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Marvin Lavern Geller, 77, of Laporte, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008 in Sartell. He was born April 29, 1931 to Lloyd and Evelyn (Raddatz) Geller in Yola. He attended school in Laporte. He assisted his parents throughout his life with household and outdoor chores. He is survived by a sister, Caroline (Jim) Bakke of Sartell; a brother, Gary (Adeline) of Two Inlets; a sister-in-law, Rose (Pete) Forbes of Laporte; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: James, John and LeRoy; and one nephew. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec.
William "Bill" John Dailey, 92, of Park Rapids, formerly of Jamestown, N.D., died Monday, Dec. 15, 2008 at Heritage Living Center in Park Rapids. He was born June 4, 1916 in Jamestown to William J. and Charlotte (Lee) Dailey. He attended school in Jamestown, where he graduated from high school. He married Lorene Crouse on July 12, 1943 in Glendive, Mont. He began working with the Northern Pacific Railroad in 1933 and worked as an engineer for the last 30 years of his railroad career, retiring in 1979. ?He lived at Heritage Manor Assisted Living Center in Park Rapids since September 2004.
Earl James Kjos Jr., 42, of Butte, Mont., formerly of Waubun, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008 in Butte. He was born Sept. 9, 1966 in Detroit Lakes to Earl James Sr. and Cheryl (Pederson) Kjos. He grew up in the Waubun area where he attended school. He married Margaret Kako and the couple made their home in Park Rapids. They had one daughter. He later moved back to the Mahnomen area where he worked as a cashier at Shooting Star Casino. Over the years, he had several jobs including driving truck, logging, working in a factory and remodeling houses. In July of 2008, he went to Butte, Mont.
Wilfred Victor Ylitalo, 74, of Menahga, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2008 at home. He was born Jan. 30, 1934 in Runeberg Township, west of Menahga, to Nestor and Lempi (Saarinen) Pauna. He attended Midway School near his home through the eighth grade. As a young man, he dairy farmed with his step-grandfather, Jacob Ylitalo. When he grew older he took over the farm. In addition, he ventured to New Hampshire where he worked construction for a couple of years.
Ronald "Ron" Rodney Conger, 68, of Menahga, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008 at his home. He was born Jan. 11, 1940 in Hobart Township, Otter Tail County, west of Menahga, to Clifford and Violet (Urbach) Conger. He attended Sybil Lake Country School near his home and then attended Frazee Public High School. He gained employment constructing gas pipelines near Hibbing. He also constructed silos for the Madison Silo Co. throughout Minnesota and the Dakotas. On Aug. 7, 1965 he married LaVelle Marie Kimball in Virginia. They had two children.
Marvin L. Geller, 76, of Kabekona, died in Sartell. Funeral services are pending with Jones-Pearson Funeral Home. For more information, call 732-5131.
Ronald Conger, 68, of Menahga, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008 at his home. Funeral services are pending with Cardini-Pearson Funeral Home in Menahga. For more information please call 218-564-4548. An obituary will appear in a future edition of the Enterprise.
Robert "Bob" Erick Movold, 82, of Rice, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2008 at St. Cloud Veteran's Administration Medical Center. He was born on Sept. 16, 1926 in Fosston to Clifford and Ruby (Erickson) Movold. He grew up and attended school in International Falls. He enlisted in the Navy and served in the Pacific Theater during WWII and also served in the Korean Conflict. He returned to Minnesota and worked in the family business, Alexandria Boat Works, where he worked in sales. In 2001, he retired from the St.
Greg "Squirrel" Earl, 52, of Turtle River, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008 at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale. He was born Jan. 23, 1956 in Albert Lea to Gerald and Deanne (Prosser) Earl. He attended school and graduated from Albert Lea High School. He then moved to Bemidji and attended Bemidji State University. Shortly after moving to Bemidji he started working at and managing Silver Springs in Walker Bay and the Storm Shelter in Laporte. He later bought the Donat Hole, which he renamed the Squirrel's Nest in Hungry Hollow.
Olive Mabel Wilson Paulson, 99, of Park Rapids, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008 at Heritage Living Center in Park Rapids. She was born to Frank and Myrtle (Spears) Wilson in Pottawatamie County, Iowa on June 7, 1909. In 1914 the family moved to the Park Rapids area and settled in Straight River Township, south and east of Park Rapids. She attended country school in District 6 and graduated from Park Rapids High School in 1927. She later graduated from Normal Training in 1930 and then Bemidji State University.