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Arthur Disse

Aug. 6, 1914-May 22, 2009

Arthur R. Disse, 94, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, May 22, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.

Arthur Raymond Disse was born Aug. 6, 1914 in Erie Township, rural Detroit Lakes. He was raised and educated in Erie Township. Art married Luella Schultz on Sept. 6, 1938 in Detroit Lakes, where they lived their entire married life. Art worked as a master carpenter in Detroit Lakes. Luella died Jan. 22, 1996. Art married Virginia Salo in July of 2000 in Detroit Lakes. He had raised mink and operated Art Disse Storage and Art Disse Construction.

Art enjoyed dancing, building furniture, his apple orchard and logging camp, and being with people. He had a great sense of humor and had provided apples for the Holy Rosary pies. He also raised pumpkins for area schools.

Surviving Art are his wife, Virginia Disse of Detroit Lakes; daughters, Marlene (David) Renner of Detroit Lakes, Diane Disse (Jim Murphy) of Lincoln City, Ore., Karen (David) Bjorkman of Duluth, Minn., Donna (Jack) Kennedy of Detroit Lakes and Sharon (Mike) Eilertson of Detroit Lakes; son, Gary (Betty) Disse of Detroit Lakes; 18 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; sister, Irene Kohler of Brainerd; brothers, George of Detroit Lakes, Wilfred "Fritz" of Detroit Lakes and Earl (Evelyn) of Wolf Lake.

Preceding him in death were his first wife, Luella; sisters, Alice and Florence; and brothers, Walter, Leonard and Charles "Bud" Disse.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 26 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes; there will be a 7 p.m. prayer service. Visitation continues for one hour prior to Wednesday's services at the church.

A mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 27 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with the Rev. Jerry Rogers officiating.

Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Detroit Lakes. The David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes is serving the family. Memories may be shared online at