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Gerhard Thune

Feb. 6, 1923-March 26, 2010

Gerhard Leonard Thune, 87, of Lake Park, passed away on Friday, March 26, 2010, at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.

Gerhard was born to Gunder and Gunhild (Besserud) Thune on February 6, 1923, at the family farm in rural Lake Park. Growing up on the family dairy farm, he also attended county school through the 8th grade.

Gerhard was married to Edna Banse and later to Ann Avery, before marrying Ann Stewart. He continued to farm until retiring at age 50 and going back to school. He then started a career in refrigeration service and repair. He took great pride in his work and was very good at it. Outside of his work, he enjoyed traveling to Nevada during the winter months, taking pictures of his travels, and gardening in the summer months. He will be missed.

Gerhard was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lars and Anne; parents, Gunder and Gunhild; and sister, Anna.

Surviving Gerhard are several cousins and friends.

Funeral services are set for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, with visitation for one hour preceding the services, at Lake Park Lutheran Church, Lake Park. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Wright Funeral Home, Lake Park, is providing arrangements.There is an online guestbook at