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Roy Schermerhorn

November 11, 1931 — January 1, 2017

Roy J. Schermerhorn, 85, Detroit Lakes, MN, died Sunday, January 1, 2017 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Memorial services for Roy will be held Saturday, January 14 at 1PM in David Donehower Funeral Home. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service. Roy John Schermerhorn was born November 11, 1931 near Callaway, MN to Sankey and Anna (Kubesheski) Schermerhorn.

Roy farmed with his mother and brother early in life due to the sudden passing of his father. In 1953, Roy enlisted with the U.S. Air Force and served his country from 1953 until his honorable discharge in 1957. In 1964, Roy moved to Seattle, WA and worked for Boeing Airlines as a parts treater. After a few years he moved back to the Callaway area, hauling grain for Clem Foltz Trucking along with hauling cattle for Daggett Trucking. In 1971 he moved to Duluth, MN and was employed with Quickie Transport hauling petroleum gas. Roy retired in 1985. During his retirement years Roy enjoyed camping, fishing and dancing. He loved watching movies and daily episodes of CNN. Roy is survived by his four sons: James (Janice) of Lawton, OK, Lonnie (Lucille) of Roy, WA, William (Carol) of Moorhead, MN and Arlan (Leslie) of Rice, MN. In addition he is survived by 11 grandchildren, 5 plus great-grandchildren, one brother: Gene (Doris) Schermerhorn of Callaway, MN, one sister Bernice Serdahl of Eureka, CA and special friend: Myrtle Kettleson of Detroit Lakes. He is preceded in death by his parents along with one brother, Bud.

Funeral Home: David Donehower Funeral Home 609 Hwy 10 East Detroit Lakes, MN US 56501

Previous Events

Visitation
Saturday, January 14, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
David-Donehower Funeral Home

609 Hwy 10 East
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Service
Saturday, January 14, 2017
1:00 PM
David-Donehower Funeral Home

609 Hwy 10 East
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501


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