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George Wessels

Dec. 9, 1927-May 19, 2011

George H. Wessels, 83, of Audubon died Thursday, May 19, 2011 at his residence.

George Henry Wessels was born to Karl and Louise (Beitelspacher) Wessels on December 9, 1927 in Le Mars, Iowa. He grew up and attended school there. Following the death of his father, the family moved to Minnesota.

On September 15, 1947 George was united in marriage to Alice Thom. They made their home in Edgeley and Fargo, N.D., until moving to Audubon in 1960. They farmed there for a while, until selling the farm and moving to town.

George worked for the Audubon School District as a bus driver and as maintenance supervisor, retiring in 1989. He worked the next 20 years mowing grass for the City of Audubon. He enjoyed making the city look nice. He was also blessed to be married to Myrtle Christensen for 12 years.

George enjoyed visiting with his friends and working in his garden and with his flowers. He liked to see things grow. He was always happiest when he was helping others. The most important part of his life was his family and being able to spend time with them.

Surviving George are one daughter, Patsy (Glenn) Holmgren of Audubon; one son, Cliff (Shelley) Wessels of New York Mills; five grandchildren, Julie (Roy) Storsved of Detroit Lakes, Kathy (Jeramie) Jacobson of Detroit Lakes, Jenny Wessels of Wadena, Katie (Jon) Gussiaas of Mohall, N.D., and Karl Wessels of Fargo; four great grandchildren, Mikaela and Alex Storsved, Hannah and Ethan Jacobson; two brothers, Herbert Wessels of Dazey, N.D., and Larry (Bev) Wessels of Willmar, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his wife Alice (1997); his parents; two brothers; and three sisters.

Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Monday, May 23 in First Lutheran Church, Audubon, with visitation for one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Services were entrusted to the West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes.

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