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    Erskine - May Jahr, 87, of Erskine, formerly of Thief River Falls, died on Wednesday, March 21 at the Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine.  
?Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday (June 9) at the West-Kjos Funeral Chapel in Detroit Lakes. Local arrangements are with the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Erskine.
     May Lois Lee was born on May 22, 1924 in Cuba Township, Becker County to Emma Arndt Lee and Albert Lee. She was united in marriage to Vernon A. Jahr on June 15, 1942 in Berkley, Mich.
     May and Vernon made their home in Thief River Falls for over 30 years. She was a championship golfer, bowler and curler as well as enjoying sports as a spectator.  She spent most of her summers entertaining all her grandkids with fishing and water sports. She followed the TRF hockey teams for grandsons, girl’s volleyball team for her granddaughter and again hockey for her great-granddaughter. Being a firm believer in equal opportunity, May was thrilled that girls were progressing in sports. In her later years, she was an avid card and bingo player enjoying the competition in DL. After retirement in 1984, she and Vernon lived on Lake Cormorant in DL, and winters in Las Vegas, Nev.
     She is survived by her children, Richard (Kathie) Jahr of Plymouth, Sherry Jahr Solheim of Thief River Falls, Danny (Jeri) Jahr of Osceola, Wis., and David (Karen) Jahr of Big Rock, Ill.; five grandchildren, Reime Jahr, Sara (Steve) Kelley, Steven (Val) Solheim, Chris Solheim, Leigh Ann (Craig) Kennedy; many great-grandchildren; three siblings, Norma Lee Aune, Albert (Clint) Lee, and William Lee.  Nieces and nephews also survive.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; and nine siblings, Alvin Lee, Dorothy Lee Buck, Arnold Lee, Edward Lee, Robert Lee, Alfred Lee, Ivy Lee Knutson, Evelyn Lee Solum, and Florence Lee Severtson.
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