Donald Eugene Grant was born on July 26, 1929, in Winfred, South Dakota to William and Margaret Grant. He attended high school in Madison, South Dakota and furthered his education at General Beadle College (Dakota State), Colorado State University in Greeley where he earned his Master’s Degree, and pursued his PhD at the Ohio State University. Don taught math at Big Stone, Yankton, and Cloquet High School, retiring in 1987 after a nearly 30-year career. He was united in marriage to Mary Margaret Barg on October 22, 1960, in White, South Dakota. Don also served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was based in Germany. Don passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2022, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota.
Don was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Cloquet. He was active in the Knights of Columbus as a Third and Fourth Degree Knight and served at the state level. He loved camping, especially with the Knights of Columbus International Camporee. In his spare time, he liked golfing, playing cards and playing marbles. Don also enjoyed traveling and spent more than 25 winters in Arizona.
Don is survived by his wife, Midge; children, Cathy, Michael (Marilee), Mary Beth, and Erin (David) Carlson; and grandsons, Aaron, John, Noah, and David Grant, and Grant and William Carlson. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Evening visitation will be Thursday, August 4, 2022, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, August 5, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Cloquet with visitation one hour prior. Interment will be at New Calvary Cemetery in Cloquet with Military Honors presented by the Cloquet Honor Guard. A luncheon will follow at the church social hall. Online condolences may be left at www.nelsonfuneralcare.net In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Cloquet Educational Foundation.