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Richard Harland Dotseth, Jr.

January 13, 1933 ~ September 5, 2021 (age 88)

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Richard Harland Dotseth, Jr.  88, of Aitkin died Sunday, September 5, 2021 at his daughters home in Remer surrounded by his family and loved ones.  He was born January 13, 1933 in Black River Falls, WI. to Richard and LaVerne Dotseth, Sr.  He was a US Army Veteran.  Richard worked as a mason brick and stone layer.  He was a great scuba diver, helping during emergency water rescues.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, boat races, watching NASCAR, Judge Judy and the Minnesota Vikings, and listening to country music, but his greatest enjoyment was being in the “Northwoods & Water”, where he could go 4 wheeling and snowmobiling.  Richard loved his family very much, especially his dog Harley.  He was preceded in death by his 2 brothers: Robert and Buddy and his parents.

Richard is survived by 3 daughters: Jerene Joppe of Portland, OR., Jacquelyn Dotseth of Remer, and Marlys Estrem of Federal Dam; 2 sons: Richard Dotseth of Jacksonville, FL. And Gregory Dotseth of Watertown.  He was a grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather to many. 

A memorial service with a time of sharing stories and military honors will begin at 5:00pm – Saturday, September 18, 2021 at the Aitkin American Legion post #86.  A $5 dinner will be served that includes pulled pork, mac & Cheese, and potato salad.  To leave a message of condolence please go to

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