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Michael Vyborny

Michael Vyborny

Dec. 6, 1953-July 26, 2014

Michael P. Vyborny, 60, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, July 26, 2014 at his residence, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Michael Paul Vyborny was born to Paul and Doris (Johnson) Vyborny on December 6, 1953 in Rockford, Ill. He grew up and received his education in Rockford, graduating from Harlem High School in 1971. He worked as a purchasing manager for ELCO in Rockford, Ill., for 23 years.

On February 23, 2002 he was united in marriage to Nancy Ballard in Callaway. In 2007 they moved to Detroit Lakes, and Mike started working for Team Industries in Bagley.

Mike enjoyed many things in life, including fishing, music, and traveling. He especially enjoyed his trip to China as well as traveling with his brother in law Bob to attend Iowa Hawkeye wrestling matches. He was also known to be a good cook. He enjoyed entertaining, trying new restaurants, and making people laugh. Time spent with his grandchildren was very special to him.

He is survived by his wife Nancy; two sons, Brian (Cameron) Ballard, of Philadelphia, Pa., and Travis (Jody) Ballard of Detroit Lakes; grandchildren, Lacey and Hailey Ballard, and Kennady and Quentin Ballard; three sisters, Mary (Gerry) Gurney of Belvidere, Ill., Pauline Vyborny of Loves Park, Ill., and Peggy (Bob) Lenz of Rockford; parents, Paul and Doris Vyborney of Machesney Park, Ill.; three nieces, Carrie (Jeff) Johnston, Teri (Matt) Hoffman and Deanna Lenz; one nephew, Kyle Lenz; four great nieces and great nephews; father and mother-in-law, Gene and Doris Schermerhorn of Callaway; three brothers-in-law, Jeff (Antonette) Schermerhorn of Canadian, Texas, Perry (Lynda) Shermerhorn of Gig Harbor, Wash., and William (Pat) Smith of Camas, Wash.; two sisters-in-law, Jenni (Tim) Shea of San Marcos, Calif., and Amy (Tim) Nelson of Rochert; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 in the West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services.