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Donald J. Figge
Donald J. Figge, 81, of Maple Lake, formerly of Annandale, died Sunday, March 24, 2013, in Hutchinson with his family at his side.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Annandale with Rev. Dave Nelson officiating. Burial will be 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Annandale. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the service, Tuesday, both at the church. Memorials are preferred.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley; children and their partners Margie and Larry Fieldseth of Annandale, Roberta and Fred Rupp of Sartell, Daniel and Diane Figge of Missoula, Mont., Cathy and Doug Beckman of Annandale, Patrice Rothrock and Ken Hare of Bernville, Pa., Susan Figge and Jeff Schultz of Fergus Falls, Julie and Tom Kiernan of Buffalo, Trisha and Scott Rollag of Monticello and Scott and Michelle Nilson of South Haven; son-in-law John Belan; daughter-in-law Heidi Figge; brother and his spouse Kenneth and Judy Figge of Buffalo; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Sally Nyholm, John Raiche, Stanley Jr. and Frances Vajdic, Patricia and Mason Fleming and Margie Mullins; 22 grandchildren, Sheloa, Brian, Pat, Sean, Janelle, Allison, Rachel, Bridget, Heather, Erik, Tiffany, Joshua, Cody, Samantha, Kelly, Allison, Matthew, Ben, Kelsey, Tanner, Laura and Tylor; great-grandchildren Gavin, Griffin, Bailey, Aidan, Maryn, Cameron, Carter, Hunter, Lenora, Luke, Allie and Adam.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Judy Figge; parents Daniel and Marjorie Figge; son David Figge; daughter Susan Nilson Belan; grandson Brandon Beckman; brother George Ronald Figge; sister Marlene Raiche; parents-in-law Stan and Effie Vajdic and Carl A. and Florence Nyholm; and brother-in-law Carl R. Nyholm.
Donald James Figge was born Aug. 22, 1931, in St. Cloud to Daniel and Marjorie (Elsenpeter) Figge. He was a graduate of Annandale High School and he lived in the Annandale area his entire life. Don served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On Nov. 20, 1954, Don married Judy Vajdic in Kansas City, Mo.; she preceded him in death on March 24, 1982. Don was then united in marriage to Shirley Nyholm Nilson on Sept. 20, 1985, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Annandale. Don worked at Figge Chevrolet and owned and operated Don's Used Cars; as well as working many other car sales jobs over the years. He also worked with his wife Shirley as a distributor for Herbalife International for over 20 years. He was a former member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Maple Lake, a current member at St. John's Lutheran Church in Annandale, and was a lifetime member of the Palmer Lake VFW in Brooklyn Center. He also formerly served as the Fourth of July Parade Chairman in Annandale, was a member of Annandale City Council and was a former Mayor of the City of Annandale.
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