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Donald Gedde

Donald Raymond Gedde, 54, of Battle Lake, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls.

He was born Aug. 7, 1955 in Wadena, the son of Donald and Anna (Fah) Gedde. He graduated from Wadena High School in 1973 and continued his education at Detroit Lakes Technical College for diesel mechanic. He worked as a driver/mechanic throughout Minnesota, settling in Battle Lake in 1995. He was recently employed with Cenex Harvest States as a gas, fuel and propane transport hauler.

On June 18,1993 he married Nina. He enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren, dancing with his wife, old country music and driving truck.

Survivors in his family include his wife, Nina; son, Daniel (Melissa) of Dilworth; daughter, Danielle (Donny) Addison of Brainerd; two stepsons, Eric Riedel of Chaska, Andrew Riedel of Moorhead; his grandchildren, Madison, Allison, Shawn, Zachary and Logan of Dilworth, Jacob, Kyle and Becca of Brainerd; his father and stepmother, Don and Alice Gedde of Deer Creek; two brothers, Darrel (Sharon) of Underwood, Dwayne of Verndale; two sisters, Kathy (Frank) Fazendin of Newport, Wash., and Diane Wuollet of Hubbard, Minn. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and a special family friend, Kyle Sundberg, of Moorhead.

He was preceded in death by his mother Anna and his infant daughter.