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Donald J. HUGHES

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"Papa" Age 88 Born November 28, 1924 in Duluth, MN and went to be with our Lord on November 17, 2013. Survived by loving wife of 65 years, Shirley Rose; 7 daughters and their spouses, Kathy (Tom) Austin, Nancy Boyles, Mary Jo (Gary) Rasmussen, Judy (Scott) Johnson, Chris (Alan) Borman, Patty (Jim) Ford and Ann (Rus) Pantila; 18 grandchildren and 20 great-grand-children. Also survived by brother, Gene Hughes; sister, Barbara Focht; and many nieces & nephews. Donald entered the Army in WWII at 17 and earned a Purple Heart. He worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad, for 30 years until retirement in 1983. Mass to celebrate Donald's life will be held at 10:30AM, Thursday, November 21st at St. Joseph's Catholic Church (1154 Seminole Avenue) in West St. Paul with a Gathering 1 hour prior to Mass. Burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery immediately following the service. The family would like to thank Dr. Munir Abid for his constant care. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the University of Minnesota Children's Heart Hospital. Family filled Papa's heart and he was the heart of his family! 651-457-6200


Published in Pioneer Press on Nov. 19, 2013
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