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Published August 02, 2013, 12:00 AM

Chester Mauritson

Chester Mauritson, 84, Shelly, MN, died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at the Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND.

Chester David Mauritson, the son of Mayne and Selma (Nornes) Mauritson, was born April 3, 1929 in Shelly. Chester was baptized and confirmed in his faith at what is now the Shelly-Marsh River Church. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Climax High School as valedictorian of his class in 1947. On June 11, 1950 he was united in marriage to JoAnne Henderson in Halstad, MN. They were blessed with one son, James. They made their home in Shelly where Chester farmed and drove school bus for many years. Chester moved the Halstad Living Center in 2011 due to poor health.

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