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Robert Lyle Brett

May 9, 1938 — October 21, 2022

Robert Lyle Brett was born on May 9, 1938, in Minneapolis, MN to Milton and Virginia (Saul) Brett. he was raised on a farm on Pickerel Lake before his father moved the family to Moorhead where his father started Brett Trucking delivering the Fargo Forum. Robert started working for Dakota Monument in his late teens. He worked with them until he became a mechanic and driver for his dad. He met and fell in love with Sharon Zieler while she was in high school in Detroit Lakes, Mn.

On September 20, 1958, he was united in marriage to Sharon Zieler at the Baptist Church in Detroit Lakes.  The couple just celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. The couple raised their 3 children on Cotton Lake. Robert worked as a custodian for over 30 years at the Becker County Courthouse before retiring in the early 2000s.

Robert enjoyed going to auction sales, Rollag and restoring antique cars and tractors.

Proceeding Robert in death are his parents Milton and Virginia, sister Joanie Faris, son Ronnie and his sister Janie just passed two days after Robert.

Left to mourn Roberts passing are his wife of 64 years Sharon, daughter Rosanna (Jon) Nelson, son Tom (Jennifer) Brett, grandchildren Jeremiah (Ludmila) Nelson, Joshua Nelson, Philippa Brett, Araminta Brett, Cressida Brett. Siblings James Brett and sister Judy Smith.

 

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Visitation

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

David-Donehower Funeral & Cremation Service

609 US Hwy 10 East, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

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609 US Hwy 10 East, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Starts at 2:30pm (Central time)

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