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Howard David Kropuenske

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MOTLEY — Howard David Kropuenske, 41, died on Feb. 15th, 2012, at home in Motley, Minn., surrounded by his family. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 20th at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church at 1512 Eighth Street N.E., in Staples. A visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19th at Brenny Funeral Chapel at 309 Fourth Street N.E., in Staples, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at the Motley Public Cemetery.

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Howard was born on Aug. 12, 1970, in Bagley, Minn., to Howard and Julia (Anderson) Kropuenske and he was a 1988 Staples High School graduate.

Howard loved his family and friends dearly. He loved his Lord and church, Motley Free Methodist, which he attended regularly. His favorite pastime was dirt track racing, which he had participated in, in one form or another his whole life. He was a proud employee of Anderson Brothers Construction of Brainerd, Minn.

His greatest attributes and talents were singing, racing, hard work and making people laugh. These were exceeded by his relationships with his devoted wife and the rest of his family and his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Howard is survived by his wife, Shelby (Brownell); his children Whitney and Brodey; his step-children Tyler and Ellie Colsen; his parents Howard and Julie Kropuenske; brothers John (Sara) and Alex (Doreen), all of Motley; and sister Jill (Ron) Wasson of Crosby, Minn.; brothers Robert (Janet) Alderink of Wendell, N.C., James (Patricia) Alderink of San Diego, Calif.; sisters Paula (Doug) Roberts of San Diego, Calif., and Pamela (Steve Weibe) Alderink of Fridley, Minn.; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Howard is preceded in death by his grandparents, Otto and Ella (Bendert) Kropuenske and John and Gladys (Dack) Anderson.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples.

Brenny Funeral Home

(218) 894-1910

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