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Donald Ferrari

July 22, 1964-March 1, 2008

Former Detroit Lakes resident Donald R. Ferrari, 43, of Clitherall, Minn., died Saturday, March 1, 2008 at Clitherall.

Donald was born to Kenneth and Shelbia (Sindle) Ferrari on July 22, 1964 in Fort Smith, Ark., where he was raised and educated. He owned and operated a used car dealership in Fort Smith, prior to moving to Detroit Lakes in 1998. Don then became a self-employed carpet layer. Don married Kathy Hokenson-Schmidt on April 3, 2003 in South Dakota. Their daughter, Haylee was born on Sept. 2, 2004.They made their home in Detroit Lakes prior to moving to Clitherall in 2006.

Donald enjoyed fishing, drawing, especially playing piano and guitar.

Surviving Donald are his wife, Kathy; two daughters, Haylee of Clitherall and Alissa Ferrari of Alma, Ark.; one son, Jonathan (Tara) Ferrari of Van Buren, Ark.; a stepdaughter, Aimee (Dustin) Campbell of Lake Park; four grandchildren; father, Kenneth (Darlene) Ferrari of Fort Smith; mother, Shelbia (Rev. Donald) Leakey of Alma, Ark.; three brothers, Kenneth Ferrari Jr. of Fort Smith, his twin brother, Denver Ferrari of Van Buren, Ark., and Tony (Lisa) Ferrari of Alma; sister, Laura (Yankee) Warstler of Fort Smith; nieces and nephews. His grandparents preceded him in death.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8 at West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes; there will be visitation for one hour prior to the start of services.

West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, is providing arrangements. Those wanting to share memories and condolences are invited to use the funeral home's online messages of sympathy section at