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Agnes Dague

Agnes L. Dague, 89, of rural Verndale, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2009, at her home.

She was born Jan. 16, 1920, to Adrian and Luella (Routier) Svenson in Chamberlain, S.D. She married Willard Dague on Jan. 16, 1939, at her parents' home in Chamberlain. She was a homemaker while Willard farmed in South Dakota. In 1953, they moved to Poplar, Minn., and later to Verndale in 1961 when she worked in the Wadena Butter Plant. In 1969, they moved to Rochester, Minn., and she was employed as a home health aide until retiring in Verndale in 1983. She was an active member of Hope Chapel Church, Women's Missionary Prayer Fellowship and the Ladies Aid. She loved reading her Bible, playing games with all of her family, crocheting, and traveling the United States visiting her family.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 20, at Hope Chapel in rural Verndale with the Rev. Dennis Gordon officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Reneé White, Rhonda Douglas, Phyllis Kveton, Cindy Shutt, Christan Atkins and Lan Bimberg. Pallbearers were Juanita Dahlvang, Teresa Dague, Amy Dague, Rachel Moehn, LeAnn White, and Jeni Bimberg. Interment was in the Poplar Cemetery in rural Poplar. Arrangements were with the Johnson Memorial Home in Wadena (

Survivors include her son, Willard (Kathy) Dague of Anoka, Minn.; daughters, Violet (Gary) Dahlvang, Donna (Charles) White, and Judy (Chuck) Bimberg, all of Verndale, and Alice Murphy of Little Rock, Ark.; 15 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; three step-great-great-grandchildren; and sisters, Margaret Powell of Pukwana, S.D., Bernice Hintze of Hutchinson, Minn., and Helen Larson of Brandon, S.D.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard, in May 2002; her parents, Adrian and Luella; brothers, Adrian, Charles and Leslie; sisters, Florence and Ethel; and a grandson.