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Donald Hentges

March 16, 1928 — February 12, 2015

Donald W. Hentges , 86 went to be with the Lord February 12, 2015 at Douglas County Hospital, Alexandria, MN after suffering a stroke during recovery from surgery.

Donald William Hentges was born March 16, 1928 in Fargo, North Dakota, to William N. Hentges and Madge (Beach) Hentges. He graduated from Osakis High School in 1946 and enlisted in the United States Army and served in the 89th Military Police Company until honorably discharged in March of 1948 after which he joined the U.S. Army Reserve.

Don married Elaine Evelyn Byland of Osakis in January 1949 and Graduated from Minnesota School of Business. In October 1950 he returned to active duty and served in Korea during the Korean War until May of 1952 when he was honorably discharged with the rank of Sargent. Upon his return home, he worked for Wayne Pump Company until 1966 when he started Hentges Enterprises Inc as a manufacturer's representative agency until his retirement in 1992.
Don and Elaine lived in the Minnetonka area for 54 years where they raised their four children. In 2003 they moved back to Osakis and built a new home on the north end of Lake Osakis.
Don enjoyed traveling across the country and worldwide. He was an active member of the Family Motorcoach Association, Monaco North Central Club and the VFW.
He will be dearly missed by his three daughters, Barbara Tauber (John), Sandra Ritter (Tex), Debora Trojanowski (John), one son William Hentges (Denise), twelve grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Proceeding him in death were his wife Elaine of 56 years who passed away in 2005, parents William and Madge and a brother Kenneth B. Hentges.
Pallbearers were grandsons: Michael Tauber, Jeff Ritter, Chris Tauber, John Trojanowski, Jr., Andrew Tauber and Paul Tauber.
Granddaughters: Sherrie Roerick, Michelle Rinke, Julie Casper, Tracy Badger, Sara Trojanowski, Catherine Hentges, and great grandchildren Jessica Tauber, Braedon Roerick, Kaitlin, Anna, Ellissa, and Claire Rinke, Cole and Drew Tauber, Emelia Tauber, Michael, Madison and Leo Casper, Brandon and Logan Ritter, Austin Badger, Peyton, Mason and Camden Trojanowski.

Interment is at St Margaret's Cemetery in Minnetonka, MN on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 3:30 pm.

  • Visitation

    February 16, 2015
    4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Roy-Hetland Funeral Home

    Osakis, MN

  • Prayer Service

    February 16, 2015
    6:30 PM

    Roy-Hetland Funeral Home

    Osakis, MN

  • Gathering

    February 17, 2015
    10:00 AM

    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

    316 3rd Av W
    Osakis

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    February 17, 2015
    11:00 AM

    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

    316 3rd Av W
    Osakis, MN

  • Rite of Christian Burial

    February 17, 2015
    3:30 PM

    St. Margaret's Cemetery

    Minnetonka, MN

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