Donald Kandels

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Donald P. Kandels, 76

Sauk Rapids

June 12, 1937 - July 31, 2013

Memorial Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Chapel in Sauk Rapids for Donald P. Kandels, age 76, who passed away Wednesday at his residence. Rev. Ronald Weyrens will officiate and burial will be at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services Tuesday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Chapel. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.

Donald was born June 12, 1937 in Holding Township (Stearns County) to Matthew & Ann (Thome) Kandels. He married Joan Flaherty and they later divorced. Don served his country in the U.S. Navy. He worked in sales and security, and in his retirement was a cab driver. Don attended Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Chapel. He enjoyed fishing, boating, watching sports, playing cribbage and poker at Whitney Senior Center, and most of all taking care of his grandchildren.

Survivors include his daughters, Lori Kandels of San Francisco, CA, Patti (Josh) Clymer of St. Cloud, and Kristi Kandels (Tim Sigler) of Sartell; grandchildren, Ashly and Karissa Mehr, Courtney, Tatum, and Talon Sigler, and Kayli Clymer; and sisters and brothers, Barbara Piehowski of Brooklyn Center, George Kandels of Foreston, Mary Lou Omann of Sauk Rapids, Theresa Houdyshell of Hopkins and Alois (Dorothy) Kandels of Elk River. Don was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Joseph; and sister, Agnes Kosel.

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Published in the St. Cloud Times on Aug. 4, 2013
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