|Birth: ||Mar. 5, 1940|
|Death: ||Jun. 9, 2004|
Thief River Falls
Thief River Falls - Harlan Altepeter, Sr., 64, died Wednesday, June 9, 2004 at his home in Thief River Falls after a long illness.
Harlan Francis Altepeter was born March 5, 1940 in Minneapolis, the son of Helen Altepeter. He was baptized and confirmed at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Crookston. He attended Lincoln Grade School and Crookston Northwest School of Agriculture in Crookston from 1954-1956. Harlan entered the United States Army on April 26, 1957 and was honorably discharged on February 12, 1960. While he was in service Harlan earned his GED on June 26, 1958.
He worked for Moran's Seeding and Sodding the summer of 1960 and as a carpenter at the Grand Forks Air Force Base the summer of 1961. Harlan was bookkeeper at the John Deere Dealer in Crookston, from 1962-1964. He owned and operated the Dorothy Tavern and Slaughter House in Dorothy from 1964-1967, worked for American Republic Insurance from 1967-1971 and Hydra-Mac from 1971-2004.
Harlan was united in marriage to Jeanne Wavra on September 29, 1962.
Harlan enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming, trees, gardening and playing Bingo.
He was a member of the Thief River Falls VFW.
Survivors include 13 children: Camilla "Cammy Jo" (Wade) Joppru, Karol Ann (Steve) Haubrich, Cynthia Lee (Joe) Westrup, David Michael Altepeter, Harlan Francis Altepeter Jr., Stephanie Jeanne (Paul) Heaton, Theresa Jane (John) Keppel, Alanna Marie (Stan) Olson, Thomas Phillip Altepeter, Sarah Rae Altepeter (David Henry), Jeremiah Jacob Altepeter, Justin Henry Altepeter, and Joshua Anthony Altepeter; several grandchildren; sisters: Rosie LaPlante, Florence Zemyan and Madonna Aries.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne on Dec. 25, 1993; his mother, Helen Altepeter; grandparents: Stephen and Margaret Altepeter; one brother, Henry Altepeter; sister, Dorothy Mason; and special friend, Helen Peterson on August 24, 2002.
Helen M Altepeter (1917 - 1940)
Clementyne Jeanne Wavra Altepeter (1944 - 1993)*
Harlan Altepeter (1940 - 2004)*
Harlan Francis Altepeter (1940 - 2004)
Saint Dorothy Cemetery
Red Lake County
Plot: Lot 45, Grave 3
Created by: Maureen
Record added: Jun 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38572276
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