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David Lekang

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March 30, 1962-Sept. 24, 2009

David C. Lekang, 47, of Lake Park, died Thursday Sept. 24, 2009, at Merit Care Palliative Care in Fargo.

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David C. Lekang was born to Jack and Dorothy Lee Lekang on March 30, 1962 in National City, Calif. Because his father was in the military the family lived in various places including Norfolk, Va., New Orleans, La., and Newfoundland. They later moved to West Fargo, where David graduated from high school in 1980. He moved to Williston, N.D., where he worked in construction and at a convenience store.

In 1982 David married Angela Braaten in West Fargo. In 1989 he married Stacy Bruner in Williston. Over the years the couple made their home in Williston, Bismarck, and Mandan, N.D., as well as Chinook, and Lloyd, Mont., as well as Pelican Rapids. Most recently David was employed by O'Day Inc. of Fargo, North Dakota. He loved hunting, fishing, and racing stock cars. It was well known that David could "fix just about anything." Most of all he loved spending time with his children.

Surviving David are his four daughters, Malynda Lekang of Havre, Mont., Natalie Lekang of Moorhead, Jessie Lekang of Hawley and Elysia Lekang of Chinook, Mont.; two sons, Doug Lekang of Fargo and Seth Lekang of Chinook, Mont.; one granddaughter; father, Jack Lekang of Lake Park; mother, Dorothy Barnes of Repton, Ala.; seven sisters, Theresa and Rita Lekang, both of Repton, Ala., Mary Penton of Georgetown, Ala., Jolynn Krotzer of West Fargo, Jinelle (Rick) Beauchamp of Lake Park, Jessica (Chase) Naslund of Bismarck, N.D., and Jennifer McTighe of Lake Park; as well as many nieces and nephews.

David's stepmother, Joanne Lekang, preceded him in death.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28 in St. Peter's Lutheran Church, rural Audubon, with the Rev. Jill Steichen officiating. Casket bearers will be Tyler Lekang, Zachary Naslund, Mathew Emerson, John McTighe, Mike Laddusaw and Rick Houkem. Burial will be in Lake Ida Cemetery, rural Lake Park.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the West-Kjos Funeral Home of Detroit Lakes. Those wanting to share memories and condo-lences are invited to use the funeral home's online mes-sages of sympathy section at www.westkjos.com.

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