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Denell Ann Leegard

March 28, 1951 — March 25, 2024

Detroit Lakes

Denell Ann Leegard (Wellman) Age 72, of Detroit Lakes, MN passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family on March 25th, 2024, after a very long and courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born to Douglas and Donna Wellman on March 28th, 1951, in St. Louis Park, MN. In her free time, Denell enjoyed crocheting Afghans for family and friends, cross-stitching and reading. Denell took great joy in attending sporting events that her grandchildren were in. Denell was a school bus driver for Anderson Bus in Frazee for 23 years. She especially enjoyed driving the party bus for special events and shuttle for We-Fest. 

Denell is survived by her loving husband Paul, son Nicholas (Emily), Daughter Michelle, and grandchildren Chloe, Georgia, Austin and Blaine, her brother Darrell (Gwenn) Wellman, sisters Darla (Randy) Morningstar, Dody Vick, Dawn (Tom) Frick, Deanne (Josh) Louis, and a number of nieces and nephews. 

Denell was proceeded in death by her parents Douglas and Donna and by her Mother-in-Law Myrtle Leegard (Gebeke).

A graveside service is planned for a later date that has yet to be determined.

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