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Frank Brolin

Nov. 21, 1924-Sept. 1, 2009

Frank Brolin, 84, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at his residence, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Frank was born to Oscar and Mildred (Shores) Brolin on Nov. 21, 1924 in rural Pelican Rapids, where he grew up and attended country school. Frank served in the United States Army during World War II, serving in France and Germany. Following his discharge from the service he moved to Fargo, where he drove truck.

Frank married Alice Severson in Thief River Falls, Minn. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Detroit Lakes, where Frank worked for the city light plant. He worked for the city of Detroit Lakes for over 30 years, later becoming chief engineer. He retired in 1984.

Frank later married Jean Sharp. They made their home near Lake Melissa in rural Detroit Lakes. Frank liked to hunt and fish. He also was an avid reader and liked to mow lawn and blow snow.

Surviving are his wife, Jean; three stepchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and one step-great grandson.

Preceding Frank in death were his parents; first wife, Alice; one brother, Robert Brolin; andone sister, Christine Lee.

Visitation will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4 at West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5 at West-Kjos Funeral Home, With the Rev. David Peterson officiating. Burial will take place in Lakeview Cemetery, Detroit Lakes.

Arrangements have been entrusted to West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes. Those wanting to share memories and condolences are invited to use the funeral home's online messages of sympathy section at