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Obituaries

Oct. 17, 1931 - May 18, 2022
Linda Faye Anderson was born in Detroit Lakes, MN on November 5, 1944. She attended school in Detroit Lakes, MN, Dickenson, ND, and graduated from high school in Hawley, MN in 1962. Linda attended business school in Fargo, ND and her first job after graduating was with Northwestern Bell in Fargo.
Keith George Brekken, 78 passed away peacefully at home on May 16 ,2022. Keith was born on April 6, 1944, in Portland, Oregon to Raymond and Helen (Fennern) Brekken. The Brekken family moved to Detroit Lakes, MN in 1949 where Keith and his two brothers grew up and attended Holy Rosary Catholic School. Keith then graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1962. Keith was a boy scout and participated in track and field, hockey, and football, all while helping his father, working at Brekken’s Men’s Clothing Store. After high school Keith attended Moorhead State before joining the Army National Guard in 1964. Keith served for 22 years and was trained in many military weapons such as AR-15, M-16, M-60, TOW missile 105, along with many others. He also worked flood control as head sergeant for three different floods on the Red River Valley expanding all the way up to the Canadian border, for this service he was awarded the MN Commendation medal.
April 3, 1931 - May 18, 2022

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Aug. 16, 1957 - May 16, 2022
Delories L. Berg, 99, Detroit Lakes, MN, died Friday, May 13 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services will be 11:00 am, Thursday, May 19 at Eksjo Lutheran Church, rural Lake Park, MN, with a visitation 1 hour prior. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Please join us in a Celebration of Life gathering for Duane “Bawana” Crouse on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at the Deer Creek, MN Community Center 106 Main Ave E. from 1pm to 3pm
Nov. 16, 1966 - April 19, 2022

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Dr. Gerald Derstine, 93 of Bradenton, FL, founder of the Christian Retreat Center in rural Ogema, died February 12, 2022 in Bradenton.
Aug. 29, 1932 - May 10, 2022
Nov. 28, 1950 - March 8, 2022
Gary Lee Wright Sr. was born March 11, 1939, in Des Moines, Iowa. He passed away May 11, 2022, at Pelican Landing in Detroit Lakes. He grew up and attended school in Des Moines and proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. On March 17, 1962, Gary was united in marriage to Marie Nadeau in Presque Isle, Maine. To this union, 6 children were born. They made their home in Maine and Iowa before moving to Frazee. Gary farmed and worked for Daggett Trucking before returning to school at Detroit Lakes Vo-Tech. Gary owned and operated A&W Small Engine repair in Detroit Lakes, and later drove bus for Anderson Bus and Coach in Frazee. In his spare time, Gary enjoyed fishing, making quilts, and spending time with his family. Gary is survived by his children: Peggy (Bob) Jay, Holly (Brian) Geisenhof, Mike (Beth) Wright, Kathy Wright, Mary (Randy) Mayfield, Gary Wright Jr.; 13 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; sister, Donna Alexander; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Wright; wife, Marie Wright in 2009; a son in infancy; brother, Darrell Wright. Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 10am held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frazee, MN www.FureyFH.com
Feb. 16, 1945 - Feb. 17, 2022
Nov. 24, 1935 - Dec. 18, 2021
Donna Ranstrom, 84, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2022, at Essentia Health in Fargo, ND, surrounded by her family.
Dec. 22, 1945 - May 10, 2022