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Selma Freida Perry

Selma Freida Perry, age 97, of Howard Lake, passed away on May 9, 2001. She was born Feb. 1, 1904, in Fairmont, Minn., daughter of Paul and Louise (Halfeldt) Kleinschmidt. At the time of her death, Selma had reached the age of 97 years, 3 months, and 8 days.

Selma attended Rolling Green Rural School and St. Paul Lutheran School, Fairmont.

She married William Perry, April 15, 1923, in Fairmont. They farmed in the Granada and Northrop area until 1957, when they moved to Wisconsin, where they farmed for the next 20 years, until retirement.

In l977, Selma and William moved to Howard Lake to be near their family. William passed away in 1984.

Selma was a member of Walker United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Selma is survived by her daughters-in-law, Marion Perry of Howard Lake, and Rosemary Perry of Rochester; grandsons, David (Janet) of Howard Lake, Douglas, and Theron, both of Minneapolis; great-grandchildren, Megan, Ryan, Jacob, and Justin, all of Howard Lake; and nieces and nephews.

Selma was preceded in death by her husband William; her parents; sons, Keith and C1ayton; three sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services will be Monday, May 14 (today), 10 a.m., at the Walker United Methodist Church. The Rev. Debra Clausen will officiate, with interment at Lakeside Cemetery, Fairmont.

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