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Published January 24, 2013, 12:00 AM

Kenneth DeWayne Berry

Kenneth 'Tuffy' Berry, 81, of Shelly, Minn., died January 21, 2013 at the Halstad Living Center, Halstad, Minn. surrounded by his children.

Kenneth was born on April 16, 1931 in White Earth, Minn., the son of Myron and Lena (Fairbanks) Berry. He grew up in White Earth and attended school there until the death of his mother at age 12. He then moved to Kenosha, Wis. He came to Shelly the summer of 1949 when his father was managing and pitching for the local baseball team. There he met and fell in love with Irene Tronnes. They were married March 3, 1950 in Grand Forks, N.D. They settled in rural Nielsville, Minn., and then spent several years in Kenosha, Wis. before returning to reside in their remodeled one-room school house. When their home was destroyed in the flood of 1997 they moved to Shelly where he resided until moving to Halstad in Nov., 2011.

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