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Curtis Albert Wangerud, 73

September 9, 2015 at the LakeWood Health Center in Baudette.

Curtis was born on August 12, 1942 in Spooner, MN to Anna (Loomis) and Einar Wangerud.  He attended the Wheeler Township one-room school house through the 8th grade.  He graduated from Baudette High School in 1960.  After growing up on a farm north of Baudette in Wheeler Township, he started driving launch on Lake of the Woods at the age of 16.

He married Maxine (Olson) on September 28, 1963 at Wabanica Lutheran Church. They had three daughters, Sherry, Terri and Cindy.   Curt began working for MN Department of Transportation in 1969 until he retired in 2004.  He moved from Bemidji to Baudette in 1973. He helped his parents with the farm and then continued to hobby farm after their passing, enjoying the quiet time in the field.  Curt enjoyed driving motor grader the most through his years at MNDOT.  Curt enjoyed snowmobiling with the Drifters and his family.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and flying with John Welberg.  He also enjoyed hauling sugar beets in the fall season and traveling to Texas in the winters.  Curt loved watching westerns on TV and was a storm spotter for LOW County.  His conversations regarding weather were plenty.  Curt groomed many miles of snowmobile trails in the winter months.

Curt was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Carol Justad; and four brothers-in-law.

Curt is survived by wife, Maxine Wangerud; daughters, Sherry (Julien) Brzoznowski Jr., Terri (Greg) Poppitz, Cindy Wangerud (Justin Soder); grandchildren, Jennifer Poppitz, Austin Poppitz; great-grandchildren, Riley Poppitz and Chase Anderson; sisters, Lillian Koranda, Ellen Davis, Della Davis; many loving nieces, nephews and cousins; Loyal Companion, Bode; best friends, John and Barb Welberg; God-Daughter, Denise Canfield, friend and traveling companion, Lois Vandenheuvel; and many co-workers, friends and family.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2015 at 4 PM at Wabanica Lutheran Church north of Baudette, MN.  Visitation will be one hour prior.

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