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Francis 'Lars' Surdal

November 30, 1923 — September 8, 2017

Francis “Lars” Surdal, 93, formerly of Berrien Springs, died Friday, September 8, 2017, at Woodland Terrace of Longmeadow in Niles.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, September 15, in the Castelbuono Youth Chapel of Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews University, Berrien Springs.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Allred Funeral Home, Berrien Springs, and online messages for the family may be left at

Lars was born November 30, 1923, in Livingston, Montana, the son of Rolf and Bessie (Skilman) Surdal.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.  He married M. Lorraine Ludeman in Stanford, Montana, on September 1, 1946. He had been employed at the Andrews University Bindery as a book binder.

He is survived by two sons, Ralph Surdal and Kelvin (Cyndy) Surdal; a daughter, Denise (Charles) Fagala; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Alice Anderson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine, on July 16, 2012; daughter, Marcia Surdal in 1984; sister, Anna Dorgan; and four brothers, John Alfred, Victor, and Henry Surdal.

Memorial Service:
Castelbuono Youth Chapel
8655 University Blvd., Berrien Springs, Michigan 49103

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