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Earl Purington

Feb. 21, 1928-Nov. 15, 2008

Earl A. "Pete" Purington, 80, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, November 15, 2008 in Edinburg, Texas, of natural causes.

Earl Amos Purington was born to Amos and Gladys (Marheine) Purington on Feb. 21, 1928 in Rhame, N.D. Surviving are his wife, Shirley Purington; their son Bill (Rhonda) Purington; his daughters, Ava Dalbol of Hettinger, N.D., Becky (Ernie) Bozovsky of Fargo, Carol Purington of Madison, Wis., Debbie (Tom) Link of Washburn, N.D., Emily Kroetch of Philip, S.D., and Faye (Tom) Flynn of Fargo; stepdaughter Robin (Tim) Williams of Moorhead; stepson Todd Score of Moorhead; grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and sisters, Pauline Olson of Hettinger and Bobbi (Norman) Bailey of Nora Springs, Iowa.

Preceding him in death were his parents and a sister, Caroline Zimmerman of Mandan, N.D.

Final arrangements are being provided by Skinner-Silva Funeral Home of Edinburg, Texas. No services are planned at this time.