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Elaine Lois (Schermerhorn) Kertscher

February 23, 1948 ~ May 22, 2019 (age 71)


Elaine L. Kertscher, 74, Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, May 22 at her residence.

Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, May 29 at 11AM in David Donehower Funeral Home.  Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 28 at David Donehower Funeral Home from 5pm-7pm and continue one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.  Interment will be held in Holmesville Cemetery, rural Rochert.

Elaine Lois Schermerhorn was born February 23, 1945 in Callaway, MN to Julius and Hannah Schermerhorn.  She graduated from Detroit Lakes High School with the class of 1963.  On March 9, 1963 Elaine was united in marriage to Richard Kertscher at Trinity Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes.   During her working career she enjoyed running her own restaurant at MJ in West Fargo, ND and later Northside Café.  She also bartended for several years at the Northside.  Elaine loved going to rummage sales, shopping thrift stores but most importantly spending time with her family and friends.  She was a member of the Ladies VFW Auxiliary for many years. 

Elaine will be remembered and missed by her five children: one son, Scott and his wife Brenda, four daughters:  Holly Smith, Shelley Crosby, Dixie Brown and her husband Chris, Nikki Dommey and her husband Jake along with all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Richard Kertscher and daughter Vicki.



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 Service Program


Gathering of Family and Friends
May 28, 2019

5:00 PM
David-Donehower Funeral Home
609 US Hwy 10 East
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Memorial Service
May 29, 2019

11:00 AM
David-Donehower Funeral Home
609 US Hwy 10 East
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

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