AITKIN -- Walter H. Deuermeyer, 79, Aitkin, died Friday, March 8, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth.
He was born July 15, 1922, in Gilman, Wis., to Walter and Hattie (Dudonsky) Deuermeyer. He moved with his family as a young boy to Aitkin and attended Aitkin High School. He served in the Army during World War II. He received the Good Conduct Medal, the European-African Service and five overseas service bars. He was a member of the Aitkin American Legion Lee Post No. 86. He married Marjorie Frederick on April 8, 1947, in Aitkin. They moved to Tamarack in 1950 where he operated a service station. In 1961, he opened an auto parts store in Aitkin. They moved to Aitkin in 1968. He later relocated the auto parts store to Crosby, retiring in 1986. His wife died in 1982.
Survivors include a daughter, Renee Fliss, Aitkin; two sons, Brad, Aitkin, and Bryan, College Station, Texas; three grandchildren; and a brother, Darwin, Kimball.
His wife, four brothers and two sisters died earlier.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First Lutheran Church in Aitkin with the Rev. Lance Isaacson officiating. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery. Military rites will be provided by the Aitkin Veterans Posts.
Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin and an hour before services Wednesday at the church.
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