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Kerry Wallace

March 12, 1962-Feb. 3, 2013

Former Frazee resident Kerry J. Wallace, 50, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, February 3, 2013 at his parents' home, under the care of his loving family, his fiancé Diane, and Hospice of the Red River Valley.

A visitation is set from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes.

Interment will be in St. Mary of the Lakes Cemetery in rural Pelican Rapids.

Kerry James Wallace was born to Kenneth and Betty (Rasmussen) Wallace on March 12, 1962 in Detroit Lakes. He was raised and educated in Frazee and graduated from Frazee High School in 1980. He attended the boiler and computer programming courses at the Northwest Technical College in Detroit Lakes.

For most of his working life, Kerry was self-employed with Oak Grove Dairy in the Detroit Lakes area. He then joined Land O'Lakes Dairy and later worked for BTD Manufacturing and then Winfield Solutions in Gardner, N.D., until ill health forced his retirement in September 2012.

Kerry enjoyed life. He loved to spend time with his nieces, taking them kite flying. He loved cars and anything that had to do with cars, both old and new. He enjoyed his collection of tools and never thought he had enough. He loved flying remote control airplanes.

One of Kerry's greatest wishes was to fly in a plane. Diane arranged to have Kerry not only fly in the plane, but he was able to be the pilot of the plane. It was one of his greatest moments.

Kerry will be deeply missed by his parents, Ken and Betty Wallace of Frazee; a sister, Rhonda Barrows of Moorhead; two nieces, Shiloh and Genesis Barrows; his fiancé, Diane Nelson of Hendrum, Minn.; and numerous friends, including Kelvin Wold and John Kirsh.

Preceding him in death were an infant brother and infant sister, Kenneth James and Tamara June.

David-Donehower Funeral Home is serving the family. Memories may be shared online at