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Alfred Henry Albert Greenhagen

Alfred Greenhagen was called to his eternal rest while at home Friday, April 26, 2002, having attained the age of 81 years, four months, and 22 days.

Alfred Henry Albert Greenhagen was born on a farm north of Howard Lake Dec. 4, 1920, the son of Henry and Hilda (nee Zeidler) Greenhagen. A life-long member of St. James Lutheran Church, Howard Lake, he was baptized Dec. 26, 1920, by the Rev. Oetjen and confirmed in his faith April 14, 1935, by the Rev. C. G. Seltz.

Alfred was united in marriage to Lucille Kammerer at Bethlehem Evangelical Church, Maple Lake, Dec. 27, 1942, by the Rev. Grupe. Their 59 years together were blessed with the births of five children.

The couple made their home north of Howard Lake in rural Annandale, where they farmed. Alfred had a good work ethic and also worked at various places over the years.

As a member of St. James Lutheran Church, he served as chairman of the congregation, an elder, and was a member of the Lutheran Laymen's League. He was respected by many people and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and sports.

Alfred was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Hilda Greenhagen; three brothers, Howard, Donald, and Arnold; and one grandson, Kim Greenhagen.

He is survived by his wife, Lucille; two sons, Howard (Sherry) Greenhagen and Harold Greenhagen; three daughters, LuAnn (Barry) Baum, Carol (Len) Potvin, and Lynette (Bill) Cordell; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four sisters; three brothers; seven sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at St. James Lutheran Church, Howard Lake, with the Rev. Michael Nirva and the Rev. Martin Schoenfeld officiating. The organist was Nancy Butterfass with special music by the St. James Ladies Choir. Interment was at the St. James Cemetery on Dutch Lake.

Pallbearers were his seven grandsons, Phillip Greenhagen, Charles Greenhagen, Daniel Greenhagen, Joshua Baum, Taylor Baum, Brian Potvin, and Matthew Cordell.

Honorary pallbearers were his four granddaughters, Jennifer Griffith, Allison Baum, Michelle Cordell, and Angela Cordell.

Arrangements were made by the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake.

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