Karja, Donald William Born June 5, 1925, passed away February 22, 2013. Proud Veteran serving in the 3rd Division, Marines in WWII as a scout and sniper. Served in Guam, Iwo Jima, Marianas Islands and Volcano Islands. Preceded in death by wife, Gloria; parents; and brothers. Survived by children, Vonnie (Tom), Don, Brad (Shelley); grandchildren, Troy (Christy), Toby (Pam), Jamie (Rick), Chad, Tiffany, Maggie, Jared, Jeremy (Katherine), Jason (Kate), Hope (Brian), Adam, Ashley (Nathan), Jamie, Jessica; great-grandchildren, Ethan, Julia, Caden, Megan, Westin, Mason, Landon, Gavin, baby girl in April, William, Jimi; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A special thank you to Judy Berry and the wonderful staff at Lakeview Ranch of Darwin for his great care. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Dementia Care Foundation 69531 213th St., Darwin, MN 55324. Visitation Monday, February 25, 5 PM - 8 PM. Celebration of life Tuesday, February 26, 11 AM with visitation one hour prior all at: www.Washburn-McReavy.com Crystal Lake Chapel 612-521-3677 Penn & Dowling Aves N. Semper Fi
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