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  Roseau - Allan “Buddy” Magnusson, 73, died on Sunday, February 6, 2005 at the Roseau Area Hospital. 
 Funeral services for Allan “Buddy” Magnusson were held on Friday, February 11 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Roseau.
 Allan “Buddy” Magnusson, the son of Hazel (Johnson) and M.B. (Mike) Magnusson was born on November 12, 1931 in Duxby Township, Roseau County.
 Buddy attended country school in Duxby and also the Roseau school. In 1949, he graduated from the Northwest School of Agriculture in Crookston.
 Buddy served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He enlisted on December 11, 1952 and was Honorably Discharged on December 1, 1954.
 On August 7, 1955, Buddy and Donna (Fugleberg) were united in marriage at Moe Lutheran Church in Roseau. They moved into Buddy's parents' farm in December 1959 and later purchased the farm in 1960. Buddy and Donna have lived there since, farming and raising their family. For the past 12 years Buddy served as the Roseau County Veterans Service Officer.
 Buddy has been involved in numerous organizations in the area;  The Roseau Elevator, Dairy Herd Improvement Association, local Land O'Lakes Board, Breeding Association, Roseau Agricultural Society, Farm Credit Association, the Lions, American Legion, VFW, local 4-H program, the Federal Land Bank, Red River Valley Development Board. 
 He served on the Roseau County Fair Board for 27 years, was a Hospice volunteer, lifetime member of Messiah Lutheran Church and served on the counsel along with many other church affiliated groups. 
 He was awarded the following: 1970 King Agassiz, 1974 Honored Dairyman of the Red River Valley Winter Shows, 1984 Outstanding Farm Family of the Year Award, 1986 Red River Valley Farmer and Homemaker Award, 1994 Top Aggie Award, 1998 Ninth District Outstanding Fair Person of the Year.
 Buddy loved his family and especially enjoyed it when the grandchildren were around. He liked woodworking, yard work, reading, serving the Veterans of Roseau County, spending time at the Duxby Deer Camp and his annual fishing trip to Canada with his sons and grandsons.
 Buddy Magnusson passed away on Sunday, February 6, 2005 at the Roseau Area Hospital. He was 73 years old.
  He is survived by his wife Donna of Roseau; children, Steve (Kristy) Magnusson of Grand Forks, N.D., Doug (Teri) Magnusson of Roseau, Julie (Jeff) Eaton of Roseau, Mark (Lane) Magnusson of Fergus Fall, Pam (Ted) Bettin of Thief River Falls, Yhone (Dawn) Magnusson of Roseau, Cindy (Randy) Holmgren of Roseau and Tim (Melissa) Magnusson of Thief River Falls; 17 grandchildren; sisters, Phyllis (Ernie) Teie of Pequot Lakes and Yona Gail Urness of Indianapolis, Ind.; sisters-in-law, Peggy Magnusson and June Magnusson and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and his many wonderful friends.
 Buddy's parents, M.B. and Hazel Magnusson, brothers Udell, Vernon, Yvonne, James all precede him in death. A00003B2005FB16