Donald "Don" Orlin York

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  • Name: Donald "Don" Orlin York
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: December 21, 1948
  • Date of Death: April 9, 2017 (68 years old)
  • Parents: Clarence and Margaret York
  • High School and Class: Bigfork High School, Bigfork, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: SP4 (Specialist 4)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Military Highlights:
    Donald served 18 months in Vietnam.

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    Vietnam Era

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  • Civilian Life:
    Don was united in marriage to Nancy L. York on May 1, 1971 at the Effie Presbyterian Church in Effie, Minnesota.

    He retired from Blandin Paper Company after thirty-seven years. He was a member of the Bigfork VFW in Bigfork, Minnesota.

    Don is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Clarence, Jr., and his sister-in-law, Priscilla.

    He is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughter Brenda (Ron) Cuff; son Jeffrey (Amber); four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers Thomas and Robert; sisters Marianne (Bob) Wihela and Joyce (Gerald) Gravdahl; and many other members of his extended family.

    Don died at Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Bigfork Cemetery at Bigfork, Minnesota.

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