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Alpha Wenthin

Aug. 15, 1907-July 28, 2008

Alpha O. Wenthin, 100, of Hawley, died Monday, July 28, 2008 at Hawley Senior Living in Hawley.

Alpha was born to George and Marie (Johanson) Jacobson on Aug. 15, 1907 in Lake Park, where she grew up and attended school. Alpha married Adolph Wenthin on Dec. 16, 1930 in Lake Park. Together they raised three children. In 1942, they moved to Moorhead, and remained there until Adolph passed away in 1980. Alpha then moved back to Lake Park. She had been living at Hawley Senior Living since 1997.

Alpha is survived by her children, Duane (Beatrice) Wenthin, Elda (Eugene) Daker and Betty Sather; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; one brother, Elward Jacobson; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

Preceding her in death were seven brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were held Friday morning, Aug. 1, at Lake Park Lutheran Church, Lake Park, with interment at Lake Park Lutheran Church Cemetery, Lake Park. Arrangements were entrusted to Wright Funeral Home in Hawley.

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