Donald  Meyer
Donald (Don) K. Meyer was born on April 10, 1930 to F.W. and Elsie (Beasley) Meyer on a farm southwest of Okabena in Alba Township, Jackson County, Minnesota. He lived on the farm until the family moved to Kinbrae. A few years later the family settled in Wilder. Don graduated from Windom High School in 1947. After high school, he started working for Thompson Lands/Fairland Management as a bookkeeper. He retired 52 years later as President. He was quietly proud to serve our country in the Korean War from April 1951 until January 1953.

On September 21, 1957, he was united in marriage to Darlene Becker at the Windom Methodist Church. They became parents of three children, James, Robert & Joanne. Don served in several roles over the years with the church and with the Wilder city council. The family enjoyed many camping trips throughout the US.

Don & Darlene enjoyed traveling to Scottsdale, AZ every winter and considered it a second home. They made many lifelong friends during their time in Scottsdale. They also enjoyed traveling to Europe to celebrate Don's retirement.

Don & Darlene moved to Mankato in 2011. Don served on the board of the senior housing cooperative where they lived and managed the finances for the cooperative. He passed away in Mankato, Minnesota on Friday morning, January 24, 2020.

He is survived by his children, James (Karen) of Robbinsdale, MN, Robert (Karen) of Mankato, MN and Joanne of Eden Prairie, MN. Grandchildren, Kristin (Drew) Moorhouse, Aaron (Hannah) Meyer, Sarah Meyer and Sam Meyer. Great granddaughter, Evelyn Moorhouse. His cardiologist, Dr. Houlihan, was important to Don and became a good friend over the years.

Don is preceded in death by his wife, Darlene, his parents, sister Marion Klaasen and brother Warren (Bud) Meyers.

Don will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, trusted leader and treasured friend.

Memorials to American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, Alzheimer Association or donor's choice.

A Celebration of Life Service for Donald "Don" Meyer, age 89 of Mankato, formerly of Windom will be at 10:30 AM on Saturday, February 1st at the First United Methodist Church in Windom. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Windom.

Visitation will be on Friday, January 31st, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the LaCanne Family Funeral Home in Windom and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

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Published on January 30, 2020


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