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Stanley A. Rudeen

Jan. 23, 1919 - July 3, 2006 WILLMAR -- Stanley A. Rudeen, 87, of Willmar, died Monday at Infinia at Willmar. The service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Mamrelund Lutheran Church in Pennock. Burial will be in Cloverleaf Cemetery in Willmar with mili...

Jan. 23, 1919 - July 3, 2006

WILLMAR -- Stanley A. Rudeen, 87, of Willmar, died Monday at Infinia at Willmar.

The service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Mamrelund Lutheran Church in Pennock. Burial will be in Cloverleaf Cemetery in Willmar with military honors by American Legion Post 167.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials preferred to Mamrelund Lutheran Church, Rice Hospice, Infinia Healthcare.

He was born on Jan. 23, 1919 in Dovre Township, Kandiyohi County to Gustaf and Helen (Holmgren) Rudeen. He attended District 14 East Country School. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served in France, Italy, Africa, Netherlands and England. Upon his discharge, he returned to Dovre Township where he farmed with his brother, Harwin.

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On Oct. 1, 1970, he married Lavina Widboom. Lavina died in 1996. In 2001, he moved from the farm into Willmar and lived at West View Village. Since August of 2005, he had been a resident at Infinia.

He was a member of Mamrelund Lutheran Church in Pennock and spent many hours taking care of and supporting old Mamrelund Church and Cemetery. Stanley was a member of American Legion Post 167 for many years.

He is survived by his nieces, LuAnn (and Frank) Hansen of Grand Rapids; Janice Rudeen and son, Jason Kreun of Chaska.

He was preceded in death by his wife, two brothers and one sister.

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