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home : obituaries : obituaries August 1, 2014

4/1/2014 11:14:00 AM
Donald D. Pusc
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Donald D. Pusc, 82, of Annandale, formerly of Kimball, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at the Annandale Care Center.

Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, March 29, at St. Anne Catholic Church with Fr. Thomas Olson as the Celebrant. Burial followed at St. Anne Catholic Cemetery.

Don is survived by his wife of 60 years, ClarieAnn of Annandale; children, Russell (Michelle) of Lexington, LoriAnn Ernest of Coon Rapids, and Linda (Allan) Sjodin of Park Rapids; grandchildren, Katie Pusc, Matthew, Christopher, and Kelly Ernest; great-grandchildren, Steven and Mason; sister-in-law, Lorraine Pusc of New York Mills; uncle, Aubrey Roeser of Watkins; special family friends, Thomas, Karla, Isaiah, Samuel and Hannah Ehlinger of Kimball, as well as nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Leonard Pusc, Beatrice Scholen, Joyce Pusc; brothers-in-law, Norman Stelton and Bill Barber; niece, Zoeanne Stelton; and nephew, Tim Barber.

Donald D. Pusc was born Jan. 3, 1932, in St. Cloud, to Joseph and Ora (Beauchaine) Pusc. He attended school in Kimball. On Jan. 9, 1954, Don was united in marriage to Claire Ann Stelton at St. James Catholic Church in Big Falls. He honorably served our country during the Korean War as part of the United States Army. Don worked as a section hand for Soo Line Railroad for nine years before he began his 40 year career as an insurance agent for American Family Insurance in Kimball. He was also president of Acoma and Lynn Fire Co. for five years. Don was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church where he served on the finance committee. He was also a member of the Kimball American Legion Post 261 and an original member of the Kimball Golf Course. Don also managed the Kimball Express Baseball team. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, bowling, cards, traveling, especially the 20 years he and ClaireAnn spent wintering in Arizona. Don loved turtling in the spring on Carnelian Lake and camping with his family and friends. Above all, Don treasured the time he spent with his kids and grandkids.

Pallbearers: Matt, Chris, and Kelly Ernest, Katie Pusc, Kirk Hudson and Tom Ehlinger.

Music: Frosty Scheifelbein and St. Anne's Choir.





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