Dwight R. Semler, 77, Irondale Township, died on Aug. 6, 2019 at Essentia St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Brainerd.

He was born on July 7, 1942 to Leon and Christine (Norman) Semler. Dwight graduated from the Crosby-Ironton High School, class of 1960. After graduating he went to work with his dad at the sawmill. He married Mabel Anderson in Crosby on Aug. 5, 1967. Together with his wife, attended the International School of Ministry, graduating in 2003. Dwight and Mabel pastored the Iron Range Christian Center following their graduation. Dwight was a member, where he has served as treasurer and secretary of Tops/Kops and he also ran Fair For All for 31 years. Dwight offered help to anyone who needed assistance with financing, and enjoyed assisting the elderly.

Dwight is survived by his wife, Mabel; two sons, Raymond Semler, Deerwood and Matthew (Karla) Semler, North Branch; two daughters, Kristine (Jeff) Brown, Eagle Bend; Mary Anne (Mark) Louks, Deerwood; mother-in-law, Bonnie George, Deerwood; brother, Delmer Semler, Cosa Grande, Ariz.; sister, Alice De St.Croix, Seattle, Wash.; several grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Dwight in death were his parents; four infant siblings; three sisters, Norma Linquist, Lucille Caird and Betty Ruedy and a brother, Ellsworth “Sonny” Semler; and two infant grandchildren, Anthony and Alexander Louks.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 at the Assembly of God Church, Crosby. Burial will be at the Woodland Cemetery, Irondale Township. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at the Koop Funeral Home, Crosby and one hour prior to the services at the church on Thursday. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred.