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August M. Klier, 72, of Menahga, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Essentia Health Care in Fargo, N.D.

August was born Dec. 4, 1941 to Gerhart and Matilda (Wenzel) Klier in Park Rapids. He attended country school, received his GED, and then graduated from Detroit Lakes Technical College.

He married the love of his life, Veda Cooper Nov. 2, 1963. This union was blessed with five daughters.

August worked as an owner and operator for Polman Transfer in Wadena. He also drove dump truck for GNT, STS, and did diesel mechanic work. In 2012, he retired from Polman Transfer after many years of service.

August loved fixing things; especially cars, trucks, and anything with an engine. His time was also filled with reading books about truck history, tending to his garden, feeding the birds, and spending time with their beloved dog. Most importantly August enjoyed being with his family.

August will be remem-bered as a loving husband and father; was a very hard worker, enjoyed helping others, and had a deep appreciation for what others did for him.

August is survived by Veda, his loving wife for 51 years; five daughters who adored him: Kelly (Everet) Klier, Michelle (Tony) Yliniemi, Wendy (Doug) Klier, Barb (Chris) Mckenzie, and Annette (Jeff) Walker; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Ted Klier; and many family members and friends who will miss him dearly.

August was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Joe; sister, Evelyn; and granddaughter, Lisa.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Nevis, with Pastor Darrell Morton officiating.

Visitation: one hour prior to the service at the church.

Interment: Arago Cemetery, Hubbard County.

A luncheon will follow after the interment at the church.

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