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Luther "Luke" Lageson

September 22, 1924 — July 25, 2021

Graveside service for Luther “Luke” Lageson, 96, of Biwabik, will be 10am Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Lakeside Cemetery in Biwabik with military honors.  Visitation will be Friday, from 5-7pm at Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Aurora. 


Luke died Sunday, July 25, 2021 with many family members at his side.


He was born September 22, 1924 in Steele County, Minnesota to Enoch and Agnes (Miller) Lageson.  Following his schooling, he served our country in the US Army during WWII.


Luke began working as Chief of Police in Belle Plaine, Minnesota and worked construction on the Owahi Dam in South Dakota.  On May 23, 1953 he married Veronica “Booty” Leonhardt.  The family moved to the Iron Range where Luke worked for Erie Mining Company and retired from there in 1986 as a locomotive mechanic.


Luke was a former member of the Aurora Moose Lodge and TRC.  He was an avid smear card player and enjoyed gardening.  In his earlier years, he played semi-pro baseball for New Richland.  He and Booty enjoyed snowmobiling, dancing and card club. He loved pheasant hunting with his son’s on the family farm.  He enjoyed many sporting events and rarely missed any of his children and grandchildren’s games. For many years he managed his sons Men’s softball team.


The family would like to thank Waterview Pines for all the wonderful care he received these past few years. Their love and kindness was so greatly appreciated and will never be forgotten. 

Luthers family meant the world to him and he was sure to let them know. He will be missed by many.

Survivors include his children: Gary (Debi) Lageson of Biwabik, John Lageson of rural Aurora, Sandra (Dallas) Dubbin of Silver Bay, Carol (Jim) Lammi of Embarrass, Karen (Craig Guzzo) Osberg of Two Harbors and Rita (Tom Appicelli) Indihar of McKinley; grandchildren: Jason (Tina Lehtinen) Lageson, Jennifer (David Kallio) Lageson, Andrea (Jay Fredrickson) Lageson, Janelle (Jess) Kyte, Justin (Katie) Hipple, Paul (Jaime) Hipple, Melanie (Andrew) Roseth, Amanda Lammi, Jaclyn (Dylan) LaValley, Laura (Peter Yokel) Lammi, Eric Osberg, Kent Osberg, Brandon (Meagan) Trast, Brian (Lisa Forness) Trast, and Larissa (Jeremiah Tinker) Johnson; great grandchildren: Kaylah, McKenzie, Maddi, Braeden, Bode, Halle, Chase, Camryn, Chloe, Piper, Zara, Jaden, Gabrielle, Sage, Kale, Sawyer, Greyson, Charleigh, Joshua, Alex, Lucas, Carter and Soph; great great grandchildren: Annabelle, Mason, Aubriannah and Miles; numerous nieces and nephews.


He is preceded in death by his parents, Enoch and Agnes; wife, Veronica “Booty”; daughter-in-law, Denise Lageson; sons-in-law, Randy Oberg and Tom Indihar; siblings: Elois, Stanley and Eugene.

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Friday, July 30, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home-Aurora

402 W 3rd Ave N, Aurora, MN 55705

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