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Frances June Moline

December 14, 1924 — June 28, 2014

Frances Moline, 89, Detroit Lakes, died peacefully with her family beside her on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Oak Crossing, Detroit Lakes, where she had been A resident since 2010. Frances June Moline was born on December 14, 1924, to Mabel (Neste) and George Moline in Birchwood, Wisconsin. The family later moved to Hallock, MN and in 1929 to Fosston, MN, where Frances grew up. She attended Lanstad (now Hope) Lutheran Church in Fosston and was confirmed there in 1938. She attended School in Fosston and was active in Camp Fire Girls GAA, vocal and instrumental Music. She graduated from Fosston High School in 1942 and moved to Detroit Lakes the following year. In Detroit Lakes, she worked in the office at the Big 5 Co-Op and then spent ten years at Baber's Garage and Truck Stop as a bookkeeper/secretary. In 1957, she began her career as a secretary at Detroit State Bank (now Bremer), retiring in 1987. She always enjoyed participating in and listening to music. During her childhood she played in the elementary school rhythm band, took tap dancing, piano lessons and sang in the mixed chorus. In high school she played cornet in the high school band. As an adult she sang with the Detroit Lakes Community Chorus and especially enjoyed singing in the First Lutheran Church Choir, which she belonged to for forty years. Frances supported local music endeavors and faithfully attended countless musical performances for her nieces and nephews. She was an avid Minnesota Twins fan. Other favorite spare time activities included reading, watching movies and spending time with family and friends. Frances was a member of the Detroit Lakes Business and Professional Women's Club, the Library Club and First Lutheran Church, where she was active in women's circle, wedding committee, and volunteer projects until becoming homebound in her later years. Frances is survived by her brother-in-law, Warren Mohn of Detroit Lakes, MN; five nieces and nephews, Joyce (Don) Goetz of Detroit Lakes, MN; Dan (Rhonda) Mohn of Rochert, MN; Jennifer (Dave) Danielson of Pillager, MN; Diana (Philip) Danielson of Frazee, MN; and Bill (Kendra) Mohn, of Frazee, MN; thirteen grand nieces and grandnephews and nine great grandnieces and great grandnephews. Frances was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Betty Mohn.
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