Frank Disterhaupt

Frank H. Disterhaupt, 88, of Pillager, passed away April 29, 2017, at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 5 at 11:00 a.m. at the Motley Free Methodist Church in Motley with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 4 at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. 

Interment will be at Bridgeman Cemetery following a luncheon at the church after the service.

Arrangements are with the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples.

Frank was born on December 25, 1928, in Atkinson, Nebraska to Frank and Ida (Braun) Disterhaupt. He married Thelma Wondercheck on October 4, 1950 in Nebraska. They moved to May Township in Minnesota in 1956, where Frank started raising dairy cattle, later switching to raising beef cattle and was a rancher until the time of his death. Frank was a member of the Minnesota Cattlemen’s Association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Frank’s greatest joy was raising his cattle and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. 

Frank is survived by four daughters, Bonnie (John) Ruby; Carol Webster both of Motley, Sally (Dennis) Reger of Farmington and Kathy (Dave) Achermann of Motley; four sons, Steve (Lois) Disterhaupt of Hayden, ID, Doug (Jodi) Disterhaupt of Thief River Falls, Albert (Karen) Disterhaupt of Motley and Joe Disterhaupt of Eden Prairie; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Anna Mullen, Doris Terwilliger and Maryann McDaniel; five brothers, Herman Disterhaupt, Lonnie Disterhaupt, Ed (Delores) Disterhaupt, Clem Disterhaupt and Alden (Cindy) Disterhaupt. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jay and Ray Disterhaupt.

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