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Donald Ahsenmacher, 80
Died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017
Donald Ahsenmacher, 80, of Annandale died on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
A Mass of Christian burial was held Wednesday, Jan. 3, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Annandale with Fr. George Kallumkalkudy officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Pleasant View Cemetery in Annandale.
Donald is survived by his wife, Gladys; daughters, Leanne (Joe) Fernandez and Lynne (Steve) Robasse; son, David (Jacquie) Ahsenmacher; grandchildren, Scott (Annie) Robasse, Casey Smith, Lisa (Troy) Korsmo, Nicole (Steve) Neutz, Rachel Ahsenmacher (Rob Greseth), Bryan (Hope) Ahsenmacher, Brett Ahsenmacher (Mikki Berscheit), Jessica Fernandez (Nathan Evans), Brooke (Brian) Mueller and Bree Ahsenmacher; great-grandchildren, Aiden, Alex, Lilah, Tyler, Emma, Jasper, Turner, Aubrey, Carter, Madison and Alice.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Ruth; and son, Duane Ahsenmacher.
Donald was born in Des Moines, Iowa to Francis and Ruth (Chamberlain) Ahsenmacher. He was raised in Des Moines until the family moved to Annandale while he was in high school. Don graduated from Annandale High School with the Class of 1955 where he was a four sport athlete in football, basketball, baseball and track. He served his country with the United States Air Force; he was stationed for most of his service at Ramey Air Force Base in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Donald married Gladys Klemz on Nov. 16, 1957, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Annandale. He worked many jobs over the years including cutting glass in Red Wing and cutting meat at Holmquist Grocery Store in Buffalo. He also owned his own body repair shop, Annandale Auto Body, and did body repair at Country Chevrolet. Don loved to compete and participated in bowling, golf, softball, trap shooting leagues and poker. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and coaching little league baseball. He was a great caretaker of his family and loved the time he was able to spend with them, especially his grandchildren.
Casket bearers: Scott Robasse, Bryan Ahsenmacher, Brett Ahsenmacher, Troy Korsmo, Steve Neutz, Nathan Evans and Brian Mueller.
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