Larry Drechsel

Larry Drechsel, age 78, passed away on September 13, 2021 at Lake Region HealthCare in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.

Larry was born July 18, 1943 to parents Alfred Drechsel and Lorraine Halgrimson in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. He got his education at a rural country school before starting his job at Olson Concrete in Minneapolis for 16 years. Later he began work at Pro-build lumberyard in Fergus Falls where he worked for 20 years.

Larry married his loving wife Diann (Swanson) Drechsel in 1963 at Immanuel Lutheran church. To this marriage was born a daughter Doreen Beth and a son Allen. Larry enjoyed shooting pool with friends at the Pelican Rapids Pool Hall, fishing, deer hunting, competing in horseshoe tournaments, travelling, and -in his later years- golfing.

Larry is survived by his wife, Diann of Erhard, son Allen of Erhard, brother Gary (Starla) of River Falls, Wisconsin, sister Phyliss (Robert) Bahr of International Falls; sister-in-laws, Clarice (Larry) Peterson, Ottillie Tollefson, Sharon Swanson and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by parents, Alfred and Lorraine and daughter in infancy, Doreen Beth.

Memorial Service: 11:00 A.M., Saturday, September 25, 2021, at Tonseth Lutheran Church, Erhard, MN, with a visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.

Funeral arrangements are with the Glende-Nilson Funeral Home of Fergus Falls.

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