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Darrin Fitzpatrick

Jan. 27, 1966-July 27, 2011

Darrin Fitzpatrick, 45, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at Broen Memorial Home in Fergus Falls, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Darrin Keith Fitzpatrick was born the son of Terry and Lynne (Ekholm) Fitzpatrick on January 27, 1966 in Minneapolis. He was baptized March 20, 1966, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. Darrin attended school in Minneapolis and Pelican Rapids before graduating from Pelican Rapids High School in 1984.

During his school years, Darrin worked at the family-owned Oak Lodge Resort on North Lida Lake. He graduated from Wahpeton State School of Science as a machinist in 1986. He had worked at Audubon Engineering for the last 25 years. Darrin spent the last 15 months living with his father on South Lida Lake.

Darrin enjoyed spending time on South Lida. He liked deer hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and he especially loved going on the annual fishing trips to Canada. Darrin was devoted to his nieces and nephews.

Surviving Darrin are his father, Terry Fitzpatrick of Pelican Rapids; sister, Kathy (Glen) Lewis of Maple Grove; nieces and nephews, Nina Lewis, Reed Lewis, Katie Hering, and Terry Hering; uncle, Dave (Sandy) Ekholm of Bloomington, Minn.; aunt, Patty (Wally) Pearson of Fergus Falls; and cousins, Steven Ekholm, Daniel (Phetsamone) Ekholm, Kristi (Kenn) Edman, Keith (Michelle) Pearson, and Kevin (Laura) Pearson.

Preceding him in death were his mother, Lynne Fitzpatrick; and brother, Michael.

Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Pelican Rapids, with Lay Pastor Al Grothe officiating. Organist will be Mimi Uhrig, and Vicki Johnson will be the soloist. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements are being provided by Larson Funeral Home, Pelican Rapids. An online guestbook is at