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Donald H. Voorhees

April 23, 1919 - July 25, 2006 MORRIS -- Donald Henry Voorhees, 87, of Morris died Tuesday at the Steven County Medical Center in Morris. The service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church in Morris. Burial will be at Summit Cemeter...

April 23, 1919 - July 25, 2006

MORRIS -- Donald Henry Voorhees, 87, of Morris died Tuesday at the Steven County Medical Center in Morris.

The service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church in Morris. Burial will be at Summit Cemetery in Morris.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris, and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

He was born April 23, 1919, in Swift County to Henry and Ethel (Huston) Voorhees. He grew up and attended school in Danvers. He worked as a farm laborer for local farmers.

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He married Eunice Fragodt on May 2, 1940. They lived in the Danvers area and he worked for area farmers. He worked in the shipyards in San Francisco, Calif., during World War II. He returned to Minnesota and worked for a local telephone company setting poles. He worked as a mechanic at Esser Motors in Morris for 25 years. He owned and operated the Morris Texaco and Morris Sinclair Service Stations until 1983, when he retired.

He won numerous regional wood carving competitions.

He is survived by his wife; children: Darrel (and Jane) Voorhees of New London, Deanna (and John) Amundson of Westbrook, Dean (and Kay) Voorhees of Oskaloosa, Iowa, Larry (and Carol) Voorhees of Knoxville, Tenn., Judi (and Rick) Andreasen of Kensington; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four brothers: Leonard (and Margaret) Voorhees of Danvers, Delmar (and Joan) Voorhees of Appleton, Jerry (and Janet) Voorhees of Alexandria and Ward (and Carol) Voorhees of Morris.

He was preceded in death by one grandson; one great-grandson; one sister and four brothers.

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