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Floyd Dinnetz

PINE RIVER - Floyd Dinnetz, age 83, of Pine River, passed away Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Grand Rapids.

He was born Aug. 10, 1927, in Cleveland, N.D., to Fred and Elizabeth Dinnetz. He was raised on a farm in Britton, S.D., and served in the U.S. Air Force as an air traffic controller. Floyd married Marion Brabrook on Aug. 19, 1951. He was employed as an engineer for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad from 1954 to 1985. Floyd and Marion raised their children in Coon Rapids. After retiring, they moved to Pine River where Floyd owned and operated Pine River Sharpening for 15 years.

Floyd is survived by his wife, Marion; children David Dinnetz (Le), Paul Dinnetz (Debbie), Fred Dinnetz, Curtis Dinnetz (Cindy), Carolyn Janssen (Kent), Daniel Dinnetz (Janelle); sisters Arlene Bush, Doris Rasmussen; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14, at First Lutheran Church, Pine River, with Pastor Bonnie Lomen officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be at Minnesota State Veteran's Cemetery, Camp Ripley, at a later date.

Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.