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Published July 25, 2013, 12:00 AM

Muriel Kay Cotten

Muriel Kay Cotten, 77, of Oakes, ND passed away at Avera St. Luke's in Aberdeen, SD. A private graveside service will be held.

Muriel was born April 22, 1936 to Leland and Lue Ella (Starkweather) Hansen in Sioux Falls, SD. Kay graduated from high school in 1954 and then attended several different Universities to earn a teaching degree. She taught in Casselton, ND for many years. She was married to Raymond Kraus. Gary and Kay were united in marriage on September 5, 1996 in Fargo, ND. They then moved to Oakes, ND where she substitute taught for several years. Kay loved to read, spend time with her friends and students, go to the movies, and attend Bible Study Group. She was a member of The Oakes Church of the Nazarene, The ND Retired Teachers Assoc., and The Dickey County Historical Society, where she served as Secretary for many years. She is survived by her husband, Gary, her two sons, Robert (Dawn) King of West Fargo, ND and Rodney (Cynthia Breuer of Destin, FL. Two Grand Children, Max and Adriana, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband,

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