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Craig Wisted

March 6, 1948-June 28, 2012

Craig D. Wisted, 64, of Waubun, died Thursday, June 28, 2012 in Rochester, Minn., from complications of AML.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 3 in First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, with Reverend Wade Dutton officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery with Military Rites provided by the Lake Region Veterans Honor Guard.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 2, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at the new David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, and also for one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.

Craig Duane Wisted was born to Morell and Beatrice (Olson) Wisted on March 6, 1948 in Detroit Lakes. He graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1966. Following graduation, he worked for Sumner Electric in Detroit Lakes prior to entering the U. S. Navy in 1967.

Craig was united in marriage to Judy Schleeter November 26, 1971. He served three terms in the Navy, retiring in 1981. Following his discharge, he began work as a field service engineer for IBM in the Twin Cities, retiring in 2007. He and Judy moved to their retirement home on Juggler Lake in rural Waubun.

He enjoyed working with his violin and chainsaw collections; hunting, tinkering and building projects. He was a member of the Elbow-Tullaby Lakes Volunteer Fire Department.

Survivors include his wife Judy, of Waubun; a daughter, Jennifer Wisted of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; a son, Bradley Wisted of Pequot Lakes, Minn.; three grandchildren, Nicholas Wisted, Seth Evenson and Jacob Evenson; brothers, Bruce (Gail) Wisted of Detroit Lakes and Ron Wisted of Detroit Lakes; and a sister, Jan (Jeff) Hartmann of Hillman, Minn.

Preceding him in death were his parents and an infant granddaughter.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to or the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

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