Ten days after the passing of Harland Dietrich and Mary Ann Haram of Maple Grove, friends and family will hold a memorial service.
According to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner press release, Harland Dietrich, 31, of Maple Grove, and Mary Ann Haram, 87, of Maple Grove were identified as the drowning victims in the Feb. 2 Lake Minnetonka incident.
A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at the Champlin American Legion, located at 12450 Business Park Boulevard N. in Champlin.
“Grandmother and Grandson had a very unique bond and will be greatly missed by all who knew them,” according to an obituary notice on StarTribune.com.
Friends of Dietrich have taken to Facebook to share memories, memorial and benefit information by creating a “In Loving Memory of Harland Dietrich” page.
Allan Martin wrote, “RIP ya Bigteddy bear u made some who hated hugs love them ..... Thank you for being part of our lives I feel privileged to have known you Harland”
Valerie Renstrom wrote, “With a heavy heart, the world will miss a true gentleman.”
Dietrich’s coworkers at Crave West End in St. Louis Park remembered him as well on the restaurant’s website: “His amazing spirit lives on in all the people that he touched throughout his time with us. It’s not just that he made us all better people for having known him, but that we continue to aspire to be the people he saw in each of us.”
A benefit event has been scheduled for the family 3 to 8 p.m. March 5 at The Union/Marquee Restaurant Downtown, according to the “In Loving Memory of Harland Dietrich” Facebook page. A memorial fund has reported been setup at Wells Fargo bank under the name "Harland Dietrich memorial fund."
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