Donald Louis Fortin

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  • Name: Donald Louis Fortin
  • Location of Birth: Duluth, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: January 24, 1931
  • Date of Death: September 23, 2004 (73 years old)
  • Parents: Louis Fortin and Myrtle (Anderson) Fortin
  • High School and Class: attended school in Duluth, Minnesota
  • College: University of Minnesota - Duluth, Minnesota - degree in business
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  • Branch: Air Force
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  • Date Sworn In: October 11, 1951
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  • Date of Discharge: October 10, 1955
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  • Wars Involved:
    Korean Conflict

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  • Civilian Life:
    After his discharge from the military, Donald attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth in Duluth, Minnesota and earned a degree in business.

    He married Thelma Correll on August 24, 1961.

    Donald was a teacher in Michigan before returning to Minnesota in 1973. He was employed at Thistledew Youth Camp as a teacher/counselor.

    Donald loved music, reading, and going to the public library.

    He is survived by his wife, Thelma; a sister, Betty Grams; two nephews; and one great-nephew.

    Donald was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, James; and one nephew, Michael Grams.

    Donald died at his home and a private family memorial service was held. He was cremated.

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