WALKER -- Lawrence William Dague, 79, Walker, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at his home.
He was born March 14, 1920, to Jacob and Lovessie (Dunn) Dague in Elk Point, S.D. He graduated from Akron, Iowa, high school. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy. While serving in the North Java Sea on the submarine USS Perch during World War II, he became a prisoner of war. He met and married Juanita Jacobs on Flag Day, June 14, 1946, in Iowa City, Iowa. He was stationed on the East Coast and Hawaii before moving in 1953 to Remer. He was a naval recruiter for Bemidji and Brainerd area from 1955 to 1958. In 1964, the family moved to Anoka and then returned to northern Minnesota when they moved in 1967 to Walker. He worked for Cass County as a veterans service officer until retiring in 1985. His wife died in 1985. He was a member of the Jenkins VFW and its POW group. He was a member of the Walker American Legion and had served as its commander.
Survivors include four sons, Roger, of Fountain, Colo., and Remer, Les, of Walker, Randy, of St. Louis Park, and Kim, of Bemidji; one daughter, Thelma Knowles, Akeley; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
His wife, a brother and a sister died earlier.
Services were Saturday at Hope Lutheran Church, Walker, with Rev. Dave Johnson officiating. Private family burial services will be this spring in Dague Cemetery of Island Lake near Remer.
Arrangements were with Cease Family Funeral Home of Nevis and Park Rapids.
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