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1933 Donald 2021

Donald "DW" Howes

October 24, 1933 — October 25, 2021

A gathering of family and friends of Donald Wayne “DW” Howes, 88, of Hoyt Lakes, will be 12(noon)-2pm Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Aurora.  Inurnment will be in the Hoyt Lakes Memorial Cemetery.

Donald died Monday, October 25, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota.

He was born October 24, 1933 in Duluth to Eugene and Mae (Back) Howes.  He was a graduate of Grand Rapids Agricultural School and later enlisted with the US Army.  He served during the Korean Conflict.

On May 19, 1956 he married Margaret Schommer in St. Paul, Minnesota.  The couple moved to Hoyt Lakes in 1958 where he worked for Erie Mining Company.  Don retired as an office clerk in 1996 from LTV Steel.

Don was a 25 year member of the Hoyt Lakes Fire Department and served as President of the Hoyt Lakes Garden Club.

Survivors include his wife, Marge; Children: Scott (Cathy) Howes of Texas, Dawn (Michael) Kennedy of Iowa, Shelly (Joseph) Dahmen of Aurora, Beth (Jeff) Chapman of New Prague and Mary (Donald Huntley) Henry of Hoyt Lakes; 10 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; two expected great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Mae; son, Shawn; brother, Marland; sister, Eileen Ventrella.

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Service Schedule

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home-Aurora

402 W 3rd Ave N, Aurora, MN 55705

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