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Richard Clarence Lakeman, 75, resident of Little Falls, MN,
passed away Saturday, February 23, 2013, at his home in Little
Richard was born on November 21, 1937, in Bakersfield, CA, to
the late Nicholas and Emma (Horn) Lakeman. As a young man
Richard grew up in Felton, MN, where he graduated from Felton
High School. Upon graduation he enlisted into the Minnesota
National Guard serving from 1960 until his honorable discharge
in 1966. He farmed for many years on the family home place in
Felton, MN. In 1980 Richard retired from farming and began his
career as a truck driver. He drove many miles throughout his
career mostly servicing the Minnesota area. When he was not
driving truck, Richard enjoyed working and tinkering around his
home. He was a very giving person who was always willing to
help someone that was in need.
Richard was preceded in death by parents, Nicholas and Emma
Lakeman; son, Randy Lakeman; second wife, Cynthia (Davis)
Lakeman; and brother-in-law, John Tratebas.
Richard is survived by sons, Cary Lakeman, of CO, and Perry
David Lakeman, of Virginia Beach, VA; daughters, Laura
Lakeman, of CO and Lisa (Craig) Olson, of CO; brothers,
Kenneth (Judy) Lakeman, of Coon Rapids, MN, and LeRoy
(Linda) Lakeman, of Borup, MN; sisters, Darlene Tratebas, of
Kouts, IN, and Vi Rheinhardt, of Rosemount, MN; five grand-
children; and first wife and mother of his children, Margaret Loe
Friends may call from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., on Saturday, at the
Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, MN.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, March 2,
2013, at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, MN, with
Rev. David Sperstad officiating.
Burial will take place in Moorhead Memorial Cemetery in
Moorhead, MN, at 1 p.m., on Monday, March 4, 2013.
Funeral arrangements are with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in
Little Falls, MN.