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Published July 06 2013

John E. DeKrey

John E. “Brownie” DeKrey, Pettibone, N.D., will celebrate his 90th birthday at an open house from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. July 14 at the Pettibone Community Building. No gifts, please.

He was born July 30, 1923, in Pettibone, to John Jr. and Hannah DeKrey. He married Alpha Whitman and they made their home in Pettibone.

He has five children, Debby (David) Strand, Kindred, N.D.; Diane (Leroy) Krupke, Carrollton, Texas; Duane (Jan) DeKrey, Bismarck; Linda (Terry) Dammel, Medina, N.D.; Marlys (Claude) Christie, Jefferson, Wis.; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.