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Frank Lemer

Mar 5, 2010

Funeral services were held Monday, Mar. 1, 2010, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Drake, for Frank Lemer, 96, of Drake, who died Wednesday, Feb. 24 at St. Aloisius Nursing Home in Harvey.

Burial was in the Drake City Cemetery.

Frank was born Sept. 16, 1913, in rural Drake, a son of George and Kathrina (Grad) Lemer. He was raised and attended country school there. At an early age, he helped his father on the family farm and worked on threshing crews in the surrounding area. He enlisted in the Civilian Conservation Corps, working on several projects including the Fort Peck Dam. He entered the U.S. Army in 1942, and served during WWII. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to the Drake area to farm. He married Gladys Bromley on Nov. 29, 1944, in Drake. The couple moved to Spokane, Wash., where he worked at an aluminum plant. In 1945, they returned to the Drake/Anamoose area where they farmed and ranched. After the farm auction in 1965, they moved into Drake. He worked as a mechanic for Bossert Implement in Drake, and did carpenter work at the Anti Ballistic Missile sites in northeastern North Dakota and at various construction sites in Minot. He retired due to a job related injury.

He was a member of the David D. Nehrenberg American Legion Pot #32 of Drake, and the Harvey Eagles Club.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys; four sons: Roger, Arlyn, and Carey, all of Lolo, Mont., and Joedy of Great Falls, Mont.; two daughters: Beverly Vinton of Drake and Dell Rae Hausauer of rural Kief; 21 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Theresa Keller of Velva; one brother, Peter of Drake; and one sister-in-law, Lena Lemer of Minot.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Ludwig; and four sisters: Magdalen Volk, Eva Volk, Rose Bruner, and Josephine Lemer in infancy.

Arrangements by Bethke-Nelson Funeral Home, Drake.

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