Howard Leroy Hemsworth, age 85, of Pine River, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2011.
He was born to Claude and Clara Hemsworth in Minneapolis on July 17, 1925. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, woodworking and time spent with his family. He will be best remembered for his practical jokes and sense of humor.
He is survived by his children, Gloria (Dan) Nesenson of East Bethel, Gayle (Scott) Goetze of Pine City, Kenneth (Lucie) Hemsworth of Hugo and Cheryl (Ben) Rainwater of Pine River; nine grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eldora; son, Howard "Butch" Jr.; and great-grandson, Matthew Holmin.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at Kline Funeral Home, Pine River, with Pastor Bonnie Lomen officiating. A gathering of family and friends was held one hour prior to the service. Arrangements were with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.
The family would like to thank Heartland Hospice and the staff at 5th floor oncology at Essentia Health in Brainerd.
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