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Man credited with popularizing Dairy Queen treat dies

By: News services
November 19, 2013 Updated: November 19, 2013 at 3:29 pm
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photo - Robert Litherland prepares a favorite of many customers, a sundae with fudge, in this undated photo. Courtesy of Robert Litherland
Robert Litherland prepares a favorite of many customers, a sundae with fudge, in this undated photo. Courtesy of Robert Litherland 

MOORHEAD, Minn. – The man credited with popularizing the Dairy Queen Dilly Bar has died.

Robert “Bob” Litherland, 91, died Monday in his home in Moorhead, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

In 1955, two brothers from Stillwater came to the Litherland-owned Moorhead Dairy Queen with an idea. After coating the soft serve in chocolate and holding it up with a medical tongue depressor, one brother said, "Now, isn't that a dilly."

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