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Darrell Vizenor

Darrell Vizenor

June 20, 1940-June 15, 2014

Darrell G. Vizenor, 73, of Rochert, died Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Golden Manor Assisted Living in Detroit Lakes.

Darrell Gene "Tuffy" Vizenor was born to Emil and Helen (Fingalson) Vizenor on June 20, 1940 in White Earth. He grew up and attended school in Richwood. He was baptized and confirmed at Richwood Lutheran Church. As a young man he worked on a number of area farms.

On October 3, 1964 he was united in marriage to Jean Gerlach in Albert Lea, Minn. Darrell worked as a mechanic for Gabor Trucking, and for Lakes Paving, both of Detroit Lakes. He later owned and operated Vizenor Repair in Rochert. He also did carpentry and upholstery work.

Darrell loved time spent with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also enjoyed spending time on Buffalo Lake and riding his motorcycles. He was also very instrumental and active in the boxing program at the Boys and Girls Club in Detroit Lakes.

Surviving Darrell are his wife, Jean; one daughter, Dawn Vizenor of Detroit Lakes; one son, Shane (Jessilyn) Vizenor of Fisher, Minn.; five grandchildren, Danielle Vizenor, Chris Vizenor, Kody Vizenor, Brittany Moran and Brady Moran; five great grandchildren, Madison, Zachary, Mason, Avery, and Peyton; one sister, Shirley (Richard) Larson of Detroit Lakes; three half-sisters, Kathy Hazelton, Annette Dibley and Beverly Wang; many nieces and nephews; and his friend Sarah, at Golden Manor Assisted Living.

Preceding him in death were his parents and a half-sister, Lynda Mincey.

Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Friday, June 20 at the West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services.