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Iald John Auchter

Iald John Auchter

Iald John Auchter, 83, of Bemidji, formerly of Puposky, MN died Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Neilson Place in Bemidji.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji, MN with Wendell Knutson officiating. Visitation will be from 5 - 7 pm Tuesday at the funeral home and one hour before the service on Wednesday. Interment will be at the Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church Cemetery in Puposky.

Iald was born December 15, 1935 in Puposky, MN, the son of George and Mabel (Stebe) Auchter. He was raised and educated there and graduated from Bemidji High School in 1954. He married Lu Ann Huff on August 23, 1956 in Bemidji. He lived almost his entire life on the farm in Puposky. He loved farming and all that it entailed, especially raising and using draft horses. He took his horses to the Go and Whoa Club, Itasca Steam Threshers Association and the Rollag Steam Thrashers Association. He worked for a time at Taystee Bread, School District # 31, Core Craft, Dickinson Lumber and then for Beltrami Electric from May of 1968 to May of 1997 when he retired. He also enjoyed snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, and spending time entertaining his family with stories.

He is survived by his children Keith Auchter of Henderson, NV, Karen (Carl) Sukert of Bemidji, Lyle (Ann Nelson) Auchter of Palmdale, CA, and Tami (Mitch Thomas) Granmo of Two Harbors, MN, grandchildren Mindy (Andy) McBride of Rosemount, MN, Dustin Maddox of Camarillo, CA, Shaunika Maddox of Mesa, AZ, Tyler Auchter of Simi Valley, CA, Brittany (Carlos) Bahena of Astoria, Oregon, Jaisa Hoffbeck of Sanborn, ND, Devan (Sydney) Auchter of Bemidji, Mikaila (Damon) Kelsey of Brainerd, wife Bonnie Bundy Auchter of Bemidji and 10 great grandchildren and a daughter-in-law Mary Freese Auchter Woods.

He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife in 2006, 2 half brothers Elston and George, daughter Ialdene Auchter and son Tom Auchter.

Honorary Casketbearers will be Wendell Knutson, Earle Speckman, Dale Moe, Rick Wilberg, Bob Kaasa, Lloyd Delaney, and Art Hovde.

Active Casketbearers will be Don Wille, Scott Pemberton, Dan Edens, Randy Dahl, Larry Knutson and Dan Hogquist.