Donald L. Dehning


Donald L. "Don" Dehning, 86, died peacefully on Friday, May 10, 2019, in the midst of his family at The Pillars of Mankato Senior Living.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1pm, Saturday, May 18, 2019 at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Mankato with visitation one hour prior. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Mankato. Please share a memory of Don with his family at
Memorials are preferred to either the Alzheimer's Foundation of America or the Minnesota Knights of Columbus, St. Peter Council.
Don was born on July 9, 1932 in St. Peter, Minnesota to Frederick "Fritz" and Amanda "Jane" Dehning in his parent's home. He graduated from St. Peter High School, Class of 1950.
He joined the U.S. Army National Guard, and soon afterward found himself serving a two-year deployment at an army base in the deep south, preparing soldiers for service during the Korean Conflict. Returning home, he began full-time work in the grocery business and remained in that vocation until retirement from Super Valu as a Meat Manager at the Hilltop Mankato location.
On August 11, 1957, he married Kathleen M. King of Cambridge, Minnesota and began raising a family.
Don was most proud of his family, his service as a board member in the Shiloh Court Homeowners Association, his Fourth Degree membership in the Knights of Columbus, and was privileged to serve as Grand Knight for his local KC Council.
He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife; brother, Bruce; sons, Christopher and David; daughter-in-law, Mara; grandchildren, Michaela and Mark Dehning; and his step-grandchild, AJ Degidio.
Published on May 11, 2019
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Carol Potz
May 15, 2019
My sympathy to you Kathy and the boys. I was so sorry to read about Don' passing. Have fond memories of you all. Take care,
Gayla Satre
May 11, 2019