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Cherry DeMarais, 65

Cherry K. DeMarais, age 65, of Howard Lake, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

Cherry was born June 25, 1947, to Clement and Gladys Hickman in Parkston, SD.

In her younger years, Cherry enjoyed snowmobiling, ice skating, fishing, and camping.

Later in her life, she was an active member of the VFW Auxilary. She also enjoyed writing songs and poetry.

Cherry enjoyed the time she spent with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Shelly; and infant son, John Clem.

In addition to her grandchildren, she is survived by her son Dennis; daughter Janelle; and son Greg.

A celebration of Cherry’s life took place Friday, June 14 at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake, with visitation one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.