DORVIN EMERY

d-emery-web.jpgDorvin Emery of Askov, MN formerly of Modoc, Indiana, died on Friday, July 10, 2009 at the Pine Medical Center in Sandstone. He was 70 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICES will be held at 11:00 am. on Tuesday, July 14 at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora with Rev. Robert DeYoung officiating. VISITATION will held 1 hr. prior to the service on Tuesday. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.

Dorvin Chancey Emery passed away peacefully on Friday, July 10, 2009. Dorvin was born on June 7, 1939 to Eugene and Mamie (Potter) Emery in Jay County, Indiana. He grew up working on the family farm and saw mill. On March 31, 1961 he married Barbara Jean (Bobbi) Davidson and together they raised four children.

Dorvin spent his working years managing cabinet factories in Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Minnesota. He retired in 1993. Dorvin and Bobbi moved to Indiana in 1994 and in 1996 he opened Indiana Trails Sporting Range at Modoc. While in Indiana Dorvin also trained and broke horses. Dorvin loved to train and work with horses and shoot his guns. He was a cowboy in the wrong century. Dorvin was a Certified Private Pilot and owned a couple of his own planes. Dorvin would have rather been out flying than doing anything else.

He was involved with the National Guard for 13 years, Ottertail County Sheriff’s Posse, McLeod County Sheriff’s Posse, Lion’s Club, NRA and he was a Safety Gun Instructor. He also volunteered at giving riding lessons to handicapped children.

Dorvin is survived by his wife of 48 years, Bobbi of Askov, MN; one son Carl (Leslie) of Arlington, MN; three daughters Teresa (John) Towle of Mora, MN, Marie (Kevin) Lemke of Green Isle, MN and Vicki (Mike) Lahlum of Detroit Lakes, MN; eight grandchildren; sister Beatrice (Dale) Briggs of Goshen, IN; brother Weldon (Janet) Emery of Florida; special brother-in-law Glen Royer of Ohio and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Eugene and Mamie Emery; brother Albert; two sisters Gaye and Mary; and one grandson Clayton.

Funeral Services were held on July 14, 2009 at Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora, MN. Rev. Robert DeYoung officiated. Pallbearers were Tim Kuhl, Kevin Lemke, Mike Lahlum, John Towle, Glenn Dohrer and Casey Lemke. Honorary pallbearers were Sara Dohrer, Terri Jo Lemke, Dylan Towle, Corey Lemke, Megan Lehlum and Kati Towle. Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery in Mora, MN.

9 guestbook entries for DORVIN EMERY

  1. Roy & Margaret Ross July 10, 2009 at 8:05 pm #

    Bobbi, Vicki, Marie, Teresa, & Carl….we are so sorry to hear about Dorvin and that we will not be able to be there. We love you all and will keep everyone in our prayers.

  2. Ron Jarrett July 12, 2009 at 7:03 pm #

    So sorry to hear of Dorvin’s untimely death. I was told he had the stroke but was hopeful he would recover. I am a 1958 Union HS classmate and last saw Dorvin when some of us got together at your home near Modoc in about 2003. My best to all the family members.

  3. Sibyl (Carey) Eickner July 12, 2009 at 7:48 pm #

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. I graduated with Dorvin in 1958 from Union High School in Modoc, Indiana. I missed seeing him at our 50th reunion in May of ’08, however, I very much appreciated the DVD that he compiled from all the pictures taken on that day. (I sent him an email of thanks.)
    Sincerely, Sibyl Eickner

  4. Linda Thornburg Cohee July 13, 2009 at 7:49 am #

    Mrs. Emery,
    I went to school with Dorvin and I’m terribly sorry about your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.
    Linda

  5. Gene Stamps July 13, 2009 at 11:22 am #

    I was so sorry to hear about Dorvin’s death. He and I used to run around together in high school. I last saw him in 2003? when he lived near Modoc. Several of our class got together for lunch and spent the afternoon together. Sorry he couldn’t make the 50th reunion. I pray for you all.

  6. RHODA JAYNE LAFEVER July 13, 2009 at 1:12 pm #

    DORVIN AND I WENT TO SCHOOL TOGETHER SINCE FIRST GRADE AT MODOC. RODE THE SAME BUS AND ACTUALLY WE LIVED JUST DOWN THE ROAD FROM THEM. HE ACHIEVED SO MUCH IN HIS LIFETIME. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF HIS FAMILY.

  7. connie Goodson)mcmillan July 13, 2009 at 3:10 pm #

    Our prayers our with your family. So sorry to hear about Drovins death

  8. kathy July 14, 2009 at 12:27 pm #

    Please express my sympathies. Bobbie you were my class mate and I will pray for God to comfort you in the days and weeks ahead. Sandra (Norman) Retter.

  9. Dan Tvedt family July 15, 2009 at 5:25 pm #

    Dear Bobbi and family,
    We are sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts & prayers in the coming days and weeks. God Bless you.

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