Margaret Helen Kent, age 99, of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2022, at Essentia Health- St. Mary’s Hospital in Detroit Lakes. A memorial service will be at 11:00 am on Friday, August 26, 2022, at Circles of Faith-United Church of Christ Church in Waubun, MN, with a visitation an hour prior. David Donehower Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Margaret was born on July 12, 1923, to Lew and Hazel (Lane) Kent in Ogema, Minnesota. She grew up on the family farm just east of Ogema. She went on to graduate from Waubun High School in 1941. During this time, she was active in 4-H and the Ogema Busy Bees. She also became a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ in Ogema in 1942. She went on to became a member of the Detroit Lakes Congregational U.C.C. in 1943. While worshiping at the U.C.C. she taught Sunday school and served as a member on several boards, as well as the Women’s Guild. Margaret attended business college and soon after began her career as a bookkeeper at several area businesses. Margaret loved nature and was an avid bird watcher. For 20 years she belonged to the Lakes Area Birding Club where she learned to identify and do the calls of many native birds. Margaret also enjoyed counted cross stich embroidery, and reading mystery novels.
Margaret is survived by her brother, Russell Lawrence Kent of Waubun, MN; nieces: Karen Lefebvre, Barbara (Paul) Lago, Suzanne (Paul) Munsterteiger , Sandra (Michael) LeDoux, Merry (Carl) Teiken, Robin Kent, Maureen Kent, ViAnn (Butch) Webb, Mary (Donald) Neitzke, Yvonne (Joseph) Walsh, and Wanda (Dave) Reidberger; nephews: Larry Kent, Mark (Anne) Kent, Richard (Susan) Kent, Vincent (Elizabeth) Kent, Dean (Kathy) Kent, and Duane (Jill) Kent and many great nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Lew and Hazel Kent, a brother, Richard Kent, sisters-in-laws: Ramona Kent, Arla Bromander Kent and Marie Kent, three nieces: Kathy Kent, Shirley Marie Kent, and Joyce Kent Morrison; four nephews: Virgil Kent, Errol Kent, Edward Kent; and an infant baby boy; and three great nephews, Brandon Kent, Seth Kent, and Jason Lindsey; and one great niece Teresa Kent.