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Donald R. deCathelineau

Donald R. deCathelineau

Aug. 30, 1929 - Oct. 13, 2013

SPICER - Donald R. deCathelineau, 84, of Spicer died Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Bethesda Heritage Center in Willmar. His funeral service will be at 11:00 am, Thursday, October 17, 2013 at First Lutheran Church of Norway Lake, rural New London. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 pm, Wednesday at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar and also one hour prior to the service at church.

Donald deCathelineau was born to Herve and Irene (Dale) deCathelineau on August 30, 1929 in Minneapolis. Shortly after he was born, he and his family moved to the Willmar area, where he attended country school. Following his schooling, Donald started working on the family farm. On August 2, 1957 he was united in marriage to Carol Trongaard at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar. He served in the Army during the Korean War and was a member of the Willmar VFW. Donald started his own milking operation in 1961, and also worked part time for deCathelineau Construction. He enjoyed working, especially farming, which he did for 57 years. Donald also enjoyed spending time with his family. He would often quote movies, if the occasion called for it. Donald will always be known for his ability to tell stories and his contagious laugh.

Donald is survived by his wife; Carol, children: Barrett (and Donna) deCathelineau of Mason City, IA, Rev. Valerie deCathelineau of Buffalo, NY, Joseph (and Mary Jo) deCathelineau of Spicer, Joan deCathelineau of Marietta, GA, Lois deCathelineau of Willmar, and James deCathelineau of Spicer; grandchildren; Grant and Preston deCathelineau siblings; Herve Dale (Mary Ellen) of Willmar, Paul (and Elaine) deCathelineau of New London, Louis (and JoAnn) deCathelineau of Sun City West, AZ, Margaret (and Stanley) Thompson of Spicer, Beverly Williams of New London, Blanche (and Robert) Peterson of Spicer; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; David deCathelineau, Helen Carver, Carol Fritz and infant brother, Stanley.