Lawrence Reisenauer

Lawrence Reisenauer, 79, of Wadena passed away November 13, 2016 at Perham Living-Burlington, in Perham. 

A funeral mass was held Nov. 18 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Wadena with Fr. Aaron Kuhn celebrant. Military Honors were provided by Elmer Goche Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3922 of Wadena.

Burial was at the Wadena City Cemetery, Wadena.

Arrangements were with the Karvonen Funeral Home, Wadena. 

Lawrence was born December 5, 1936 in Gaylord, North Dakota to Alex and Mary (Scheetz) Reisenauer. He served in the U.S. Army from March 10, 1955 to December 15, 1956. He returned to North Dakota where he worked as a cook. On October 7, 1959 Lawrence married Mary Ann Dukart in New England, North Dakota. They made their home in New Mexico where Lawrence worked in the uranium mines. They later returned to North Dakota and Minnesota, to dairy farm. They moved to Bowman, North Dakota where they owned and operated Flag Stone Terrace. 

Lawrence married  Drucilla Koljonen on July 10, 1981. They resided in Dorset, where they farmed, retiring in 2000 and then made their home inWadena.

He is survived by four daughters, Sarah (Blane) Wasylewski of Elmira, MI, Suzette Free of Park Rapids, Violet (Greg) Stensland of Black Hawk, SD and Isabel (Theodore) Rutherford of Frazee; five sons, Gregory (Anita) Reisenauer of Elbow Lake, Bernard (Lori) Reisenauer of Bowman, Tracy Barker of MN, Matthew (Alphia) Reisenauer of Alamogordo, NM and Dwayne (Angie) Reisenauer of Staples; 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Pauline (Don) Galster, Bernice Rettinger and Carrie (Gerald) Praus all of Dickinson, ND; one brother, Edward (Barb) Reisenauer of New England; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents; wife Drucilla; two granchildren; two sisters, Elizabeth (John) Billman and Philomina Reisenauer. 

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