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Sara DeSautel

December 1, 1943 — December 13, 2018

Sara DeSautel, 75, of Browns Valley, MN, died on Thursday, December 13, 2018, at Lake Region Healthcare in Fergus Falls.

Sara Ann was born on December 1, 1943, in Moro, Arkansas, the daughter of Homer and Jessamine (Shelton) McNair. She attended T.A. Futrall High School in Marianna, AR and later Gogebic Community College in Ironwood, Michigan where she obtained a degree in business.

She married William Louis DeSautel and together they raised four children; Patricia, Wayne, David and Kenneth. Sara lived in many beautiful places before she eventually moved to Texas and worked as a business administrator in the Texas Department of Prisons for 20 years.  Sara later moved to Fargo, ND to be closer to her sons David and Kenny. In 2006 she moved to Browns Valley where she worked at the Traverse County Café.

Sara was a member of the Lions Club and Legion Auxiliary. In her spare time, she enjoyed watching baseball and football, travelling and reading which included several books a week. She was an excellent bowler and cherished time spent visiting with family, friends or whoever would listen. She also enjoyed fishing and welcomed any opportunity to play “tug-o-war” in nice weather conditions.  Blessed be the memory of Sara Ann DeSautel.

Sara was preceded in death by her late husband, William Louis DeSautel; siblings, Homer Banks McNair, Ernest LaVelle McNair, Mildred Marie Watkins, James Lee McNair, Herbert Henry McNair, Lee Roy McNair, Betty Lou Fear, Mary Evelyn Edgin and Roger Heyes McNair. She is survived by her four children, Patricia Anderson of Portland, ME, Wayne DeSautel of New Town, ND, David DeSautel of Mandan, ND and Kenneth DeSautel of Browns Valley,MN; siblings, Patsy Marcella Edgin of Marianna, AR, Howard McNair of McCracken, KS and Charles “Cecil” McNair of Benton, AR. She was also blessed with five grandchildren and one great grandson; Amanda, Cameron, Morgan, Peyton, Pacey, and Spencer.

Funeral arrangements are being handled with the Glende-Nilson Funeral Home of Fergus Falls for Sara DeSautel.  There will be a memorial service held on Saturday, December 22nd at the Christian Outreach Center in Sisseton, SD at 2pm for all who wish to attend.

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