Cletus Latour, Annandale

Cletus J. Latour, age 81, of Annandale, died Sunday, March 24, 2013, at the Wellstead of Rogers. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Annandale, with Fr. Victor Valencia officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Annandale. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale, and at the church one hour prior to services. There will be a prayer service 7 p.m. Monday. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association are preferred. Cletus Joseph Latour was born June 27, 1931, at Maple Lake to Hubert and Viola (Rassat) Latour. During the Korean War, he served as a member of the U.S. Army. Cletus then worked as a livestock trucker, hog farmer, and Ready Mix truck driver. He was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Father O’Brien’s Council Knights of Columbus #3613 and Maple Lake VFW Post #131. He is survived by son, Randy (Cathy) Latour, of Annandale; daughter, Denise (Charles) Thelen, of Cold Spring; six grandchildren: Justin, Lindsey and Lauren Latour, Brandon and Caitlyn Braegelmann and Colton Thelen; brothers and sisters, Bernice Zumbusch, of the Twin Cities, Maurice “Butch” (Ione) Latour, of Annandale, John (Ann Ryan) Latour, of South Haven, Russell Latour, of Annandale, Joanne (Jerold) Cordell, of Annandale, Mary (Norman) Shoberg, of Annandale; and also his former wife and special friend, Phyllis Latour, of Annandale. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Gregory Latour. The pallbearers will be his six grandchildren and the music for the service will be provided by St. Ignatius Music Ministry. Full Military Honors will be provided by Maple Lake VFW and Maple Lake American Legion, along with comrades that served with Cletus during the Korean War. The arrangements were entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care of Annandale. Obituary, guestbook and video tribute are available online at