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Donald R. Whitcomb

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Donald R. Whitcomb

Aug. 19, 1933 - Oct. 13, 2013

NEW PRAGUE - Donald R. Whitcomb, 80, of New Prague, formerly of Willmar, died Sunday, October 13th at Mala Strana Health Care Center in New Prague. His funeral will be 11:00 am, Saturday, October 19th at Church of St. Mary in Willmar. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to "The Walk to End Alzheimers Comp. Care Team." www.hafh.org

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Donald was born on August 19, 1933, in Albert Lea, Minnesota, the son of Roy and Mary (Connors) Whitcomb. He grew up in Albert Lea where he graduated from high school in 1952.

On December 28, 1957, Donald was united in marriage to Margaret Gunderson at St. Jude of the Lake Catholic Church in Mahtomedi. They lived in Hutchinson until moving to Willmar in 1962. Don worked for Minneapolis Star and Tribune as a salesman and distribution supervisor.

His sense of humor, mischievous twinkle in his beautiful blue eyes along with his enjoyment of laughing will be missed by many.

Surviving are his children, James (and Floria) Whitcomb, David Whitcomb, Thomas (and Marcia) Whitcomb; ten grandchildren, Christopher, Bryan, Jason, Stephanie, Philip, Natalie, Stephen, Jackson, Skylar and Riley. Also surviving are his son-in-law, Dale Sowers; sisters-in-law, Linda Whitcomb and Cathy Whitcomb.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Margaret, on February 5, 2011; son, Stephen Whitcomb; daughter, Anne Sowers and brothers, Thomas and Paul Whitcomb.

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