ST. LOUIS PARK -- Donald Jasorka, 80, Minneapolis, formerly of Randall, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at Westwood Health Care in St. Louis Park.
He was born April 19, 1921, in Randall to John and Martha (Packert) Jasorka. He moved with his family to St. Paul, where he attended school. After school he went into the Civilian Conservation Corps camps from 1938-1939 in Black Duck. He joined the Army June 6, 1940, and was honorably discharged Sept. 1, 1945. During his enlistment he was stationed at the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. He also served in Italy in the Mediterranean Field. He was a member of the North Central Chapter of 10th Mountain Division Association Ski Troop. He married Joyce Oothoudt June 7, 1949, at the Randall Presbyterian Church. They moved to Minneapolis where he worked for Northwestern Bell for 37 years as a PBX installer. He was a member of the Randall VFW, the World Chamberlain American Legion No. 99 in Minneapolis. He received the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star and the Good Conduct Medal during his military enlistment.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Connie Swanson, Lakeville; a son, Kenneth Jasorka, Minneapolis; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A sister, Bernice Jasorka, and a son, Donald Jasorka, died earlier.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls with the Rev. Suzanne Cekalla officiating. Burial will be in Parker Township Cemetery in Randall.
Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday and from 8-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials are preferred to Twin City Hospice.
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