Donald P. “Don” King

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Tuesday, December 12, 1939
Date of Death:
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Age:
79 years old

Visitation

Date: Saturday November 23, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Funeral Service

Date: Saturday November 23, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Calvary Cemetery [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Tuesday, December 12, 1939
Date of Death:
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Age:
79 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Tuesday, December 12, 1939
Date of Death:
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Age:
79 years old

Donald P. “Don” King

After finally making his way back to Rochester, Donald Paul King reunited with “his Bernie” in heaven after passing at Rochester West nursing home after a long struggle with kidney failure. Donald was 79.

Don was born to Peter and Anna King on December 12, 1939 in Ostrander, MN. Don was the third of four children. He grew up on the family farm. After graduating from Leroy Ostrander High School in 1957, Don joined the United States Army, where he served as Military Police. After returning home, Don attended Austin Vo-Tech.

He met Bernice Rauen from Stacyville, Iowa and they married in 1964. They made their home in Rochester as Don was working at IBM. In 1965 they celebrated their first child Daniel and in 1969 with their daughter Brenda.

Don retired from IBM after 30 years as a devoted employee, where he had helped patent many ideas during his years there. Don always enjoyed fishing and boating. He also loved pheasant hunting. Don enjoyed some of his last conversations with his two brothers reminiscing about their earlier years pheasant hunting.

Don is survived by his two brothers Richard (Ruth) of Walker, MN, Dennis (Jeanie) of Ostrander, MN; sister, Patricia (Ronald) Dodds of Mesa, AZ; son Daniel (Tammy) of Rochester, MN; daughter, Brenda (Chad) Birch of Racine, MN; sister-in-laws, Dorothy Mullenbach, Marilyn (Larry) Motzer. Ruth Jones; brother-in-law, Gene (Marcia) Rauen; four grandchildren Tristin, Allison, Bradley, and Madeline as well as many nieces and nephews. Don was preceded in death by his parents Peter and Anna; wife of 37 years, Bernice King; brother-in-laws Nathan Mullenbach and Leonard Allen.

The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 23, 2019 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home with Rev. Thomas Loomis officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Rochester.

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