Dwight Duane Lafrenz, 74, rural Luverne, died peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage.
A funeral service was Wednesday, Sept. 9, at Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.
Dwight Lafrenz was born May 19, 1946, to Henry and Martha (Meins) Lafrenz in Luverne. He was raised on the family farm and attended school in Luverne. Following his graduation from Luverne High School, Dwight went to work on the family farm and other nearby farms.
He married Diane Chipperfield. The couple divorced a short time later.
In addition to farming, Dwight also worked for a number of years skinning furs for Ralph Watts. He also did custom hay farm work for Bill Reu and worked for a time at both Hanson Silo and I.B.P. In recent years Dwight battled various health ailments.
Dwight’s passion in life was farming and simply living life. He enjoyed visiting with others. He was always willing to help anyone out with whatever he could. He loved his dogs and often could be seen with them by his side.
Dwight is survived by his son, Mark Lafrenz of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; his grandson, Caleb; his granddaughter, Oaklee; a sister, Elsie (Jerry) Wallace of Luverne; a brother, Don (Pat) Lafrenz of Luverne; four nephews; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Martha Lafrenz.
Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.