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Calvin John Schlagel

Calvin (Cal) John Schlagel, age 63 of Maple Lake, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004 at the Monticello-Big Lake Nursing Home.

Cal was born Dec. 29, 1940 in Winsted, the youngest of 13 children, to George and Catherine (Paul) Schlagel.

He served in the US Navy from 1959-1963.

Cal lived in Maple Lake the last 30 years, and married Diane Koontz Nov. 5, 1977 in Maple Lake.

He was employed by Great River Energy of Elk River for over 30 years, retiring in 1999.

Cal was a member of Bethlehem United Church of Christ, American Legion Post 131, VFW Post 7664, Union Local IBEW 160, and a life member of the Minnesota Jaycees.

He enjoyed his granddaughters, cooking, camping, spending time in Arizona, and his dog, Shayla.

Cal is survived by his wife, Diane of Maple Lake; son Brad and his wife, Lynn, of St. Michael; granddaughters Rebecca and Megan of St. Michael; and sisters Glenda Laswell of Anoka, Bernadette Blue of Coon Rapids, and Joan (Vetsch) Tholkes and her husband, Matt, of Buffalo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, and three sisters.

Funeral services took place at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, at Bethlehem United Church of Christ, Maple Lake, with the Rev. Richard C. Mark officiating. Music was provided by Pearl Lieb, organist, and David Schmidt, soloist. Interment followed in Fort Snelling Cemetery, Minneapolis.

Friends called from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14 at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Maple Lake, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation followed for one hour prior to the services at the church Wednesday.

Pallbearers were Jim Nemec, Denny Sandberg, Glen Combs, Greg Thomes, Bill Vetsch, and Tom Hetland.

Arrangements were by Dingmann Funeral Care of Maple Lake.

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