Donald Wayne Schouw Sr., age 69, of Brainerd, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. A memorial gathering will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 19 from 4-6 p.m. at the Brenny Funeral Home in Baxter. There will be military honors at 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at the Minnesota Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls.
Donald Schouw Sr.
Donald was born on Dec. 21, 1939, in Aurora, Ill., to Alfred and Esther (Johnson) Schouw. He played football for and graduated from the Lakewood High School. He then entered the Navy in 1959, where he served his country for four years. Following his active duty he also served several years in the Marine Reserves. In 1962 Don married Janice Gray and they had two children. He worked as a printer for many years. In 1994 Don retired and moved to Brainerd from California. Don was a member of the Moose Lodge. He enjoyed singing; Elvis was his favorite, working on cars, cooking and bartending, but he especially enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter, Brionni.
Donald is survived by his children, Laura (Ron) Armstrong and D.J. Schouw; granddaughter, Brionni; stepdaughter, Elaine; brothers, Roger, Kim and Duane; sister, Sandy McDaniel; and special friend, Jan. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Brenny Funeral Home in Baxter.
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