Darrell E. Dotzenrod, 89

Published 9:01 am Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Darrell E. Dotzenrod, 89

Darrell E. Dotzenrod, 89, died Monday, March 25, 2019, at Edgewood Senior Living in Blaine, Minnesota. A long-time resident of Austin, Minnesota, Darrell spent the last three years living in Blaine.

Darrell was born Oct. 6, 1929, in Preston, Minnesota, to Virgil and Jeannette (Maxson) Dotzenrod. He graduated from Austin High School in 1947 and attended Austin Junior College. He was married to Carol Fullen on Dec. 23, 1950, in Austin.

Darrell served in the Army National Guard before beginning his career as a livestock buyer with Hormel in 1947. He later worked as a plant foreman until his retirement in 1990. He resided in Calmar, Iowa, Chatfield, Minnesota, and New Ulm, Minnesota, before returning to Austin.

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Darrell was a dedicated school board member and served as board president in Chatfield and New Ulm for more than 20 years. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Austin, serving on many boards and committees.  He was a member of the American Paint Horse Association and supported his wife and daughters in raising and showing horses. He enjoyed spending time with his family and watching his favorite Minnesota sports teams.

Darrell was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 61 years, Carol Dotzenrod; daughter, Lisa Dotzenrod Fisher; sister, Virginia Milton; and brother, Charles Dotzenrod.

Darrell is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Teri and James Danhoff, Blaine; son-in-law, Robert Fisher, Los Gatos, California; grandchildren, Alyson and Matthew Logan, Blaine, and Adam and Matthew Fisher, Los Gatos; great-grandchildren, Raegan and Weston Logan, Blaine; sister, Eileen Lysne, Austin; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Dotzenrod, Plymouth, Massachusetts, and Marjorie Cox, Marietta, Georgia; and nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at First United Methodist Church in Austin with the Rev. Dennis Tamke officiating. Military rites will be performed by Olaf B. Damm VFW Post 1216 and Austin American Legion Post 91. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. The family prefers memorials to the First United Methodist Church or to the Animal Humane Society of Minnesota.