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Juanita Giles Nov. 24, 1935 - Jan. 13, 2009

GRANITE FALLS -- Juanita Mae Giles, 73, of Granite Falls, died Tuesday at the Granite Falls Hospital.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the United Church of Christ in Granite Falls. Spring burial will be in the Arco Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the church with a prayer service at 6 p.m. Arrangements are with Lynner Funeral Home of Clarkfield.

She was born Nov. 24, 1935, in Tyler to Arthur and Erma (Rasmussen) Sorensen. She attended Arco grade school and graduated in 1953 from Ivanhoe High School. Following graduation, she worked at First National Bank of Ivanhoe.

She married Kenneth Giles on Oct. 29, 1955. She started working at the Granite Falls Hospital in 1980 and remained there until her retirement in 2007.

She is survived by her children: Cindy (and Jim) Fjermestad of Granite Falls and Craig (and Val) Giles of Clarkfield and two grandchildren.

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