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McEwen, Lorne H.
B: 01 Jan 1934, Humboldt, MN
D: 11 May 1999, Emerado
M: 1958, Feryl Jean Larson, Larimore, at Humboldt

FN: Lorne McEwen
MN: Josephine Jensen

Kittson County Enterprise Obituary, May 19, 1999

Lorne McEwen

Lorne H. "Mack" McEwen, 65, Emerado, died Tuesday, May 11, 1999 at his home.

Lorne McEwen was born January 1, 1934, son of Lorne Peter and Josephine A. Jensen McEwen, in Humboldt and graduated from high school in Hallock.

After graduating, he began working for the Great Northern Railroad as a telegrapher. He was inducted into the United States Army Januray 21, 1953 at Fargo and served his country during the Korean war.

He received his honorable discharge January 20, 1955 at Ft. Carson, Colorado. Following this, he returned to work for the Great Northern Railroad for 28 years. He served as the agent in Bathgate, Manvel and Emerado. Completing his railroad career as Chief Engineer in Grand Forks, he worked at the UND's Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) in Grand Forks for 15 years until his retirement in November, 1998.

Lorne was united in marriage to Feryl Jean Larson, Larimore in 1958, at Humboldt.

He served as a trustee and an elder in the Presbyterian Church at Emerado, served on the Emerado School Board and was a Legion Honor Guard. His life long love for horses won him several awards: Friends of 4-H Horseman of the Year, Honorable Service Award for 15 years of judging shows from the American Quarter Horse Association, and 1995 Horseman of the Year award.

On March 29, 1999, the EERC named their new Technology Demonstration Facility after Lorne, honoring his hard work and dedication.

Lorne is survived by his wife, Feryl, Emerado; son, Lorne Peter McEwen, Grand Forks; daughters, Dorinda (Larry) Hagen, Bottineau; Odella (Jeff) Fugua, Emerado; four grandchildren; brother, Neil (Maxine) McEwen, Thief River Falls; sisters, Doris West, Santa Maria, Calif.; Helen Erickson, Crookston; Elizabeth Deere and Ortie (Warren) Kinshella, both of San Diego, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Ruth Moose, Donaldson; and brother, Peter, Edinburg; four brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law.

Funeral services were Saturday, May 15, 2 p.m. from Emerado Presbyterian Church of Emerado. Interment was held in Bellevue Cemetery of Larimore. Military honors and flag presentation will be accorded by the Ted Valerius Post No. 97 of the Larimore American Legion.

Co-officiating will be Rev. William Braswell and Hospice Chaplain John Rieth.

Pallbearers were Donald Eastland, Gordon Drown, Richard Nesdahl, Raymond Johnson, Tim Kujawa and Greg Otto.

The Bakke Funeral Home, Larimore, was in charge of arrangements.