Kevin Ferris

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Kevin Michael Ferris, 48, Duluth, MN, formerly of Moorhead, died on Friday, March 29, 2013 when the small plane he was flying went down in fog near Hawley.

Kevin Michael Ferris was born on March 25, 1965 in Moorhead, Minnesota to Michael and Sharon (Sullivan) Ferris. He grew up in Moorhead, attended Moorhead schools and graduated from Moorhead High School in 1983. Kevin then attended Wahpeton State School of Science and Moorhead State University. He worked at KXJB for 25 years until moving to Duluth, Minnesota.

He received his Ad Altare Dei Award and the Eagle Scout Award while belonging to the Scout Troop at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Scoutmaster Tom Hall.

In 2011 Kevin took over ownership of a retail flower shop in Duluth called The Rose Man and became well-known in the community for his kindness and generosity.

Kevin was a wonderful man.  He had a powerful bond with all of his children and was cherished by his parents and sister.  He created a beautiful family and shared his home with his best friend and partner.  He will be remembered for his kindness, and his gentle touch.

Kevin is survived by his parents, Michael and Sharon Ferris, Moorhead; his sister, Kristin Ferris, Fargo; his fiancé, Roz Randorf, Duluth; his sons, Michael Ferris, Brandon Ferris, and Simon Randorf; and his stepson, Spencer Pitzel.

Kevin was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Antoinette Ferris, Gregory Sullivan, Clarence and Gladys Walford and his uncles Jerry Ferris and Tom Sullivan.

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  1. Fargo ND
    Dear Ferris Family,

    Please accept our sincere condolences on the death your son and brother, Kevin Ferris. Kristin was once the secretary in Dave’s department at ND
    SU. Our hearts go out to her. She was an excellent employee in the Department of Electrical Engineering, and we are very sorry for her loss. We hope you all will take comfort in knowing of our concern for you.


    Dave and Darlene Rogers

  2. Duluth MN
    I am sorry to hear the news about Kevin. I worked with him at KBJR TV and bought beautiful flowers from him at The Rose Man Shop. He was an extremely nice person, I am happy our paths crossed. Thoughts and Prayers go out to his family. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew him.

  3. I’m so sorry to hear of your sudden loss. Wishing you all strength and healing as you share and reflect on your memories of and with Kevin.

    Jen Erickson

  4. Fargo ND
    Sharon and Michael and family – I did not know Kevin personally, but it is obvious that he was an amazing man and wonderful son. “What a beautiful difference one life made” – Kathy Scott, past MSUM friend and colleague.

  5. Long Beach CaliforniaI’m very shocked and saddened to hear this news. I worked with Kevin for many years at KXJB and my condolences go out to Kevin’s family.

  6. Ft. Lauderdale FLMy most sincere condolences to Kevin’s family at this difficult time. I worked with Kevin for many years at KXJB. Always fun to be around, he had a smile for everyone, a great sense of humor, and an excellent work ethic.

  7. Moorhead MN
    I am very Sad to hear of the Loss of Kevin. I was a friend of his he will be dearly missed by a lot of people.

  8. Omaha NEMy memories of Kevin are from my mom babysitting him and I having the chance to play with Kevin as a young boy. I always enjoyed his fun spirit and his laughter. I never new Kevin as an adult, but I knew the spirit inside his heart. I’m sorry for your loss and I understand how hard it is, but know that Kevin is being well taken care of and is not alone.

  9. Lake Park MN
    So sorry for the loss of Kevin. I have fond memories of working with him, especially on the new KXJB building back in the early 80s. I think he took his first motorcycle ride with me when we were working together on the new building.

    Brian Harris

  10. Moorhead MN
    My brother and I were in the same scout troop with Kevin when we were kids. I am sorry to hear about his accident.

  11. Fargo ND
    Michael and Sharon, and the rest of the Ferris family…I am so sorry for your loss. I used to work at KXJB in the studio while Kevin was there and while I never really knew him that well, I fondly remember him as a very kind, polite person. I am keeping you all in my prayers.

  12. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Marjorie always spoke with great fondness and admiration of Kevin.

    Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

    Lisa and Kent Olson

  13. Columbia Heights Minnesota
    Mike, Sharon, Kristin, Michael, Brandon, Roz, Simon and boys, my thoughts and prayers go out to you in this time of grief. Words cannot replace the loss of a loved one. Although I will not be able to attend due to a previous appointment, I will be with you in spirit. May you seek comfort in the joy Kevin gave in life and that he is now safe in the arms of God.

  14. Flom MN
    So sorry to hear about Kevin. Nothing can prepare you for losing a child. I pray that time and memories will sustain you as you grieve his loss.

  15. Nevis MN
    So saddened by the loss of your son. What a tragic sudden loss. Praying for you and your family.

  16. Moorhead MN
    I am so sorry for your great loss. I will not be able to come to the services for reasons you understand, but I will be with you in spirit.
    Bob Tolbert

  17. Duluth MN
    My deepest sympathies go out to the family of Kevin.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Basketball coach and player
    Camy and Niia

  18. Detroit Lakes MN
    Hi Sharon and Mike:

    I am so sad to read of Kevin’s death in the Forum today. My goodness, what a loss for you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your grief.

    Debbie Johnson

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