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Stanley Richard Husmann

Stanley Richard Husmann, 79, of Blackduck, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, at North Country Regional Hospital in Bemidji.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Blackduck with the Rev. Luis Buitron officiating. A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. today, with a prayer service and rosary at 7:30 p.m., at the Cease Family Funeral Home Chapel in Blackduck. A burial of cremated remains will be in the Lakeview Cemetery in Blackduck, with full military honors provided by American Legion Post No. 372.

Urnbearers will be Britney Syth and Ryan Husmann.

He was born on June 8, 1929, to Bernard "Ben" and Walburga "Wally" (Weiber) Husmann in Melrose, Minn. He attended the Blackduck School. He enlisted with the U.S. Navy on Feb. 20, 1948. He served at Pensacola, Fla., and Corpus Christi, Texas. He was honorably discharged Feb. 19, 1952, with the rank of SKSN, Store Keeper (Seaman 1st Class). He worked at the Blackduck Creamery from 1954-1957. He married Marion L. Theisen Sept. 28, 1957, at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Blackduck. They moved to San Jose, Calif. for a year where he made fiberglass boats. They lived in Minneapolis and Willmar, Minn., before moving back to Blackduck. He worked at the Blackduck Creamery Coop bottling milk and was butter maker from 1959-1965. At that time they moved to south Minneapolis where they spent the next 29 years. There he worked at the Minnesota Soldier's Home from 1965-1968 and worked for over twenty years as the Stationary Steam Engineer for the Minneapolis Grain Exchange from 1968-1991. He retired in 1991 and they moved to Long Lake northeast of Bemidji, where they lived until 1997. They spent 13 years traveling to Truth or Consequences, N.M., from 1991-2004. In 1997, they moved to Blackduck and have lived there since. He spent the last two years at the Good Samaritan Society in Blackduck.

He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 372 of Blackduck, The International Union of Operating Engineers 49, Local Union No. 70, and the St. Ann's Catholic Church in Blackduck. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching baseball on TV, and spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of Blackduck; children, Bernie (Julie) Husmann of Wasilla, Alaska, Brenda (Stan) Syth of Post Falls, Idaho, and Brian (Vikki) Husmann of Zimmerman, Minn.; seven grandchildren; sisters, Rosemary Gittins of Rockford, Minn., and Carol (Paul) Zimny of Cyrus, Minn.; a sister-in-law; nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his brothers, Derald Husmann and Harry Husmann and parents.

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