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Vernon Mastin

April 22, 1925-July 24, 2011

Vernon D. Mastin, 86, of Detroit Lakes died Sunday, July 24, 2011 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes.

Vernon DeForrest Mastin was born to Virgil and Elsie (Eckenrode) Mastin on April 22, 1925 in Fort Clark, N.D. In 1935 they moved to Evergreen, Minn., where Vernon grew up and attended school. He graduated from Frazee High School in 1943.

On April 22, 1945 Vernon was united in marriage to Juliette Brahmer in Detroit Lakes. They made their home in Detroit Lakes. Vernon worked for Holsum Bakery for 39 years. After retiring from Holsum he worked at BTD and did maintenance work at WE Fest.

Vernon was a member at Grace Lutheran Church, where he was a member of the Sunshine Boys. He was in a bowling league for many years, and also enjoyed fishing and hunting. He enjoyed traveling with his family and had a tremendous sense of humor.

He was loved and will be missed by all who knew him; he touched the hearts of many.

Surviving Vernon are two daughters, Georgia (Arnie) Olson of Detroit Lakes and Deb Harrington of St. Paul; one son, Craig (Becky) Mastin of Detroit Lakes; one foster son, Todd (Diana) Peterson of Flower Mound, Texas; seven grandchildren, Michelle Johnson of El Paso, Texas, Jeanie (Mike) Andringa of Crookston, Minn., Jake (Bethany) Mastin of Fargo, Robin Peterson of Flower Mound, Justin Peterson of Flower Mound, Todd Olson of Detroit Lakes and Jill (Elliot Younger) Olson of Detroit Lakes; nine great grandchildren, Chad, Christopher, and Cody Johnson, Lukas Andringa, Angela, Jeremy, and Tatiana Olson, and Jade and Colby Olson; one great-great granddaughter, McKenzie Blauert; four brothers, Ivan (Gen) Mastin of Montevideo, Ed Mastin of Detroit Lakes, Virgil (Pat) Mastin of Detroit Lakes and Gordy (Carol) Mastin of Park Rapids; two sisters, Lora Moss of Perham and Joyce (Bruce) Peterson of Montevideo; sister-in-law, Marlys Brahmer of Detroit Lakes; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Juliette "Babe" (2003); parents; two brothers, Jake and Gerry Mastin; one sister, Opal Morrison; and one great grandson, Joshua Oelfke.

Memorial services are set for 1 p.m. Friday, July 29 at Grace Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour before services.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. Those wanting to share memories and condolences may use the messages of sympathy section at