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Adelbert F. Compton

Adelbert F. Compton, age 91, of Annandale, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, at the Annandale Care Center, where he has been a resident the past four years.

Del was born Dec. 16, 1910, at Smith Lake to William and Harriet (Rice) Compton. He married Frieda Dittel April 11, 1931, in Buffalo, and they resided in Minneapolis.

He served his country during WWII in the US Navy. He was employed by Twin City Ordinance, Department of Defense for 26 years, retiring in 1971.

He and Frieda enjoyed traveling, wintered in Apache Junction, Ariz., and summered at their Clearwater Lake home.

Del had many interests and hobbies ­ he raced horses and played accordion and keyboards in bands during his younger years. He later raced hydroplane boats and belonged to a four-wheel drive vehicle club.

Del loved the desert mountains of Arizona, the lakes of Minnesota, hunting, fishing, and photography. He also was a local historian and quite a storyteller.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frieda, May 24, 1988; brother Verlund Buck Compton, and sisters Delores Doris Tholen, Alice Hessel, and Marcella Oliver.

He is survived by his loving nieces Barbara Johnson and Judy Grega of Annandale, Karen Compton of Burbank, Calif., nephew Bob Dittel of Lake Elmo, and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Tuesday, October 29, 2002, 11:30 a.m., at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale, with the Rev. Scott Jakel officiating.

Burial followed in Sylvan Cemetery, Middleville Township, Wright County. Friends called one hour prior to services.

The pallbearers were Harold Johnson, Bryan and Kevin Grega, Eric Engh, and Bob and Gordy Dittel. Music was provided by soloist Bob Dittel and pianist Orma Lou Jacobsma.

Arrangements were by Dingmann Funeral Care of Annandale.

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