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Frieda Butala Nov. 8, 1914 - April 7, 2009

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GLENWOOD -- Frieda Butala, 94, of Detroit Lakes, formerly of Glenwood, died Tuesday at St. Mary's Innovis Health Center in Detroit Lakes. 

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The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Glenwood. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Glenwood

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Monday at the church. Arrangements are by the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood.

She was born Nov. 8, 1914, in Wishek, N.D., to David and Catherine (Nelich) Spitzer. She grew up on a farm near Eureka, S.D., where she also attended school. 

She married Edward Butala on Jan. 28, 1948, in Cayuga, N.D.  They lived in Havana, N.D., and later lived in Browns Valley, Benson and Glenwood.

She is survived by her sons: Richard (and Marilyn) of Detroit Lakes, Michael (and Lois) of St. Paul, and Curtis (and Lola) of Lakeville; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; siblings: Emma Nelson of Britton, S.D., Rueben Spitzer of Aberdeen, S.D., and Marvin Spitzer of Rapid City, S.D.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 2006.

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