Minnesota Historical Society has birth/death indexes.
1982-MN-009347, MERLIN, DALE, WORTH, , born 16 Feb 1916, died 03 Apr 1982, MINNESOTA, County where death occurred LAKE OF THE WOODS, mothers maiden name FOWLER,
pieces from the LDS website
parents: William V Worth, Mary A Fowler
William born about 1886 in Nebraska
Mary born about 1890 in Missouri
1920 census for Lyon County, Minnesota has
Household Gender Age
Spouse William V Worth M 34y
Mary A Worth F 30y
Child Wilma M Worth F 11y
Child Lonnie L Worth M 10y
Child Burel J Worth M 6y
Child Merlin D Worth M 3y
Child Donald E Worth M 8m
And I have some unexpected company. I have to go.