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Barry Ellegaard

April 14, 1964-July 3, 2011

Barry E. Ellegaard, 47, of Detroit Lakes died Sunday, July 3, 2011 following a boating accident on Long Lake near Detroit Lakes.

Barry E. Ellegaard was born to Walter and Carol (McArthur) Ellegaard on April 14, 1964 in Crookston, Minn. He grew up and attended school in Fertile, Minn., graduating from Fertile-Beltrami High School in 1982. He excelled in many athletic activities in high school.

On January 21, 2006 he was united in marriage to Mary Beth Pavek. They made their home in Detroit Lakes.

Barry had a love for life and helping others. He loved spending time with friends, his dogs, and his grandchildren. Barry will live on in the hearts of others forever.

Surviving Barry are his wife Mary Beth; one daughter, Hannah Ellegaard of Fargo; one stepdaughter, Courtney Spry of Detroit Lakes; two grandchildren, Ava and Landen; three brothers, Grant Ellegaard, Eric (Joan) Ellegaard and Mark Ellegaard, all of Fertile; one sister, Shelly (Mark) Broden of Fertile; father and mother-in-law, Ed and Dory Pavek of Fertile; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother Bruce Ellegaard.

Funeral services are set for at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 9 in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Fertile, with visitation for one hour prior to services.

Visitation will also take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 8, with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service, at the West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes.

Interment will be in the Fertile City Cemetery, Fertile.

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