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Herbert Tinglestad

Herbert Tinglestad

May 28, 1930-Nov. 10, 2013

Herbert Milton Tingelstad, 83, of Detroit Lakes, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.

Herb was born to Anton and Minda (Johnson) Tingelstad on May 28, 1930 in Dunn Township of Otter Tail County. Herb was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church, Franklin Lake. He was raised and educated in Pelican Rapids.

As a young man, Herb enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1951 and received an honorable discharge in 1955. He was once married to Phyllis Dalve and Carol Kohler.

Herb returned to Detroit Lakes, where he worked for Art Kohler Trucking. He was united in marriage to Lila Travis on October 18, 1980 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes. Shortly after their marriage, Herb became the groundskeeper for Detroit Lakes High School, continuing there until his retirement in 1992.

After his retirement Herb started Tingy's Lawn Service, which he truly enjoyed. Herb enjoyed fishing, putting music on cassette tapes and playing pool. He especially enjoyed the time spent with his family and friends.

Herb is survived by his wife of 33 years, Lila Tinglestad of Detroit Lakes; and was blessed with three loving families, Curtis and Randy Tingelstad, both of Sacramento, Calif., Shelia (Kevin) Kohler of Breckenridge, Rhonda (Randy) Wilson of Detroit Lake, Brent Tinglestad of Detroit Lakes, Perry (Lorraine) Travis of Audubon, Cindy (Rob) Sims of Detroit Lakes and Rob (Kim) Travis of Ham Lake; 16 grandchildren, Robin, Ryan, Justin and Julia Kohler, Tana, Corey and Kyle Vareberg, Ashley, Alexa and Zachary Tinglestad, Perry Travis Jr., Michael Travis, Travis and Tony Sims, Gabrielle and Jason Travis; one brother, Loyal "Tingy" (Shirley) Tingelstad of Detroit Lakes; two sisters, Dora (Myron) Weber of Spring Lake Park and Eleanor Tingelstad of Fergus Falls; sister-in-law, Louella Tingelstad of Poulsbo, Wash.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceding Herb in death were his parents; two sons, Greg and Rodney Tingelstad; and three brothers, Milan, Leroy and Alvin Tingelstad.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 in Faith Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, with Pastor Paul Larson officiating.

There will be visitation for one hour prior to services at the church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the West-Kjos Funeral Home of Detroit Lakes. Those wanting to share memories and condolences online may use the guestbook section at