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DeAnn McWethy

April 11, 1958-July 6, 2011

DeAnn Fay McWethy, 53, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, July 6, 2011 in her home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 8 at Bakke Lutheran Church, followed with a 7 p.m. prayer service. It will also continue for one hour prior to funeral services, which begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, in Bakke Lutheran Church.

DeAnn Sagmo was born to Chester and Eileen (Harthun) Sagmo on April 11, 1958 in Detroit Lakes. She attended school in Detroit Lakes, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1976. After school she worked various jobs around the lakes area.

Throughout her working career she was employed by Swift's Turkey Plant in Detroit Lakes and ran her own house cleaning service for several years. Most recently, DeAnn helped her sister at the Lake Center Convenience Store until retiring due to her health.

DeAnn lived her life to the fullest; even though she battled health problems the last few years, she enjoyed her hobbies as much as possible. DeAnn's love for horseback riding, especially her trips to Medora riding along the trails and her camping trips with her family, was something she cherished. She also collected many country western crafts and Coca Cola memorabilia. She was known for her "matter of fact" outlook on life and her wonderful cooking skills.

DeAnn loved to travel. She was able to visit several areas throughout the United States, including trips to Hawaii and Cancun. A few years ago she won a contest that sent her on a trip out west. DeAnn had the time of her life. In her spare time, DeAnn enjoyed spending time with her dogs, Carmelo, Snickers and Sparky along with her cat, Stormin' Norman.

DeAnn will be remembered and missed by her father, Chester Sagmo of Detroit Lakes; sisters, Bonnie (Darcy) Bellefeuille of Vergas and Kandy (Brad) Pederson of Dent; and one brother, Ron (Tammy) Sagmo of Frazee. She is also survived by her special companions, Carmelo, Sparky and Stormin Norman.

Preceding her in death were her mother Eileen; sister, Kathie Sagmo; one niece, Kathie Nelson; and one special companion, Snickers.

The family is being served by the David-Donehower Funeral Home. Memories of DeAnn may be shared online at