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Robert Wysuph

May 26, 1929-Nov. 19, 2008

Former Waubun area resident Robert D. Wysuph, 81, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at Innovis Health in Fargo.

Robert Dean Wysuph was born to William and Emma (Bitterman) Wysuph on May 26, 1929 in Tyndall, S.D., where he was raised and educate. He served with the U.S. Army, 1951-54. Following his discharge, Robert worked at Gasvins Point Dam until moving in 1956 to Nebraska, where he worked as a carpenter at an air force base.

In 1957, Robert moved to Greenland, where he worked as a carpenter at Thule Air Force Base. He moved to Omaha, Neb., in 1960. Robert married Doris Kragh on July 9, 1960 in Detroit Lakes. They lived in Omaha, where they operated a small lumberyard, specializing in the sale and installation of cedar siding.

In 1968, Robert and Doris moved to White Earth Lake in rural Waubun, where they purchased a resort that they named Cedar Crest Resort, using cedar lumber to build their home and add on to the lodge. Over the next four years, they built eight cabins, a large house, a six-unit motel and a trailer court. Following the sale of the resort in 1973, they purchased land on White Earth Lake, which they developed as Dora Lee Estates. Doris died in 2005.

Surviving Robert are his son, Dean (Carrie) Wysuph of White Earth Lake; daughter, Laura (Doug) Jagol of Fertile, Minn.; five grandchildren and one great granddaughter; brother, Larry (Carol) Wysuph of Omaha; and sister, Nadine Frye of Council Bluffs, Iowa.

In addition to his wife, Doris, Robert was preceded in death by a brother, Donald and a sister, Virginia.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Interment is set for 12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24 at the State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. Online guest registration is available at