The Free Press, Mankato, MN


October 28, 2012

Donald E. Born

—   Donald E. Born, age 90 of Waseca died on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Lake Shore Inn in Waseca.

  Born on May 28, 1922 in Good Thunder, Minnesota he was the son of Albert and Hazel (Chandler) Born. He attended school in Owatonna. Donald served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.  Following his discharge he married Dorothy Wynnemer in Minneapolis in 1945.  Don worked with his father in the family business, Born Well Drilling in Meriden.  In 1950 they moved the business to Waseca where he continued to work until his retirement in 2010. He was a member and past president of the MN Waterwell Association. He was also a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Waseca where he served as trustee, and the VFW and American Legion in Waseca. Don enjoyed collecting bells and was a member of the MN Chapter of the American Bell Association where he had served as president.

  He is survived by daughters, Suzanne Born (Carol Cummins) of Golden Valley and Barbara Born of Edina; sons, Dennis (Pam) Born of Waseca and Thomas (Donna) Born of Rochester; granddaughters, Carolyn Born of Indianapolis, IN and Elizabeth (Karl) Anderson of Bloomington, MN.  He is also survived by three sisters, Iris Vangsness of Rockford, IL, Violet Wencl of Owatonna, and Lillie Oeltjenbruns of Litchfield; brother-in-law, Donald (Margaret) Wynnemer of Waseca; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife-Dorothy in 2003, sisters-Fern and Lavona, and brother-Stanley.

  Visitation will be held at Kinder-Dennis Home for Funerals in Waseca on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 from 4-8 PM and continue on Wednesday, one hour before services at the church.

  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 11:00 AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Waseca. Burial will follow at Woodville Cemetery in Waseca.

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