Donald Mackintosh(1931 - 2013)

Donald Peter Mackintosh

Sioux Falls, SD - On Friday, July 5, 2013, the lights were turned out on Donald Peter Mackintosh, the son of Donald Charles and Ethel Marie Mackintosh.

A memorial graveside service will be held 11:00 am Monday, July 8, 2013 Trinity Cemetery in Volga, SD with full military rites.

Donald was born on July 22, 1931 in the home of his maternal grandfather, P.J. Kleinjan in Gregory, SD. He attended First through Sixth Grade in Arnold's Park, IA. The family then moved to Brookings, SD, where he graduated from high school in 1949. Over the summer, Don worked on the Pickstown Dam. That same Fall, Donald enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in Japan, the Korean War, and finished as an instructor at Camp Carson, CO.

Donald attended South Dakota State College for two years before transferring to the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1956. He was ROTC commissioned as a Lieutenant and was later promoted to First Lieutenant. Donald was honorably discharged in 1964.

On December 17, 1959, Donald was united in marriage with Barbara Ann Melton. They had three children, Donald Charles, Elizabeth Ann, and Blake Melton Mackintosh.

After graduation, he worked for Reynold's Aluminum in Chicago, after which he returned to South Dakota to Law School at USD. After one year, he transferred to the University of Chicago Law School Nites (then called Kent College of Law) and worked for Shell Oil Company. During his senior year at the University, Donald received an offer to work for Management Consulting Company. He moved to California and worked for them for eight years as a field consultant. Donald then formed an independent consulting company, BREVET INT. In 1972, the firm transferred to Sioux Falls. In 1973, Donald formed BREVET PRESS, INC. He retired in 2002.

Donald was a member of American Legion, DAV, VFW, South Dakota State Historical Society, Minnehaha Historical Society, Clan Mackintosh, Masonic Blue Lodge #144, El Riad Shrine, and Westerners.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Barb; sons, Donald Charles and wife, Ana, Blake Melton Mackintosh; daughter-in-law, Nancy Mackintosh; grandchildren, Rio Ann Mackintosh, Donald Stewart Mackintosh; sister, Ruth (Gordon) Rose; brother, Hartley Bruce (Jane) Mackintosh; his beloved friend, der Kaiser; and many relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his daughter, Elizabeth Ann.


Published in The Argus Leader on July 6, 2013