Donald Fuhrman, 76Donald Henry Fuhrman, 76, Miltona, died Friday, July 6, 2012 at Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis.
Donald Henry Fuhrman, 76, Miltona, died Friday, July 6, 2012 at Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis.
Donald was born December 1, 1935 in Miltona Township, Douglas County, to Henry and Rebecca (Bennett) Fuhrman. He grew up farming and working for area farmers.
At the age of 18, he served his country in the U.S. Navy. After his honorable discharge, he returned to Minnesota and moved to Minneapolis where he worked at Swift and Company, a meat packing plant.
On June 29, 1957, Don was united in marriage to Anna Irene Nissila at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Moe Township, Douglas County. When they had saved enough money, they purchased the farm that Don had worked at as a 12 year old. He had always wanted to own it and was able to make that dream come true. They dairy-farmed and also raised pigs and chickens, in addition to crop farming.
Don was a member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church and was active in many of the church functions. He also belonged to the Miltona VFW Post #7826. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards, especially when he was winning against his grandkids or in-laws. Don enjoyed being with family and was very proud of his five sons.
Don is survived by his five sons, Steve (Lori Ellsworth) Fuhrman of Coon Rapids, Bruce (Becky) Fuhrman of Staples, Mark (Bonnie) Fuhrman of Elk River, Darrin Fuhrman of Chaska, Scott (Melonie) Fuhrman of Blaine; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; great-granddaughter; brother, Roger Fuhrman of Parkers Prairie; and three sisters, Cora Bast of Miltona, Stella Grechen of Anchorage, Alaska and Floretta Stegmeir of Ada, Michigan; along with many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Anna, in 2005; brother, Leonard Fuhrman; and sister, Myrtle Boever.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 10 at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Miltona with the Rev. William Stockman officiating. Music was provided by organist, Deb Joachim and a duet performed by his grandson and wife, Ezekial and Mandy Fuhrman. Interment was at the church cemetery with military honors provided by the Miltona VFW Post #7826.
Active pallbearers were his five sons. Honorary pallbearers were Elphege Webskowski, Albert Zwieg, Don Knack, Joann Bast, Don Kalpin and Steve Sukrow.
Arrangements are with Lind Family Funeral and Cremation Service; www.lindfamilyfh.com.
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