Douglas “Doug” Luther Sletto was born on February 11, 1944 in Alexandria, MN to Melvin and Edith (Botner) Sletto. He attended and graduated from Evansville High School in 1963 and continued his education at the vocational school in Staples, MN. Following his agricultural schooling, Doug started farming with his Dad and brother, Myron, for several years. He had a variety of occupations throughout his life including insurance salesman, owner of a water conditioning business, and co-owner of the Coast to Coast Store in Pine City, MN. On September 21, 1974, Doug was united in marriage to Judy (Zarbok) Anderson. Their greatest blessing was the adoption of their daughter, Alycen, on May 19, 1982. The family moved to the Brandon area in 1984 where Doug continued to live throughout his life. In his later years, Doug found his love for truck driving, which he did with Dennis Westrom until his health brought him to Brandon Assisted Living.
Doug enjoyed deer and duck hunting over the years with his family and friends near Henning, MN. Doug was a proud member of the Moe Township Coffee Group. He also enjoyed gardening, planting trees, auctions, and garage sales. Doug was known for his infectious laugh and he will be greatly missed.
Douglas Luther Sletto died on Saturday, April 16, 2022, at the age of 78, in Brandon, MN. He is survived by: his daughter, Alycen (Jon) Brothen; four grandchildren: Esben, Freyja, Marit, and Ingelise; two brothers: Ron (Annette) Sletto and Dale (Diane) Sletto; seven nieces and nephews: Brian (Shannon Burgad) Sletto, Kirsten (Rick) Koep, Elissa (Bill) Koep, Jennifer (Chris) Janke, Kimberly (Jeremy) Thoennes, Randy (Stephanie) Sletto, and Galen (Tammy) Sletto; and many great-nieces and nephews. Doug is preceded in death by: his parents; brother, Myron; and sister-in-law, Jean Sletto.
A special honorary mention to his close friends: Harvey Bothum, Donny Week, Tarah Aanerud, Dennis Westrom, and Don Larson.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 22, 2022, 2:00 PM at West Moe Lutheran Church near Brandon, MN with visitation one hour prior to the service. This service will be live-streamed and recorded for family and friends to view from Doug’s obituary page on the Anderson Funeral Home website at 2:00 PM on Friday.