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Born: April 20, 1924

Death: December 13, 2012

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Harry Huseth

    April 20, 1924  -  December 13, 2012

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Harry Huseth, 88, of Thief River Falls, MN died on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at Sanford Medical Center in Thief River Falls, MN.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, December 17, 2012 at Zion Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, MN with Rev. Ale Tulu officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Thief River Falls, MN.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM with a 7:00 PM prayer service on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN. Visitation will also be held from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at the church on Monday.

Harry Edgar Huseth was born in Grygla, MN, on April 20, 1924, the son of Erick and Inga (Strandvold) Huseth. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Harry attended Northrop School and Lincoln High School, graduating in 1943.

Following High School Harry enlisted with the U.S. Army. He was stationed for three years in Germany during World War II. Harry was honorably discharged in 1946. He was very proud to serve his country.

When Harry returned from the war he met and married Jean Johnson. The couple had four children together: Richard, Renae, Sheryl, and Shelly. They made their home in Thief River Falls.

On October 16, 1961 Harry married the love of his life, Arlene (Markuson) Eliason at Zion Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls. Harry and his daughters with Arlene and her daughters (Renee, Darlene and Putzy) made their home in Thief River Falls. To this family one son was born, Wayne.

As a young man Harry worked for Adolphson Huseth Construction where he worked for many years building roads throughout Northwestern Minnesota. Later he worked for the Gambles Hardware Store in Thief River Falls. From 1960 until 1985 Harry worked for the United States Postal Service, retiring in 1985.

Harry loved riding motorcycle and traveling. For many years he helped Bob Loeffler drive cars from Chicago to Thief River Falls. Harry enjoyed dining out and visiting with his family and friends. He also enjoyed watching the Minnesota Twins and the Vikings, listening to music, and watching television.

He was a member of the American Legion Post #117, VFW Post #2793, and the Eagle’s Club, all in Thief River Falls.

Survivors include his loving wife of 51 years, Arlene of Thief River Falls; children, Renae (David) Pfleuger, Sheryl “Cher” Thomazin, Shelly “Michelle” Holland, Renee (Bernard) Fallon, Darlene (Terry) Wiseth, Charlene “Putzy” (Tim) Raiter and Wayne (Sheri) Huseth; grandchildren, Kelly Reid, Casey (Christina) Pfleuger, Lindsey (Jonathon) Juliot, Matthew Thomazin, Aaron (Jen) Thomazin, Sarah (Shannon) Park, Alisha (Matt) Atkins, Jolene (Kyle) Qualley, Benjamin Fallon, Brian Fallon, Stephanie Wiseth, Steven (fiance, Kristina DeFrang) Wiseth, Stacy Wiseth, Sallie Wiseth, Spencer Wiseth, Heather (Jeff ) Franson, Heidi (Chad) Paulson, Hunter Wright, Zane Huseth, and Shelby Huseth; 16 great-grandchildren; 1 great great-grandchild; brother-in-law, Gordon Froseth; many cousins, relatives, and friends.

He is preceded in death by his son, Richard; father; sister, Beulah Froseth; mother; brother-in-law, Morris Olson, son-in-law, Jon Holland and sister Dorothy Olson.