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Friends, admirers recall former US Sen. McGovern

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Friends and admirers of George McGovern paying their respects to the former senator and Democratic presidential candidate during a public viewing say he was a generous man who stayed true to his beliefs.

McGovern died Sunday at age 90. He was a political legend in South Dakota and was very involved in efforts to feed the hungry.

Thelma Moberly was among the several dozen people who streamed past the casket holding McGovern during a public viewing Thursday at First United Methodist Church.

The 85-year-old Sioux Falls resident says she and her husband Richard had been close friends with McGovern's sister, Mildred.

Thelma Moberly says she was touched when George McGovern called her in 1995 from Washington D.C. to express his condolences following news of her husband's death.

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