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Donald G. Kortgard Sept. 22, 1943 - April 27, 2009

CLARA CITY -- Donald George Kortgard, 65, of Clara City, died Monday at the St. Cloud Hospital .

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Clara Catholic Church in Clara City.

Arrangements are with Wing-Bain Funeral Home of Clara City.

He was born Sept. 22, 1943, in Renville County to Berdine and Violet (Abel) Kortgard. He grew up in the Renville area and attended Renville public schools.

He married Paulette Jaenisch on Oct. 24, 1970, in Clara City. They lived in Clara City and he worked as a trucker for Service Oil Co. of Prinsburg.

He is survived by his wife; children: Justin of Clara City and Stacey (and Rob) Giannella of LaPlata, Md.; siblings: Roger (and Judy) Kortgard of Clara City, Wanda Schwiderski of Benson and Dianna Bowman of Redwood Falls.

He was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.