Donald Eugene Childs

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  • Name: Donald Eugene Childs
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: September 12, 1929
  • Date of Death: February 13, 2008 (78 years old)
  • Parents: Ray and Marian Childs
  • High School and Class: 1945 - Agricultural School in Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • College: North Central Refrigeration School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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    On October 13, 1956, Donald married Sally Ann Walsh in St. Paul, Minnesota.

    Donald owned and operated Vendors Refrigeration Service for several years and was employed with Sears as a refrigeration technician until retiring in August, 1991.

    He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    Donald loved the outdoors; especially hunting, fishing, canoeing and walking, and he had a wonderful sense of humor.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sally; two sisters, Myrna and Doris; three brothers, Robert, Ray, Jr., and Charles; a nephew, Steven Childs; a daughter-in-law, Julie Childs; a brother-in-law, Irv Hansen and a sister-in-law, Mary Hansen.

    Donald is survived by his sons, Tom (Kitty), John (Mickey), Joe; his sisters, Virginia Longballa, Joyce (Leonard) Deering, and Carol (Butch) Messer; his brothers, Loren, David (Judy); his sisters-in-law, Ann, Marge; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews.

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot C-A-15-0-4)

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