DONALD D. TRAHAN
Donald D. Trahan, age 81 of Faribault, died on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at District One Hospital, Faribault.
Funeral services will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.
Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home for one hour prior to the service.
Donald Duane, the son of Phillip and Iva (Myers) Trahan, was born May 5, 1930 in Marshall, MN. He served in the U.S. Army. He married Wanda Huston in 1954 and they divorced. He later married Hilda Dietrich on January 1, 1966 and they divorced. He then married Irene (Scholljegerdes) Walker on June 2, 1978 in Faribault, and she preceded him in death on September 6, 2009.
He was formerly employed as a school bus driver for Faribault Transportation, custodian at Faribault Public Schools, a truck driver for DeGroot Oil of Faribault and also worked in the Taconite Mines. Don enjoyed fishing and dancing.
He is survived by 12 children: Carole Monson Trahan and Cindy Allen Trahan both of Owatonna, Michael Monson Trahan of Shakopee, Chuleen (and Donn) Blake of Woodbury, Kathy (and Robert) Crandall of Dodge Center, Kenneth (and Kari) Trahan of West Concord, Teresa Roland of Kasson, Christine (and Justin) Sjol of West Concord, Trayce (and David) Karow of Owatonna, Gary (and Sandy) Walker of Faribault, Julie Foster of Eden Prairie and Kathy (and Dennis) Hensel of Faribault; 26 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren, and one sister-in-law, Rosie Trahan of Brainerd.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Irene; sister, Wanda Ahrend; brother, Gaynard Trahan, and a grandson, Ryan.
Name: Becky Scheffert
Date: Monday January 09, 2012
To the family of Donald Trahan: We would like to send my ondolences to all of you, and truly apologize that Chelsea and I did not make it to the funeral for Don, as we did not find out until after everything was over. Chelsea and I just want all of you to know that Don was and always will be a very special friend and neighbor to us. The fifteen years that we spent sharing driveways, and stories with him will truly be missed, and we know that he will always be watching over us, as he did the whole time that we were neighbors. Everyday that Chelsea go on the school bus him and Irene always made sure that she got on there safely, and even called to check with me a couple of times, to make sure that if she wasn't outside waiting for the bus, that she had other ways of getting to school. We cannot express how deeply he will be missed. Sincerely, Becky and Chelsea Scheffert 19275 Roberds Lake Blvd. Faribault, MN 55021 507-323-4120