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Tammy Lou Lueders, 49

Tammy Lou Lueders, age 49, of Dassel, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, as the result of an accident in Fargo, ND.

A memorial service will take place Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel, with a time of gathering beginning at noon at the church.

The Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato is handling the arrangements.

Tammy was born Oct. 18, 1961, in New Ulm, to Dennis and Bonnie Havemeier. Tammy attended parochial school in Green Isle, and graduated with the class of 1980 from Arlington High School.

Following high school, Tammy worked in Arlington at a facility for the mentally handicapped. She then took a position in Victoria, at another home for the mentally handicapped.

Her next employment was in Buffalo, at an adult day care facility for people with Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. After that, she was the manager of an assisted living facility in Buffalo, called Kensington Cottages.

She then worked at Econo Foods pharmacy in Litchfield, then at Staples Chiropractic in Cokato, and was currently employed at Nesseth Chiropractic in Cokato.

Bret Lueders asked Tammy’s father if he could propose to her. He agreed, and the couple were married Nov. 25, 1988, in Arlington. Bret and Tammy have made their home in Dassel ever since. The couple was blessed with three boys.

Cooking, gardening, landscaping, flowers, collecting rocks, and scrapbooking were hobbies Tammy enjoyed. Spending time with family and attending their boys’ events were always the most important things in Tammy’s life.

As a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel, Tammy served in the youth program and Sunday school.

Tammy is survived by her loving husband, Bret; three sons, Tyler, Garret, and Pierce, all of Dassel; her mother, Bonnie Havemeier of Cokato; and a sister, Connie (Dave) Huber of LeSeuer.

She was preceded in death by her father, Dennis Havemeier; and grandparents Elmer and Eleanor Guetzko, and Paul and Mary Havemeier.