Russell Prady, age 72, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, died December 17, 2008 at his residence.

Russell Prady, age 72, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, died December 17, 2008 at his residence.

The funeral service will be at West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes on Monday December 22, 2008 at 1:00 p.m., with Vicki Marthaler, chaplain of Emmanuel Nursing Home officiating. Visitation will be hour prior to services. Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes.

Russell Prady was born on November 17, 1936 in Caribou Township, rural Lancaster, Minnesota to Alex and Rose Karol Prady. In 1944 the family moved to Crookston, Minnesota, where Russ grew up and attended school, graduating from Central High Schoolin 1955. On December 7, 1957 he married Marsha M. Hauglid in Webster, South Dakota. They made their home in Crookston until 1960 when they moved to Minneapolis. Russ attended Dunwoody Technical Institute for 5 years and worked in the Sheet Metal trade for the next 40 years. Shortly after his retirement in 1999, they moved to rural Detroit Lakes.

Russ loved time spent with family and friends. He was an avid deer hunter, who also liked to golf and oil paint.

He is survived by his wife, Marsha; one daughter, Kelly (Michael) Kendle of Isanti, MN; three sons, Gordon Prady of Otter Tail, MN, Kevin (Sheryl) Prady of Anderson, S.C. and Anthony Prady of Detroit Lakes, MN; eight grandchildren; and seven sisters, Susan (Kenneth) Swenson, of Crookston, MN, Mary (Don) Walior, of Grand Forks, ND, Doris (Kenneth) Hanson, of Rosemount, MN, Grace (Robert) Bergevin, of Coon Rapids, MN, Ruth (Howard) Walior, of River Falls, WI, Irene Uselman, of Apple Valley, MN and Rosemary (Dale) Rhode, of Eagan, MN.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Robert Uselman; and father-in-law, Lester Hauglid.

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