Maynard Randall Lafrenz, 70, Luverne, died under hospice care on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, at the Golden Living Center in Slayton.
A funeral was Friday, Nov. 18, at Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.
Maynard Lafrenz was born to Hans and Etta (Bruining) Lafrenz at the Luverne Community Hospital in Luverne. He was raised on farms in Rock County near Beaver Creek and then in Mound Township. Maynard received his education in Luverne, graduating from Luverne High School in 1963. He went to work at Luverne Oil and then at Schoon Motor. Eventually Maynard became self-employed doing auto-body restoration. He later purchased an Exhaust Pros franchise in Luverne which he operated until his retirement. Following his retirement, Maynard became more active in local government as a city councilman and began serving his third 4-year term shortly before becoming disabled. In October 2012 he became a resident at the Lyon County Care Center in Rock Rapids, Iowa. In October 2015 Maynard became a resident at Golden LivingCenter in Slayton.
Maynard was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Luverne. He enjoyed car racing, watching the Minnesota Vikings and his dog, Sheeba. Most of all he enjoyed having coffee and an occasional cookie with the guys in the morning and talking about local happenings.
Maynard is survived by two siblings, Jimmie Lafrenz (special friend, Janice Larson) of Beaver Creek, and Wanda Kafka of Luverne; two nieces; two great-nieces; and eight great-great-nieces and nephews; and other friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law, LaVern Kafka.
Arrangements were by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.