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George G. Femrite

George G. Femrite

April 7, 1932 - Jan. 22, 2009

ALEXANDRIA -- George Gorder Femrite, 76, of Alexandria, formerly of Lowry, died Thursday at the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria.

The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at First Lutheran Church in Alexandria. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in rural Lowry.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood and one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.

He was born April 7, 1932, at home in Ben Wade Township near Lowry to George and Dagney (Gorder) Femrite. He grew up on the family farm and received his high school diploma from the West Central School of Agriculture in Morris in 1950. He received additional training for diesel repair at the Utilities Engineering Institute in Chicago.

He married Betty Mero on June 27, 1953, in Morris. They lived on his grandparents' farm starting in 1954. He sold the farm in 1980 and began traveling in the United States, France, Spain, Germany, and Australia, building and maintaining gaming galleries at recreation and theme parks. He spent the past 15 years living on a farm in St. Mary's Township.

He is survived by daughters: Bobbie Adam of Fergus Falls, Julie (and Buck) Ridout of Fergus Falls, Cindy (and Mike) Favre of St. Peter and Laurie Lundberg of Bloomington; son: Tim Femrite of Fergus Falls; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister: Annette (and John) Kan of Chicago; brother: Gurvin (and Myra) Femrite of Lowry; and friend: Barb Olson of Alexandria.