Donald D. Oimoen, 87, of Zumbrota, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at his home in Zumbrota.
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A memorial service will be held Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the United Redeemer Lutheran Church in Zumbrota, with Pastor Susan Vikstrom officiating. Burial will be in Zumbrota Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Donald David Oimoen was born Aug. 9, 1927, in Mount Horeb, Wis., to Oscar and Lillian (nee Spaanem) Oimoen. He grew up in rural Mount Horeb, attended country school and graduated from Mount Horeb High School in 1945. On Aug. 20, 1945, he entered the U.S. Navy. He served during World War II and was honorably discharged on Aug. 10, 1946. After his honorable discharge, he attended the University of Wisconsin. In 1950 he graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in dairy science. On June 23, 1951, he married Joyce Anderson at Mount Horeb Lutheran Church. They lived in Rochester, Ind., Sullivan, Ill., and Mitchell, S.D., before settling in Zumbrota in 1969. Don worked as a supervisor at Mid-America Dairy until his retirement on Aug. 31, 1992.
Don was a member of United Redeemer Lutheran Church and Stary-Yerka VFW Post #5727. Don loved to read, tinker in the yard and garden, feeding and watching the birds, traveling to see family, especially his grandchildren and was a Minnesota Twins and Vikings fan. Don was known for being a cheese connoisseur.
Donald is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joyce; sons, Steve (LeeAnne) Oimoen of Libertyville, Ill., and Bruce (Elaine) Oimoen of Clear Lake, Iowa; daughter, Patricia (Todd) Kalass of Kingwood, Texas; grandsons, Michael Oimoen, Erik Kalass and Joe Ehrecke; granddaughters, Julianne Oimoen, Angela Oimoen, Haley Kalass and Robin Esclusa; great-grandson, Victor Esclusa; and sister, Verda McFarlane of Prairie Du Fac, Wis.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Arthur Oimoen and sisters, Ruby Oimoen and Eleanore Oimoen.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to United Redeemer Lutheran Church or Red Wing Hospice.
Arrangements are with the Mahn Family Funeral Home - Larson Chapel in Zumbrota. mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com
Mahn Family Funeral Homes Inc/Larson Chapel
1475 Jefferson Dr Zumbrota, MN 55992
Published in The Post-Bulletin on Aug. 11, 2014