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Dale Ernest Longhenry

Funeral services for Dale Ernest Longhenry, 54, of Minnetonka and formerly of Glencoe, were Thursday, March 15, from the Christ Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie, with the Rev. Gregory P. Lenz officiating.

Dale died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at his home in Minnetonka.

The organist was Tammy Austin, and the congregation sang "How Great Thou Art," "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" and "The Lord Is My Shepherd."

The pallbearers were Bob Carlson, Jeff Roepke, Mike Melchior, Bruce Biermann, Collin Exsted and John Raines. Interment was in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Helen Township.

Dale was born July 26, 1946, in Glencoe to Ernie and Adeline (Grewe) Longhenry. He was baptized in Glencoe Aug. 11, 1946, by the Rev. H. Schaller, and confirmed May 22, 1960, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Helen Township, by the Rev. K. Plocher.

Dale attended Glencoe Elementary School, then District No. 53 Country School, as well as St. John's Parochial School and then, Glencoe High School through graduation. He continued his education at Mankato State College.

On June 15, 1994, Dale was united in marriage to Patty McFarland at the Bloomington Lutheran Church.

He was employed as chief accountant at the Hennepin County Government Center.

Dale enjoyed playing cards, golfing, bowling, horse racing and visiting with his grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, Patty McFarland Longhenry; two sons, Lance Longhenry and wife, Debbie, of Wauwatosa, Wis., and Barry Longhenry and wife, Christi, of Shakopee; stepson and stepdaughter, John Raines of San Francisco and Samantha Melchior and husband, Mike, of Eagan; parents, Ernie and Adeline Longhenry of Glencoe; two grandchildren, Lauren and Luke Longhenry; two stepgrandchildren, Mackenzie and Michael Melchior; sister, Sandra Winterfeldt of Brownton; nieces and nephews, Kevin Winterfeldt of Brownton, Kym and Jeff Roepke of Glencoe, and Kristi and Bob Carlson of Lester Prairie; former wife, Pat Longhenry; as well as other relatives and friends.

His grandparents and a brother-in-law, Wayne Winterfeldt, preceded him in death.

The Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel handled the funeral arrangements.

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