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Published February 15, 2013, 12:00 AM

Donald Kleingarn

Donald 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.

Donald Kleingarn

Donald 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.

Don loved a good joke, enjoyed singing, was quick to smile and laugh, and was beloved by his family and friends. He will be greatly missed.

Don is survived by sons David Kleingarn (Lisa) and Duane Kleingarn (Sallie), stepdaughter Joanne Funfar and stepsons Lee Haring (Glenda), Charles Haring (Madelyn), and Greg Haring (Merlyn), grandchildren Tom (Julia), Mary, John, Benny, Alexa, Kara and Duane Jr., as well as many step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

Don was preceded in death by his parents Hans and Frieda Kleingarn, his wife, Marion Kleingarn, brothers Russell and Ivan Kleingarn, sister Mildred Owens, and stepdaughter Marlys Kadoun .

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the American Legion or the VFW.

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