Donald Selthun, 80

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 1, 2010

Donald O. Selthun, 80, of Owatonna, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at Mineral Springs Board and Lodge.
Don was born July 19, 1929, in Owatonna, the son of Richard and Ina (Thompson) Selthun. He was raised in Owatonna and graduated from Owatonna High School in 1948. He entered the United States Army and served four years. He returned to Owatonna and married Marjorie Diesman in Austin. He worked at Gandy’s in Owatonna and later entered the United States Navy serving for 20 years retiring from the Navy in 1974 as Petty Officer 2nd Class. During his service times he served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He also worked at Viracon. 
He is survived by three daughters: Deb Whelan of Owatonna; Diane Selthun of Albert Lea; Dawn (and Arturo) Lopez of Albert Lea; a brother, Dale Selthun of Medford; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, and two sisters.
Visitation will be at Michaelson Funeral Home on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Michaelson Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Military honors will be provided by the Steele County Military Funeral Unit.

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