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Arlo Weimer

Feb. 20, 1916-Feb. 16, 2010

Arlo D. Weimer, 93, of Detroit Lakes died Tuesday February 16, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.

Arlo Dale Weimer was born to Jacob and Pearl (Duer) Weimer on February 20, 1916 in Harris, Iowa. He grew up and attended school in Hartley, Iowa, graduating from high school there.

On April 12, 1936 Arlo was united in marriage to Alvena Williams in Worthington, Minn. They made their home in Hartley, Iowa, where he worked as a salesman for DeLaval Separator. He served in the United States Army from 1944-45. Shortly after his discharge, they moved to Spencer, Iowa, where he continued working for DeLaval.

In 1949 they moved to Sioux City, Iowa, where Arlo worked for the Allis Chalmers dealer. In 1951 they moved to Detroit Lakes, and he again worked for DeLaval until 1959, when he purchased Long Bridge Resort in Detroit Lakes. He operated the resort for the next 10 years, and also developed the Long Bridge Mobile Court. He later worked in real estate, specializing in resort sales. In 1996, Arlo was united in marriage to Shirley Meyer.

Arlo was a 52-year member of the Masonic Lodge, a 35-year member of the El Zagel Shrine, and a 57-year member of the American Legion. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards and time spent with his family.

Surviving Arlo are his wife, Shirley; one son, Dean (Marci) Weimer, of Hitterdal; two daughters, Dureen (Thomas) Schwegman of Brainerd and Marcida (Michael) Patridge, of Grand Forks, N.D.; nine grandchildren, eight great grandchildren; one sister, Thais Olhausen of Sioux Falls, S.D.; one stepson, Randi (Katie) Meyer of Valley City, N.D.; three stepdaughters, Sandi (Henry) Bruns of Valley City, Bonnie Grafing, of Valley City and Marci (Dean) Weimer of Hitterdal.

Preceding him in death were his first wife, Alvena (1994); and one brother, Kenneth Weimer.

Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 at United Methodist Church in Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour before.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. Those wanting to share memories and condolences online may use the messages of sympathy section at