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Donald Myers, 71

Donald Myers, 71, died February 15, 2009 at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria.

Donald was born April 7, 1937 in St. Paul to Raymond and Dorothy (Seewald) Myers. Don served his country in the U.S. Army from August of 1957 to September of 1959. After returning from serving his country he worked for the stockyards. Don was united in marriage to Gloria Rahn on January 6, 1962, at Concordia Lutheran Church in South St. Paul. The couple resided in rural St. Paul after their marriage. Don furthered his education, receiving a degree in welding. He worked out of Local 647 in Ramsey as a boilermaker. In 1969, the Myers had a son, Jim, and in 1970, the family moved to the Osakis area where they bought Smith Lake Resort. They ran the resort until 1975.

Don enjoyed hunting, fishing, scuba diving and biking. He also loved the time he was able to spend with his grandchildren, Dan, Jay, Jessika and Mat.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria; son, Jim of Alexandria; four grandchildren, Dan, Jay, Jessika and Mat of Franklin, TN; two sisters, Diane Pavlak of Eagan, Sandra and husband, Dennis Tuccitto of Inver Grove Heights; in-laws, Maynard and wife, Eldoris Ohm of Rosemont, Devon Jackson of White Bear Lake, the Rev. Robert and wife, Donna Rahn of Macomb, MI.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held Monday, February 23 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Alexandria with the Rev. Wade Meyer officiating.

Pallbearers were Jack Reed, George Fluey, Dennis Tuccitto, Jeff Reed, Jessie Zeeman and Danny Jackson. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Alexandria.

Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria;