Zakeer, Donald Shaker, Sr. Was born 25 July, 1921 in Kewanee, Illinois to Smi & Carl Zakeer. Raised in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Don later served in the Army's Armored Division in WWII for 4 years, returning home to join the family business. Salesman extraordinaire, he & his family relocated to MN, where he helped open the very first Target store. He then moved on to a variety of successful sales ventures. A dedicated Vikings fan, he looked forward to a Super Bowl win while smoking his favorite pipe. Survived by wife of 37 years, Susan; son and daughter-in-law, Zeke & Marcy; daughter and son-in-law, Judy & Jim Dumas; grandchildren, Amie, Ross, Justin, Chad, Cody and wife, Mandy; brother and sister-in-law, Bob & Marie; nephew, Tom; "Special Grands", Joe & Sarah McAllister; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mark & Nancy Gilderhus; nieces, Kiki & Lili and rescued dog, Rosco. Just a month shy of his 92nd birthday, Don passed away at home with his loving family present 29 June, 2013. Blessed be his memory. Special thanks to Fairview Hospice and Community Wellness who truly cared for us. Funeral Friday, July 5 at 10:45 AM with visitation at 9:30 AM at Gearty- Delmore Robbinsdale Chapel, 39th and W. Broadway. Interment Fort Snelling. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Gearty-Delmore 763-537-4511
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Published in Star Tribune from June 30 to July 2, 2013