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Eric Korby

Eric Spencer Korby, 36, Perham, died on Sept. 20, 2009, surrounded by his loving family at Merit Care Hospital in Fargo, due to injuries from a motorcycle accident.

Eric Spencer Korby was born on Jan. 9, 1973, in Perham to Camilla "Kaye" (Magar) Korby and the late Carl Korby. Eric grew up in rural New York Mills. He was baptized in the Apostolic Lutheran Church in New York Mills and con-firmed in the Stateline Apostolic Lutheran Church. Eric attended New York Mills High School and graduated with the Class of 1991. He worked through his high school years with his father, Carl, in Korby Roofing. After graduation, Eric continued with construction and began Korby Construction and Exteriors. His son, Alec, was born on Sept. 30, 1998. Eric enjoyed fishing with Alec. He also enjoyed biking and skeet shooting and loved renovating his mother's home. He was an active member at the Apostolic Lutheran Church, where he enjoyed bible study and fellowship at church. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Eric is survived by his mom, Camilla "Kaye" Korby, New York Mills; his son, Alec Korby, Perham and Detroit Lakes; sisters, Gloria Korby, Ocala, Fla., Laurel Warren, Harrisonburg, Va., Carla Korby, Staples and Jennifer Magar, Perham; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceding Eric in death was his father, Carl, and his sisters, Linda Korby and Tamara Korby.

Funeral services are Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at 1 p.m. in the Apostolic Lutheran Church, New York Mills, with Pastor Don Salo and Pastor Reino Maunu officiating.

Pallbearers are Dan Welter, Matthew Strotter, Brad Usgaard, Scott Tumberg, Phil Dykoff and Pete Gebert. The honorary pallbearers were all of Eric's nieces and nephews.

Interment is in Woodland Cemetery, New York Mills.

Arrangements are provided by Karvonen & Son Funeral Home in New York Mills, Minnesota. Condolences may be sent online at A memorial fund has been set up at the Farmers & Merchants State Bank in New York Mills for Eric's son, Alec Korby for an Educational IRA.