Dorvin 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.