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Darrell F. Main, 84

Darrell Fred Main, 84, formerly of Howard Lake, passed away Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at Park View Care Center in Buffalo.

A memorial service will take place Monday, Nov. 25 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Howard Lake, with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements are with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Howard Lake; www.swansonpeterson.com.

Darrell was born Jan. 12, 1935, in Howard Lake, to Fred and Lillian (Zander) Main.

He graduated from Howard Lake High School in 1953, and went on to get his teaching degree from St Cloud State University.

Darrell married Nancy Buescher June 15, 1963, at Nashwauk Lutheran Church. They lived in many different places early in their marriage and finally settled back in Howard Lake.

Darrell wore many hats and had many different jobs in his lifetime. He was an art teacher and coach in Glencoe, and worked in sales at Skelly Oil and Goodyear. Darrell and his wife Nancy owned the Howard Lake bowling alley, and went on to own the Montgomery Ward catalog store in Cokato. Darrell later drove school bus for Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School District until he retired.

Darrell loved hunting, fishing, woodworking, working on engines, and anything outdoors.

He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Howard Lake; American Legion Post 145, and Lions Club International.

As a Lion, Darrell served many different positions, from club president of the Howard Lake Lions, to district governor of 5M7 District. He won many awards and recognitions throughout his time as a Lion.

Darrell was always willing to help and serve others.

He is survived by his son, Fred (Catherine) of Buffalo, and their children, Kaitlyn and Fred; his daughter, Kristi, of Dassel; his nephews, Robert Buescher, Thomas (Nancy) Buescher, and Traci Buescher (Brad Keith); and many great nephews and nieces.

Darrell was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law.

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