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Dwaine C. Altringer, 75

Dwaine C. Altringer, age 75, of Waverly, died Wednesday, June 3, 2009.

He was born Feb. 8, 1934, to Alphonsis and Cecelia Altringer in Barron, WI, the second of six children.

Dwaine served in the Army in Germany from 1954 to 1956.

He married Lucille Minten May 17, 1958, in Butler, MN. They recently celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary.

Dwaine and Lucille moved to Waverly in 1959, where Dwaine started his business, DA’s Mobile Homes.

He was a respected member of the Waverly Fire Department for 20 years, and a founding member of the Waverly Gun Club.

Dwaine enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. He loved to fish and hunt.

Dwaine was very creative and taught his family to “think outside the box.” He had a great passion for building and fixing things, and some of his most notable creations include the Spartan, Turtle, Caddyshack, Slick, and a fishhouse. Dwaine was also fond of old cars, particularly his 1939 Graham, Model A truck, and his 1956 Chevy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers Lawrence, Gordon, Dennis, and Steve.

Dwaine is survived by his loving wife, Lucille; six children and their families; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Sharon (Jack) Sheats; sisters-in-law Eda (Larry) Altringer, Irene Moenkidick, Mary Weis, Marianne Minten, and Delores Minten; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Saturday, June 6 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly, with interment in the church cemetery.

Visitation was Friday, June 5 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Parish Hall, and continued Saturday morning for one hour prior to the Mass.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.