaurant as a waitress. She then went to work as a cook at the Schmidt Brewing Co. in St. Paul.
Margaret C. Isola, 88, of Menahga, died Sunday, April 12, 2009 at St. Joseph's Area Health Services in Park Rapids. She was born March 16, 1921 in Otter Tail County, Butler Township, to Tony and Ellen (Holecek) Johnson. She attended school at Butler and Spruce Grove through the eighth grade. She married Walfrid Isola on Feb. 24, 1943 at Evergreen Parish, Evergreen. They had five children. She helped work on the family's small farm. She was a lifetime member of the Wolf Lake VFW Auxiliary. She was also a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Menahga.
Mildred A. Johnson, 88, of Park Rapids, died Monday, April 6, 2009 at Green Pine Acres Nursing Home in Menahga. She was born on Sept. 7, 1920 in Henning to Julius and Martina (Hanson) Poulson. She graduated from Central High School in Minneapolis. She married Russell K. Johnson in a home ceremony on July 3, 1941. She worked at Powers Department Store in St. Louis Park and then at Scared Design. She retired in 1979. In St. Louis Park she attended Westwood Lutheran Church where she was active in circle and taught Sunday school. They lived in St.