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Blanche Waryan

Blanche Waryan

Sept. 11, 1927-March 26, 2013

Blanche (Ludvene Milbradt) Waryan, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at age 85.

Funeral services for Blanche were at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30 in First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, with Reverend Wade Dutton officiating. Visitation was held for one hour prior to services at the church.

Blanche (Banny), daughter of Albert and Clara Milbradt was born September 11, 1927 in Sebeka. Blanche's siblings included Florence Lewis, Mabel Kreklau, Linda Wells, Stella Olson, Rodney (Rock) Milbradt, Dale Milbradt, and Roy Milbradt.

In 1957 Blanche married Jack Waryan from Minneapolis. In 1960 they moved to Wahpeton, N.D., where Jack accepted the golf pro position at the Bois De Sioux Country Club. In 1968, Jack accepted the head golf pro position at the Detroit Country Club, and the family moved to Detroit Lakes.

A great team, Blanche worked the mornings at the club and Jack gave lessons and closed the shop at the end of the day. Blanche was a watchful presence and earned the respect of area golfers. Jack and Blanche were a team made in heaven and together they managed a multitude of public responsibilities. Blanche also served as a committee member for the Pine to Palm.

Blanche enjoyed Ice fishing on Deadshot Bay (Curfman Lake) and Lake Melissa. During her retirement years, she loved sitting in her porch, where she could watch the golfers swing away on the 15th tee.

Blanche was very involved in her church, community, Meals on Wheels Winchester, and was a member of First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes.

Blanche and Jack had two sons: Marc Shor Waryan, married to Roxanne Duval and residing in Kansas City, Kansas, and Frank Jay Waryan and his fiancé Selena Joslynn, who reside in Prior Lake; as well as two grandchildren, Annissa Marie Waryan and Alex John Waryan.

The David-Donehower Funeral Home is serving the family. Online tributes can be shared at