Feb. 27, 1992-Sept. 16, 2012
TYLER - Services for Desmond Ankrum, 20, of Canby, recently of Tyler, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler is providing the arrangements.
He died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, as the result of an auto accident south of Tyler.
Desmond Ankrum was born Feb. 27, 1992, to Jeanine Norgaard and Jeff Ankrum in Marshall. He was baptized March 14, 2001, at Jasper Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jasper, Minnesota. He attended school in Jasper, Tyler, and Lake Benton and graduated from MECLA in Marshall. He worked various jobs at Culver's, Apollos Bar & Grill, and Jonti Craft, and excelled at his current job working for Universal Forest Products in Minneota as a saw operator. Desmond was a proud father of his three-and-a-half month old son, Kasyn. He enjoyed fishing, skateboarding, BMX stunt bicycling, playing video games, motorcycling, music, and hanging out with family and friends. He especially enjoyed time spent with Jenna and Kasyn.
Forever and always Desmond will be lovingly remembered by his girlfriend Jenna and their son Kasyn of Canby; mother, Jeanine Norgaard of Minneota; father, Jeff (and Angie) Ankrum of Elizabeth, Ind.; grandmothers, Renata Norgaard of Tyler and Grace Ankrum of Tracy; sister, Ashley Norgaard of Canby; brothers, Sean Stefanick of Tracy and Asher Ankrum of Indiana; aunts and uncles, Sandy Ankrum, Dave Ankrum, Tim Ankrum, and Susan Schettler; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, David Norgaard and Emil Ankrum; great-grandparents Florence Ten Cate and Wayne and Carol Norgaard; best friend, Michael Hein, and great aunt Leatha Griffin.
In lieu of flowers, donations for Desmond's son, Kasyn Ankrum, can be made to First Security Bank in Canby.
"When I'm gone just carry on, don't mourn, rejoice every time you hear the sound of my voice. Just know that I'm looking down on you, smiling. I didn't feel a thing so baby don't feel no pain, just smile back."