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Mitchel L. Berhow -- Oakland

OAKLAND -- The funeral for Mitchel L. Berhow will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Austin, with the Revs. Andrew M. Lindahl and Mike Olmsted officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Oakland.

Mr. Berhow, 76, of Oakland, died Tuesday (March 30, 2004) at Austin Medical Center.

He was born July 31, 1927, in Grand Meadow. On Aug. 26, 1950, he married Darlene Peterson in Oakland. Mr. Berhow was a skilled craftsman and for many years worked as a carpenter in the Albert Lea and Austin area. In the early 1970s, he opened his own cabinet shop in Oakland and worked there until his retirement in 1990. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, pitching horseshoes, camping and snowmobiling. He also enjoyed watching football and baseball, yard work, playing gin rummy and his golf cart.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, David (Louise) of Austin, Steven (Beth) of Oakland and Brian (Nancy) of Hayward, Minn.; a daughter, Jeanne (Ronald) Wangen of Oakland; 10 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and five step-great-grandchildren. Two sisters and one brother preceded him in death.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary in Austin and at the church one hour before the service on Friday.

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