Funeral Services were held for Argil Lueders, age 90 of Ottertail, on Friday, September 9, 2022 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ottertail, with Reverend Karl Weber officiating. The hymns were sung by the congregation, accompanied by Marcus Lueders. Special music was provided by Sarah Hansen. Pallbearers were Marcus Lueders, Mitchell Lueders, Brandon Lueders, Jacob Lueders, Brett Lueders, Justin Kern, Anthony Kern and Corby Kern. Honorary Pallbearers were Lola Hansen, Bella Hansen, Lena Hansen and Svea Hansen. Military Honors were provided by Charles D. Center V.F.W. Post #3289 of New York Mills, with Taps played by Corby Kern. Argil was laid to rest in St. John’s Church Cemetery, Ottertail.
Argil Dean Lueders was born at home in Ottertail, on July 9, 1932. His parents were the late Herman and Amanda (Glaeser) Lueders. Argil was Baptized on July 24, 1932 and Confirmed on April 14, 1946 at St. John’s Lutheran Church. He attended St. John’s Parochial School in Ottertail through the 8th grade. Argil graduated from the Perham High School with the class of 1950 and then helped his Dad on the family farm in Ottertail.
From May 21, 1953 to May 7, 1955 Argil served honorably in the United State Army. Argil returned to Ottertail and continued with the family farm. On June 6, 1964 Argil was united in marriage with Gladys Phillips at Trinity Lutheran Church in New York Mills. Their marriage was blessed with 4 children: John, Brian, Holly and Sarah. Together Argil and Gladys raised their children and farmed in Ottertail.
Argil enjoyed woodworking, playing the organ and singing with St. John’s Men’s Choir. He was always very active at St. John’s Lutheran Church where he was a life member and served as an Elder and Trustee. He was also a supervisor for Leaf Lake Township.
On September 2, 2022 Argil passed away peacefully at Perham Living in Perham, at 90 years of age. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Preceding Argil in death were his parents, Herman and Amanda Lueders, his sister Oradell and brother Delmont.
Argil is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Gladys Lueders of Ottertail; children: John (Dawn) Lueders of Ottertail; Brian (Lynn) Lueders of Perham; Holly (Aaron) Kern of Verndale; Sarah (Jimmy) Hansen of Henning; 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; many other relatives and a host of friends.
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Arrangements provided by Karvonen Funeral & Cremation Service of Henning.