Donald KleingarnDonald Kleingarn, 85, Wahpeton, ND, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at St. Catherine's Living Center, Wahpeton. The Funeral Service will be Saturday, 3 PM, at Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton. There will be visitation one hour before service at the funeral home on Saturday. Interment will be at a later date. Vertin-Munson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Military Honors will be conducted by Wahpeton Military Honors and ND Military Funeral Honors.
Don was born on March 7, 1927 to Hans and Frieda (Wohler) Kleingarn in Cayuga, ND. He graduated from Milnor High School in Milnor, ND. He served in the Army for one year between World War II and the Korean War, after which he attended telegraph school in Minneapolis. Upon graduating, he began working at the Great Northern Railroad and finished his career at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad in 1987.