CROSSLAKE -- Olaf Julian Northagen, 69, of Ideal Township, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
He was born Feb. 25, 1933, in Dahlen Township, N.D., to Henry J. and Joran (Steinley) Northagen. He graduated from high school in Dahlen and then from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, in 1955. He entered the Navy and graduated from Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I. He served as a lieutenant junior grade on naval carriers, completing several overseas tours. After his discharge, he married Lorraine M. Chapman on Sept. 15, 1957, in St. Hilaire. They lived in the Minneapolis area where he worked as vice president for US Bank for 25 years. He accepted a position as vice president with the First National Bank of Anoka where he worked until his retirement in 1993. They moved to Ideal Township. He was a member of the Crosslake Lutheran Church. He was active in the investment club and also assisted the DNR with a wildlife management area.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Lisa M. Northagen, Chaska; two sons, Timothy Lee Northagen, Maple Grove, and Michael Lynn Northagen, Inver Grove Heights; four grandchildren; two sisters, Violet Charon, Hallock, and Avis Dvorak, Lankin; and three brothers, Gilman Northagen, Michigan, N.D., James Northagen, Beaver Bay, and Lloyd Northagen, Walhala, N.D.
His parents died earlier.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Crosslake Lutheran Church with the Rev. Mark Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Pelican Woods Cemetery in Breezy Point with military honors provided by Crosslake American Legion Post No. 500. Memorials are preferred to the Crosslake Lutheran Church building fund, the American Cancer Society, or a charity of the donor's choice.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Crosslake and an hour before services Saturday at the church.
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