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Stanley Egenes

May 15, 1914-March 17, 2009

Stanley E. Egenes, 94, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.

Stanley E. Egenes was born to Syvert and Hannah Egenes on May 15, 1914 in Thief River Falls, where he grew up and attended school, graduating from Lincoln High School in 1933.

Stanley was an accomplished track and field runner, who qualified to run in the State High School Track Meet. His father was accidentally killed when Stanley was seven years old, and he then worked in various jobs to help out his family, including on the Barzen Dairy Farm. Following high school he worked for Nash Finch Company in Thief River Falls.

On June 21, 1941 Stanley married Caroline A. Myrom at her parents' home in Thief River Falls. He served in the United States Army Air Force from 1942-45, and was stationed in Hawaii during World War II. Following his discharge he returned to Thief River Falls, where he worked for Firestone as an accountant. He then worked for the Soo Line Railroad as a brakeman/conductor from 1949 until his retirement in 1979.

All his life Stanley enjoyed his family, fishing, hunting, traveling, and all the time he spent at his hunting cabin.

Surviving Stanley are his wife, Caroline; daughter, Sharon (Dennis) Meyer of Detroit Lakes; son, Lynn (Judi) Egenes of Detroit Lakes; seven grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents, three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 21 at First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, with the Rev. David Peterson officiating. There will be visitation for one hour prior to the start of services at the church.

Casket bearers will be Kyle Egenes, Jason Weets, Chad Anderson and Jeff Anderson. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes.

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