Debra Kay Branden age 62 of Aitkin died on June 16, 2018 at the Mille Lacs Health System in Onamia. She was born in Crosby on February 29, 1956 in Crosby to Walter and Patricia (Enemark) Minarich. Debbie was a former rural mail carrier, delivering out of the Deerwood Post Office.
Debbie is survived by three sons, Scott Durant of Sartell, Terry Durant of Andover, and Brian Durant of Aitkin; two daughters, Angela Stember of Aitkin and Angela Christian-Nelson of Redwing; her mother, Patricia Minarich of Crosby; one brother, Michael (Kathy) Minarich of Crosby; one sister, Pamela (Jack) Clemens of N. St. Paul; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Preceding Debbie in death are her father; 1sthusband, Verne Durant and 2ndhusband, Joseph Branden.
A Memorial Gathering will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby. Burial will be at the Woodland Cemetery in Irondale Township.