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Alfred J Staffenhagen, Jr.

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Alfred J Staffenhagen, Jr., 82, of Akeley, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013.

Alfred was born Aug. 12, 1930 in Akeley to Alfred and Irena (Secord) Staffenhagen. He graduated from Akeley High School in 1948. Alf served two tours of duty in the U.S. Navy stationed in Hawaii. After his service in the Navy, Alf worked construction throughout the Midwest. His work included the Minuteman Missile Silos in Stanley N.D., bridges for Interstate 94 from Fargo to Jamestown, N.D. and bridges for Interstate 35 in Duluth.

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Alf married Frances Safratowich of Park Rapids. They had two children: Alfred III and Crystal. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in January.

Alf enjoyed hunting and fishing. He served several terms as a City Councilman and Mayor of Akeley.

Alf is preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Irena; brothers, Robert, Wesley, Bazil, Neal, Donald, Joe, and Jack; sisters, Floy and Beverly; and daughter, Crystal.

Alf is survived by his wife, Frances, of Akeley; son, Alfred III, of Minneapolis; grandchildren, Justin of Bemidji, Jerry and Isobella of Long Beach, Wash.; brother, Orville (Delores) Staffenhagen of Rogers; sister, Karyn (Glen) Stiffler of Akeley; and a ton of nieces and nephews whom he dearly cherished.

Services: will be held Saturday, July 6 in conjunction with the Staffenhagen/Todd family reunion. Further details are pending, contact Al Staffenhagen at 612-986-8526 or Tom Moore at 218-255-3035.

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