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Pastor Mark Hale of Thrive Community Church reads scripture during a memorial service for Kerri Drees, former Qfm host, pictured on a screen in the sanctuary of the south Grand Forks church Monday. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Christian radio personality dies following surgery

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Friends, family, co-workers and fans gathered in Thrive Community Church in Grand Forks and shared their favorite memories Monday of Kerri Drees, host of Christian radio station QFM’s morning show, who died that morning.


According to a Facebook post by morning show co-host Josh Jones, Drees died in surgery while having a lap band removed.

“Kerri’s personality plus, all the time,” Jones said.

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