He served in the U.S. Coast Guard.
A funeral was Sunday, Jan. 27, at Christ Lutheran Church, Elbow Lake.
Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine; children Joanne (Dave) Johnson of Wyoming, Richard, Wayne (Lita), Janice (Tom) Amundson; grandchildren, Megan and Eliza Amundson, Beckett and Asher Anderson; mother, Hazel; brother, Donald (Donna); sisters-in-law, Lucy King, Erna (Hartley) Ellingson, Evelyn Witz, Marlisse Klimas; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his son, David; father, Harold; parents-in-law, Walter and Helen Lehrke.