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Donald Wesley Abrahamson

Male 1922 - 2008  (86 years)


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  • Name Donald Wesley Abrahamson 
    Born 06 Sep 1922  Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Sep 2008  Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Donald "Ole" Abrahamson, 86, of Cook passed away peacefully at the Cook Hospital on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008.

      He was born Sept. 6, 1922, the son of Adolph and Hazel (Hanson) Abrahamson. Don grew up in Twig and graduated from Duluth Central High School in 1940. While living in Duluth he worked for the Duluth Steel Plant and Nelson-Peterson Grain Co. Don was called to serve in the Army in 1943 during World War II, in Rhineland and Central Europe, earning the rank of staff sergeant, and was honorably discharged in 1946. He was united in marriage to Evelyn M. Johnson on July 6, 1946 in Duluth. The couple then moved to Orr where he worked for Roy Johnson at Johnson?s One Stop for a total of 23 years. Don served as mayor of Orr in the late 1950s, was a founding member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Orr and served on the church council in many capacities. In 1968 Donald and Evelyn purchased Lammi's Store, and renamed it Ole?s Food Market. He was active in scouting and in the formation of Troop 122 of Orr, of which he received the privileged Silver Beaver Award. He was a charter member of the Orr Lions Club, and was the recipient of the honored Melvin Jones Fellow Award, and belonged to the Orr American Legion Post 480. In 1997 Don and Evelyn moved to Cook, where he was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and served on its council, Cook Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1757, Cook Lions Club and did volunteer work at the Cook Nursing Home.

      Ole's family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at the Cook Hospital for their care, support and kindness during his final illness.

      Donald is survived by his wife of 62 years, Evelyn; a son, Kevin, of Cook; a grandson, Justin Abrahamson, of Gillette Wyo.; a sister, Phyllis Pearson, of Twig; numerous nieces and nephews; and special caregiver, Debbie Lenzen, of Cook.

      He was preceded in death by his parents; a stepmother, Lillian Abrahamson; two sons; Donald Abrahamson Jr. in 1968, and Larry at child birth; four brothers, Melvin, Harvey, Norman and Homer Abrahamson; and two sisters, Elna Brown and Iris Renaud.
    Person ID P2377225449  Conrad Shire Tree
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2015 

    Father Adolph Christian Abrahamson,   b. 17 Aug 1891, Skipperg, Tangen Parish, Drammen, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jul 1969, Saginaw, Saint Louis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Hazel Rosa Hanson,   b. 12 Sep 1894, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Feb 1930, Saint Louis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Family ID F60  Group Sheet

    Family Evelyn Marie Johnson,   b. 12 Apr 1921, Duluth, St Louis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 2011, Cook, St Louis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Children 
     1. Donald Wesley Jr Abrahamson,   b. 06 Jul 1947, Saint Louis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1968, Saint Louis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     2. Larry Abrahamson,   b. 1952, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1952, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Living
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F879  Group Sheet