Michael Lodermeier, 24

Michael Lodermeier, a resident of Pierz,  formerly of Little Falls, passed away June 17, 2012, as the result of a farm accident.

A Funeral Service was held Saturday, June 23 at Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls. A private family interment will be held at a later time.

Michael Melvin Lodermeier was born Nov. 21, 1987, in Little Falls, to Jerry and Laura (Maslowski) Lodermeier. Michael grew up in the Little Falls area where he graduated from Little Falls Community High School in 2006. He was a very active participant with Flyer wrestling at an early age. Michael wrestled in the Minnesota State Wrestling Tournament in 2005 and 2006 for the Little Falls Flyers. He was also a member of the Little Falls Flyers football team and played Little Six Baseball for the Sobieski Skis. During his time in high school, he worked as a farm hand on the Roland and Julie Pekula farm and several other area farms. He also worked for the Swanville Locker while in high school. Michael has been employed at Woitalla Service Station in Harding, since Aug. 1, 2006, as a mechanic and truck driver. He enjoyed Tough Truck Competitions. Michael and Monica had recently bought a home in the Pierz/Genola, area where he enjoyed gardening, yardwork and his hobby farm. Michael enjoyed working on his vehicles and collecting vehicles. He was active with the Tuesday night softball league in Little Falls, where he played for Zylka’s Red Bull Bar. He also played Friday nights in Pierz, MN for Patrick’s Bar and Larry Schmidtbauer. Michael also enjoyed dart leagues and Polish horse shoes with family at the 12 Mile Tavern and the Polish Palace. Michael was an avid deer hunter, card player, especially smear, and fisherman. He had just recently caught a 30-pound carp on Little Swan Lake in Pillsbury. He enjoyed collecting and picking agates and collecting old money. His family will remember him for his great sense of humor, life-of-the- party attitude and easygoing personality. He treasured his time spent with his nieces and nephews.

Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Jerry and Laura (Maslowski) Lodermeier of Little Falls; girlfriend of five years, Monica Justin of Pierz; siblings, Kathryn Lodermeier (Rudy Determan III) of Long Prairie, Christina (William III) Winkelman of Fort Ripley, Jolene (Charles) Pross of Rice, Daniel Lodermeier of Little Falls, Sheila Lodermeier (Rick Schneider) of Royalton, Aaron Lodermeier and Luke Lodermeier of Little Falls; grandparents, Lee Ann Maslowski (Bob Kranz) of Royalton and Bernice Lodermeier of Fort Ripley; maternal aunts and uncles, Linda (Gregg) Thompson of Sauk Rapids, Lucinda (Tim) LeBlanc of Little Falls, Alan (Michelle) Maslowski of Little Falls, Kevin Maslowski (Lucia Ismil) of Little Falls, Ryan (Melanie) Maslowski of Little Falls, Lisa Maslowski (Jessica Allen) of Little Falls; paternal aunts and uncles, Jack Lodermeier of Brainerd, Joan Kohl of Brainerd, Joan (David) Koering of Fort Ripley, Jill (Don, Jr.) Willard of Brainerd, Jed Lodermeier of Fort Ripley, Jay (Rhonda) Lodermeier of Harding, Joyce (Kenneth) Meier of Brainerd, Jayne (Troy) Villnow of Brainerd, Jeff Lodermeier (Michelle Graton)of Fort Ripley and Jody (Amy) Lodermeier of Fort Ripley; nieces and nephews, Brandelyn Watercott, Weston Watercott, Rudolph Determan IV, god daughter, Ava Determan, Wyatt Determan, William Winkelman IV, Anthony Winkelman, Storm Winkelman, Caleb Schneider and Brianna Schneider; god-parents, Debra Gerwing and Russell Stout and many great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins many friends and his dogs, Sampson and Rico.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Melvin “Mick” Lodermeier and Richard “Duke” Maslowski; uncle, James Lodermeier; aunt, Lori Maslowski and cousins, Amber LeBlanc and Kayla Maleski-Lodermeier.

Memorials are preferred to the family of Michael Lodermeier.

Emblom-Brenny Funeral Home