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Darrell Wayne McKenzie

Darrell Wayne McKenzie, 57, of Glencoe, Minn., formerly of Bemidji, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, at Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minn.

A celebration of life service was held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe with the Rev. Brigit Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Glencoe Cemetery.

Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe assisted the family with arrangements.

Pallbearers were Mike Becker, Mike Smith, Tim Gallagher, Steve Churchill, Jason Gormley and Nick Weiers.

He was born on July 25, 1951, to Dale and Frances "Fran" (Black) McKenzie in San Antonio, Texas. He was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith.

After graduation from high school, he served two years in the U.S. Army. He married Irene A. Churchill (Gormley) July 26, 2008, in Glencoe. He spent a number of years working in Bemidji and the past six years residing in Glencoe. He was employed as a vocational rehab placement coordinator by the State of Minnesota at the Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department. His hobbies included traveling, gardening, cooking, grilling, caring for his dogs and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife; son, Jason Gormley of Waconia; daughter, Cassandra (Mike Becker) Gormley of Glencoe; parents; brothers, Richard McKenzie of Minneapolis and Warren (Marcia) McKenzie of Bemidji; sister, Sharon (Adel El-Khoury) of the United Arab Emirates; nieces and nephews.

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