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Martin W. Dorenbush

Martin W. Dorenbush, age 86 of New York Mills, and formerly of the Bertha-Wadena, and Ottertail, areas died on Monday June 12, at the New York Mills Elders Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Friday June 16, 2006 at St. Paul's Lut...

Martin W. Dorenbush, age 86 of New York Mills, and formerly of the Bertha-Wadena, and Ottertail, areas died on Monday June 12, at the New York Mills Elders Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Friday June 16, 2006 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Perham, MN with Pastor Terry Grzybowski officiating. Dolly Sabbin is the organist and the vocalist is Mary Zahorsky. Pallbearers are: Kyle Young, Mandy Young, Kevin Young, Kelly Young, Jennifer Dorenbush and Richelle Dorenbush. Interment is in the Grace Lutheran Cemetery at Sebeka, MN. Visitation is from 5:00 until 7:00 PM on Thursday June 15, 2006 at the Karvonen and Son Funeral Chapel in New York Mills and resumes for an hour prior to services at the church.

Martin Wilbur Dorenbush was born at home in Paddock Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota on April 4, 1920 the son of Everet and Ellen (Lindburg) Dorenbush. He grew up and attended school there. He was married on September 8, 1945 to Verna Raatikka. They farmed in the Sebeka-Wadena, MN area before moving to Bertha, MN where they farmed for over 20 years during which time he was active in the National Farmers Organization and Trinity Lutheran Church in Hewitt, MN. He retired in 1979 and they moved to Rush Lake near Perham, MN where he enjoyed fishing, golfing and bowling. Verna died on August 22, 1992. Martin moved to the New York Mills Elders Home in March of 2003 and lived there the remainder of his life.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Verna; a son, Clair; grandson, Mark; his parents; brothers: John, Ervin, and Lou; and a sister: Gladys.

Martin is survived by his daughters: Bonnie (Jim) Fields, Klamath Falls, OR, and Kathy (Ken) Young, Chisholm, MN; a son: Roger (Gretchen) Dorenbush, Chisago City, MN; grandchildren: Kyle (Mandy) Young, Kevin Young, Kelly Young, Jennifer Dorenbush and Richelle Dorenbush; and sisters-in-law: Joyce Dorenbush, Sebeka, MN and Evelyn Dorenbush, of Palyup, WA.

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