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Mourners gather Saturday outside St. Johns Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls for the funeral of Chris Panitzke, left. Panitzke, 28, and Kara Monson, 26, were the victims of a double shooting Sept. 2 in Monson’s Granite Falls home. Law enforcement officers are still searching for Andrew Dikken, identified as a suspect in the slayings. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Mourners pay tribute to man killed in double shooting


REDWOOD FALLS – By ones, twos, threes and sometimes larger groups, mourners on Saturday approached the open casket of Chris Panitzke in the front of St. Johns Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls to touch it and offer a prayer. Then, with bowed heads, they made their way to the pews.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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