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Charles Leitheiser

Charles Leitheiser

Feb. 1, 1937-April 18, 2014

Charles S. "Bud" Leitheiser, 77, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Golden Manor in Detroit Lakes.

Charles Sidney Leitheiser was born to Joseph and Cora (Goebel) Leitheiser on February 1, 1937 in Detroit Lakes. He grew up and attended country school in Erie Township, rural Detroit Lakes.

On July 8, 1978 he was united in marriage to Deborah Karkinen in Detroit Lakes. Over the years he worked a variety of jobs, including construction work, groundskeeping work at Fair Hills Resort, and working at Bergen's Greenhouse.

Charles enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, and building bird houses.

Surviving Charles are his wife Deborah; a stepdaughter, Tammie (Marty) Jenson of Detroit Lakes; three grandchildren, Kendra Jenson, Tara Paquette and Chantel Paquette; two sisters, Dorothy (Elvin) Anderson of Lake Park and Virginia (Charles) Chadbourne of Detroit Lakes; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Ralph Leitheiser; and six sisters, Frances Olson, Margaret Penhiter, Ruth Moe, Veronica Tucker, Mary Sagmo and Helen Stoen.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday April 23 at the West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services.

Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes.