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Donald Dohrn obituary

Donald E. Dohrn, 92, of Plainview, died Monday, June 3, 2024, at Family Roots Elder Care in Plainview.
Donald was born February 11, 1932, in Chester Township, Wabasha County to Emil and Anna (Dankers) Dohrn. He attended country school.
On May 3, 1953, he married Marian Prigge at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lake City. Donald was then inducted into the U.S. Army and they lived briefly in Fort Campbell, Ky. In 1955, after Donald’s discharge from the service, they lived for four years in West Albany Township. They then farmed for 17 years in Glasgow Township. In 1976, they moved north of Plainview and farmed until moving into Plainview in 1982 and retiring from farming.
Donald worked for Tom Zabel driving truck. He then worked at the Lewiston Sales Barn and then drove a school bus for the Plainview school district. He enjoyed traveling, mornings at the coffee shop, playing cards, woodworking, watching game shows and tinkering on the farm.
Donald is survived by six children, Donnie (Monica) of Zumbrota, Kenny (Vicky) of Lake City, Jerry of Mazeppa, Janet Koball of Rochester, Randy of Plainview and Rick of Elgin; 24 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; one brother, Vernon of Lake City; two sisters, Esther Prigge of Lake City and Jane Thompson of Scottsdale, Ariz.; one sister-in-law, Bonnie Dohrn of Lake City and one brother-in-law, Connie Lechelt.
He was preceded in death by his wife Marian, two brothers, Rollie and Richard; four sisters, Lorraine Ebling, Luella Eggenberger, Marvel and Laverna Dohrn; and son-in-law Rich Koball.
Funeral service is Saturday, June 8, at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Plainview with the Rev. Phil Augustine officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Plainview with military graveside rites conducted by the Plainview American Legion color guard. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in Plainview and one hour prior to the service at the church Saturday.
A special thank you to the staff at Family Roots Elder Care and to Seasons Hospice.
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in Plainview is assisting with the arrangements.

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