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Tara Schermerhorn

Tara Schermerhorn

Feb. 14, 1962-Sept. 17, 2013

Tara A. Schermerhorn, 51, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at her home.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23 in Trinity Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, with Reverend Jillene Galatin officiating.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at David-Donehower Funeral Home Detroit Lakes; and for one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.

Tara Ann Schermerhorn was born to Gerald and Carol (Schmidt) Johnson on February 14, 1962 in Detroit Lakes. She spent her early years in the Detroit Lakes-Lake Park area.

Tara was united in marriage to Roger Schermerhorn March 17, 1978 in Detroit Lakes. They lived in the Detroit Lake area, where Tara worked for Lake View Greenhouse, primarily in the production of Pam's Salsa.

She enjoyed time with her grandchildren, sewing, knitting, reading, cooking and riding on the motorcycle with Roger.

Survivors include her husband, Roger; a son, Mark (Tiffany) Schermerhorn of Detroit Lakes; a daughter, Amy (Josh) Kilde of Detroit Lakes; eight grandchildren, Paige, Angela, Madelyn, Gabriel, Ean, Noah, Isabella and Mia; her parents, Donald and Carol Welty of Clear Lake, Iowa; a brother, Bruce (Laura) Johnson of Detroit Lakes; three sisters, Linda (Jeff) Schlauderaff of Detroit Lakes, Julie (Terry) Bilky of Mason City, Iowa, and Shelly (Bill) Sellers of Clear Lake.

Preceding her in death were a daughter, Laura Marie and her father, Gerald Johnson.

David-Donehower Funeral Home is serving the family. Online tributes can be shared at