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David Alger

Feb. 23, 1938-Feb. 12, 2012

David G. Alger, 73, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, February 12, 2012 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 at Emmanuel Nursing Home, with visitation for one hour prior to the service.

David was born the son of Floyd and Rachel (Hanson) Alger on February 23, 1938 in Bemidji. He was raised in Bismarck, N.D., and as a young man, David enlisted in the United States Navy. During his time of service, he served on the USS Yorktown. After his return from the military he worked in various jobs.

David was united in marriage to Ginger Hoff on October 4, 1967 in California. They moved to Detroit Lakes in 1978 and David began working for Gabor Trucking. He continued to work for Gabor Grucking for several years, until he purchased his own semi. David operated his trucking business until his health forced him to retire.

David enjoyed reading, mechanic work, fishing and NASCAR racing. His greatest enjoyment came from his family and especially, his grandchildren.

Surviving David are his wife, Ginger Alger of Detroit Lakes; one daughter, Stephanie (Kent Johnson) Alger of Monticello, Minn.; two sons, Dion (Anna) Alger of Audubon and Carey (Traci) Alger of Frazee; five grandchildren and one more on the way; one brother, Richard (Bernie) Alger of Austin, Minn.; and one sister, Marion (Ed) Volk of Huntington Beach, Calif.

Preceding David in death were his parents and one infant son, Darin.