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Russell Biewer

Russell Biewer

Nov. 8, 1923-May 24, 2013

Russell F. Biewer, 89, of Lake Park, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2013, in his home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Russell Franklin Biewer was born to John and Bertha (Swanson) Biewer on November 8, 1923 in Audubon. He grew up and attended school in Audubon, and then helped his father on the farm. In 1944, he was drafted into the Marine Corps and served in Guam and China during World War II.

Russell later married Jeanette Nelson on August 27, 1949. Together they made their home in Lake Park. For several years, Russell worked for Northern Pacific Railroad as an engineer watchman, and later for Alexander Construction from 1959-1973, mostly in the Twin Cities area. From 1973-1986, he worked for Kohler Trucking and Baer Trucking.

Russell was a member of the VFW in Audubon, and the American Legion in Lake Park. He will be dearly missed. The family would like to give special thanks to Hospice of the Red River Valley for the exceptional care.

Surviving Russell are his wife of nearly 64 years, Jeanette; children, Jaqueline Biewer of Lake Park, Julie (Ron) McDonald of Detroit Lakes, James (Sue) Biewer of Detroit Lakes, Joni Biewer and Joe Bosch of Detroit Lakes; grandchildren, Jill (Greg) Erickson, Jed (Leah Bakken) Restad, Summer (Eric Aakre) Ramstad, Serena (Dan) Gigstead, Kelsey Biewer and Zander Bosch; and five great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents and his brothers, Archie and John.

Memorial services are set for 11 am. Tuesday, May 28 at Lake Park Lutheran Church in Lake Park, with interment in the church cemetery to follow.

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