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David Butenhoff

David Butenhoff

Sept. 6, 1952-Aug. 30, 2013

David Lynn Butenhoff, 60, passed away unex-pectedly on Friday, Au-gust 30, 2013 at his lake home on Lake Lizzie in Pelican Rapids, a place that he loved dearly.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4 at St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church, 20996 County Highway 20 in Detroit Lakes. Father Bob LaPlante and Reverend Jeff McCracken will officiate. Burial will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Sabin.

Pallbearers will be Brady Butenhoff, Blaine Butenhoff, Ryan Jandt, Rodney Jandt, Ross Jandt and Jeremy Hovde; honorary pallbearers will be the Cornfield Round Table and the girls from the Cornfield.

Please join the family at the church after the services; burial will be Trinity Lutheran church in Sabin, Minn., following the luncheon.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Dobmeier Funeral Home in Barnesville, with a 7 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will also be held for one hour prior to the funeral service.

David Lynn Butenhoff was born on Sept. 6, 1952. He was born in Fargo, ND to Leonard "Butch" and Alice Maie (Rawalt) Butenhoff. He grew up on the family farm northwest of Barnesville and attended Barnesville High School, graduating in 1970. He also attended Moorhead Technical Col-lege and graduated with an auto mechanics degree in 1972.

David was full of life and love and did every-thing to the fullest. David enjoyed many hobbies and took many vacations with his family. He traveled extensively throughout the country. David had a love of cars, especially ones that were fast and loud. He owned his first Corvette in 1974 and the love for Corvettes and classic cars became a true passion.

David also had many other hobbies and interests including water and snow skiing, ice fishing and hunting. One of his daily routines was to go to the "round table" for coffee at the Cornfield Cafe with his friends and discuss all the world's issues on politics and religion. Life will never be the same without David's point-of-view.

David loved being a grandpa and especially loved the times they would come to the lake and spend time with him.

David retired a year ago from farming, at which he worked hard and was very good at it. He especially enjoyed farming with his brother, Dennis. Over the years they grew potatoes, wheat, barley, sunflow-ers, sugar beets and most recently, soybeans and corn.

David married Paulette (Lunday) on Nov. 7, 1973. To this union their son, Paul David was born.

David is survived by the love of his life, Joan Jandt Butenhoff; one son, Paul (Becky) Butenhoff, Jamestown, N.D.; two granddaughters, Molly Jo and Ava Grace Butenhoff; one brother, Dennis (Linda) Butenhoff, Barnes-ville, and children Amber (Don) Scott of El Paso, Texas, Brady (Sonja) Butenhoff, West Fargo and Blaine (Katie) Butenhoff of Olathe, Kansas; Joan's three sons Ryan Jandt and his daughter Skya of Wahpeton, N.D., Rodney Jandt (Kim) and children, Justice, Ethan and Nicolynn of Breckenridge and Ross Jandt and his dog Tucker; Joan's parents, Ray and Alice Miranowksi of Kent; and several members of Joan's family, including many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Leonard and Alice Butenhoff; brother-in-law, Elmer Miranowski.

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