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Donald Kenneth Follett

Donald Kenneth Follett, 74, of Cloquet, Minn., passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Minn. He was born June 10, 1934, in McGregor, Minn., the son of Elbridge Gary and Pearl (Leseman) Follett. Don was a proud v...

Donald Kenneth Follett, 74, of Cloquet, Minn., passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Minn. He was born June 10, 1934, in McGregor, Minn., the son of Elbridge Gary and Pearl (Leseman) Follett. Don was a proud veteran having served in the United States Army. He was a welder by trade through Chicago Welding. He was employed by Conwed and USG for 43 years. Don enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling in his fifth wheel, and playing many card games with his winter Texan friends. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Don was preceded in death by his wife, Suzanne; son John David; grandsons Nicholas, John and Leo; brothers, Robert, Elmer and James; and sisters, Beverly and Elsie May.

He is survived by his loving wife, Catherine; children, Lisa (David), Daniel (Denise) and Leslie (Elric); stepchildren, Bug, Bayhim, Jean (Jose) and Jason (Jessica); sister, Helen (William) McCullough; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, at Nelson Funeral Care, 1004 Cloquet Ave., Cloquet, with a wake service a 7 p.m. Visitation will resume Tuesday, Dec. 16, from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral mass at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Cloquet. Interment services will be at New Holy Family Cemetery will full military honors presented by the Cloquet Combined Honor Guard.

The family has selected Nelson Funeral Care, Cloquet, 218-879-3225, to assist them with arrangements.

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December 18, 2008 ~ Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn.

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