Donald V. Kleinschmidt, Jr.
Mountain Iron - A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Donald V. Kleinschmidt, Jr., age 64, who passed away at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth on Tuesday after a heroic 17-month battle with cancer. Rev. Thomas Knoblach will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the services Saturday at the funeral home.
Donald was born September 5, 1956 in St. Cloud to Donald & Deloris (Dushaw) Kleinschmidt, Sr. He married Gail Reynolds on June 2, 1978 and together, they have lived on the Iron Range the last 43 years. Donald was Director of Public Works for over 30 years. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited, Turkey Federation, and NRA. Don was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting everything including bargains, fishing, traveling, and road trips on his Harley. He also enjoyed cooking, baking, and most importantly, spending time with his family and having happy hour with his friends at the Akeley Muni. Don was a kind-hearted, loving, hardworking man, who was a jack of all trades. He was very proud of his wife, children, and grandchildren and will be missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Gail of Mountain Iron; daughter and son, Melissa (Josh) Spiering of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Donald (Kelly) Kleinschmidt III of Duluth; grandchildren, Caden, Liliana, and Boone Spiering, Donald IV, William, and Evander Kleinschmidt; father, Donald Kleinschmidt, Sr. of Sauk Rapids; sisters and brothers, Vickye, Lora, John (Barb), Ron (Diane), Tom (Shirley) and Dave (Cindy); and numerous nieces and nephews that loved their Uncle Butch. Donald was preceded in death by his mother, Deloris; and his grandparents.
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Published by St. Cloud Times from Jun. 11 to Jun. 13, 2021.