Aug. 14, 1918-March 14, 2008
Elizabeth M. Nybo, 89, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, March 14, 2008 at St. Mary's Regional Health Center in Detroit Lakes.
Elizabeth May Vogt was born to John and Julia (Lind) Vogt on Aug. 14, 1918 in Detroit Lakes, where she was raised and educated. Elizabeth graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1936. She married Arne Nybo on Aug. 26, 1940 in Detroit Lakes. They lived in St. Paul and then Spokane, Wash., prior to returning to Detroit Lakes in 1946. After raising their children, Elizabeth worked for Lindrud's Dime Store and the Holland Motel. Arne died in 1991.
Elizabeth was known for her baking and her gardening. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, the Minnesota Twins, playing Yatzee and crocheting, having once won a blue ribbon for her bed spread at the Minnesota State Fair. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Washington School Parent-Teacher Association and was a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts.
Surviving Elizabeth are her two daughters, Annette Pawlak of Audubon and Peggy (Dennis) Olson of Lake Park; sons, Arne Jr. (Lilly Ann) Nybo of Eveleth, Minn., Gerald (Lillian) Nybo of Tyler, Texas, and Steve Nybo of Detroit Lakes; nine grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and one brother, Charles (Nancy) Vogt of Detroit Lakes.
In addition to her husband, Elizabeth was preceded in death by a grandson, Gerald; three sisters, Birdie, Erma and Gloria; and three brothers, John, Doug and Richard.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 18 at the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. The visitation will continue at the church for one hour prior to the funeral service on Wednesday.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 19 at Grace Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, with the Rev. Eric Lemonholm officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes.
The David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes is serving the family.