Delores Lahr, 97

Delores Lucy (Aritt) Lahr, 97, of Howard Lake, MN, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2023, at the Buffalo Hospital. 

She was born on a farm south of Howard Lake, attended a country school through sixth grade, and went on to graduate from Howard Lake High School.

She worked at Gambles Store in Howard Lake, the Howard Lake Drug Store, then at Security State Bank in Howard Lake for 25 years.  During retirement years, she worked part-time at the Gauge Lettershop in Howard Lake into her 70s.

Delores was a member of Walker United Methodist Church in Howard Lake until the church dissolved. Then, she became a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Howard Lake, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She was an avid bowler her whole life, bowling on the women’s league and the couples league. She contributed in many ways at her church, serving as treasurer, church dinners, etc.

She is preceded in death by husband, Philip Lahr; parents, Ernest and Margaret Aritt; and brother, Clinton Aritt.

She is survived by daughters, Pati Corbin and Shirley Lahr; grandchildren, Shannon Corbin (Craig Thompson), Kelly Corbin, and Christopher Corbin (Holietta Tambi); great-grandchildren, Olivia Thompson and Easton Corbin, special friend, Deb Jacobson; and other loving relatives and friends.

Services took place Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior at the First Presbyterian Church in Howard Lake.

Arrangements are by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake, 320-543-3401, www.swansonpeterson.com.

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