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Highway Commissioner Lekstrum, RIP

Dinosaur Man comments: Here is the message I got: “It is with great regret and sadness that I must inform you that Marv Lekstrum (a Lakes Highway District commissioner & past member of the county GOP Central Committee) passed away at 7:45 PM (Sunday) evening. He had had major surgery on Wednesday to make another attempt to fix digestive tract blockages that have kept him in KMC for over a month. But ever since that operation, he has been in considerable pain. I guess everybody had thought it was coming from the incision and the operation, etc, but it may have been that his cancer moved so fast that it all came together. He was moved from the KMC surgical wing to the KMC Circle of Life facility at 4:00PM today, where he was made comfortable and medicated with sufficient morphine that he did not appear to be in pain."

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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