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George King

April 13, 1931 — December 13, 2014

George R. King, 83, Frazee, MN, died Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 17 at the United Methodist Church in Frazee, Reverend Ray Sherwood and Reverend Phil Strom, officiating. Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery with Military Rites provided by Heart O'Lakes V.F.W. Post 7702.

Friends may call 4:00 - 8:00 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM Tuesday at Furey Funeral Home in Frazee. The visitation will continue 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.

George Ralph King was born April 13, 1931 in Frazee, MN to Ralph and Pearl (Cole) King. He is a 1949 graduate of Frazee High School. Following his graduation, George served with the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was united in marriage to Darlene Lundberg, August 8, 1954 in Detroit Lakes, MN. They made their home in Frazee where George joined his dad as the Standard Oil Bulk Agent. Following Ralph's retirement, George took over operation of the business. He also drove school bus for Anderson Bus Company, worked for the Furey Funeral Home and Ambulance Service and supervised the assembly and delivery of the Minneapolis Tribune Sunday newspaper in Frazee. He then worked for the Anderson Bus Company in Moorhead, MN. He later purchased this business and named it King's Superior Bus Sales and operated this business until Superior Bus Company went out of business. He served as a Becker County Commissioner and co-owned and operated the Giant Wash Laundromat with their Uncle Art Olson.

George was a founding member of the Frazee Rescue Squad, a 24 year veteran of the Frazee Fire Department where he served as Assistant Fire Chief and was a past Commander of Heart O' Lakes V. F. W. Post 7702. He treasured time with his family, and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Many hours were spent collecting aluminum cans and fruit jars and going to auction and garage sales with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Darlene of Frazee, 3 children: Debra (David) Savage of Elk River, MN, Wayne King (Carol Eckre) of Frazee and Suzann (Bradley) Bristlin of Frazee, 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, and a sister and brother-in-law: Marlys and Kenneth Schepper.
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