Dennis Leo Lamprecht, formerly of Ogilvie, died on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 at Elk River Senior Living. He was 86 years old.
He was born July 13, 1934 in Milaca, to Walter and Anna (Hill) Lamprecht. When he was 1 year old, the family moved to a farm in Kanabec County near Ogilvie where he resided his entire lifetime. He attended country school through the eighth grade and graduated from Ogilvie High School in 1952. He attended St. Cloud State College and later returned back home to own and operate the farm he was raised on until his retirement.
He was a school bus driver for the Ogilvie Schools, from which he retired in 1973. From 1969 through 1981 he served on the board of directors of L.V.O. Corp. of Tulsa, Oklahoma; also serving on the board of United Cable Television Corporation of Tulsa until 1980 when the company was sold. In 1980 he was one of the founders of Tri County Broadcasting Corporation in which he served as a director and vice president. In 1971 he was elected director of the American Dairy Association of Minnesota and served in that capacity until 1981. From 1972-1981 he was on the board of directors of the Minnesota Agri-Growth Council.
In 1988 he was united in marriage to Jeanette Kleven at Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora. They went on to own and operate several businesses in Mora and surrounding areas. In 2005 they retired to their farm and home in Southfork Township and pursued their lifelong dream of raising buffalo.
He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and was member of Calvary Lutheran Church of Mora.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jeanette “Jan;” brother, Larry; and sister, Elaine.
He is survived by his sisters-in-law, Joan Lamprecht of Champlin and Janice Kleven of Mora; brother-in-law, Roger Gillette of Minneapolis; plus many other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora with Rev. Dean Oelfke officiating. Inurnment will be in the Wendell Hill Cemetery in rural Bock. Memorials are preferred to the Tri County Humane Society (735 8th Street NE- St. Cloud, MN 56304). Arrangements are by the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora. Condolences may be posted at www.aifuneralhome.com.