Walter Erwin Danckwart

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Walter Erwin Danckwart, 93, of Lake City, passed away Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at the Mayo Clinic Health System of Lake City.

Walter was born June 7, 1920, to George and Clara (Bremer) Danckwart in Lake City. He grew up in Lake City, attending rural schools and graduated from Agriculture School at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus. He married Annetta Yotter on Sept. 30, 1948, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Lake City. They farmed in West Albany Township for 43 years, and he also worked at Di-Acro for 17 years until it closed.

Walter was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, treasurer of the Oak Center Creamery, Soil Conservation, vice president of AAL, and was a woodworker.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Annetta of Lake City; two sons, Ronald of Lake City and Daniel (Teri) of Minneapolis; two grandchildren, Katie Danckwart and Shavon Anderson; and three great-grandchildren, Kylee Burr, Drake and Garrett Anderson; many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church in Lake City, with the Rev. Scott Fiege officiating.

Visitation will be Monday, Feb. 24, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Mahn Family Funeral Home-Anderson-Peterson Chapel in Lake City, and again on Tuesday at the church one hour prior to services. Burial will be in Bethany Lutheran Cemetery in Lake City at a later date.

Mahn Family Funeral Home, Anderson-Peterson Chapel in Lake City is handling the arrangements. 

Online condolences can be sent at

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1022 West Lyon Avenue
Lake City, MN 55041
(651) 345-2113
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Published in The Post-Bulletin on Feb. 21, 2014
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