LaRue V. Dahlquist, M.D., 75
June 4, 1937 - February 23, 2013
LaRue V. Dahlquist, M.D., age 75, St. Cloud, MN died Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, MN.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Calvary Community Church, St. Cloud, MN. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Calvary Community Church, St. Cloud, MN and Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the church. The burial will be at North Star Cemetery, St. Cloud, MN. Funeral. Arrangements were made by Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN.
LaRue was born on June 4, 1937, in Concord, NE to Clarence and Mildred (Gunnarson) Dahlquist. He was raised on the family farm and graduated from Concord High School. LaRue married Harriet L. Peterson on June 27, 1959,in Cleveland, OH. He attended Bethel College, Wayne State Teachers College and graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical School in 1962. LaRue completed his internship at Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD. He then served in the Public Health Service in Eagle Butte, SD Indian Reservation for two years before moving to Pipestone, MN in 1964 where he began his medical practice. In 1969, he moved to St. Cloud where he became a partner at the St. Cloud Medical Group until he finally listened to his loving wife and chose to retire in 2011. He was also instrumental in founding the Emergency Room at the St. Cloud Hospital. When BioLife Plasma Services opened in St. Cloud, he became their Medical Director, which continued to keep him busy on a part-time basis even after he retired.
Throughout his career, LaRue enjoyed serving on numerous professional and church related boards, including the Central Minnesota Physicians Board. He was the Chairman and member of multiple boards at Calvary Baptist Church, St. Cloud, MN. Additionally, he was a founding Board member of Youth For Christ, St. Cloud, MN and one of the original Elders at Park Fellowship Church, St. Cloud, MN.
LaRue was a dedicated physician who always put his patients and practice first. Even after retirement, he continued his passion for caring for others. LaRue enjoyed spending time with his family and attending his grandkids school and sporting events. He took simple pleasures in boating, fishing, and traveling to sunny Delray Beach, FL. In his spare time, he researched his genealogy, which led him to his homeland of Sweden where he found and met distant relatives.
Survivors include his wife, Harriet Dahlquist of St. Cloud, MN; daughters and sons, Pamela Lynn (Dan) Lovaas of St. Cloud, MN; Kendall David (Tamah) Dahlquist of St. Cloud, MN; Philip Alan Dahlquist of Farmington, MN; Lisa Marie Dahlquist of Columbia, SC; brothers, Don (Betty) Dahlquist of Laurel, NE; Harris (Carol) Dahlquist of Hawarden, IA; sister-in-law, Mary Dahlquist of Laurel, NE; nine grandchildren, Kellan, Taylor, Kiah, Alec, Hannah, Korbyn, Lauren, Decha, and Alison.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Marlyn Dahlquist.
Benson Funeral Home
1111 25th Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Published in the St. Cloud Times from Feb. 25 to Feb. 26, 2013