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Donald J. Nepsund Dec. 23, 1929 - Sept. 22, 2008

PAYNESVILLE -- Donald Jerome Nepsund, 78, of Paynesville, died Monday at the Paynesville Area Hospital.

The service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Paynesville Lutheran Church. Military honors will be provided by the Paynesville American Legion Post 271.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Paynesville Lutheran Church and continue one hour prior to the service. The Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville is handling arrangements.

He was born Dec. 23, 1929, in Kandiyohi County to Alexander and Elise (Hanson) Nepsund. He graduated from Paynesville High School. He attended Augsburg College and was a Korean War veteran.

He married Judy Wik on April 22, 1962, in Montevideo. He worked in Minneapolis a few years before returning to Paynesville to join his dad constructing homes in the area. He was a member of the Paynesville American Legion.

He is survived by his wife; children: Laura (and Mark) Lindeman of Paynesville, Eric (and MaryKay) Nepsund of St. Cloud; five grandchildren; sisters: Arlene (and Fred) Ashbaugh of Seattle, Doris (and Stan) Haskey of Puyallup, Wash., and Molly (and John) Lester of Sioux Falls, S.D.