Donald L. 'Danbury Don' Breingan Donald L. 'Danbury Don' Breingan

Breingan, Donald L. "Danbury Don" age 84, of Danbury, WI, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017, surrounded by his family. Don was born in Minneapo lis, MN on November 18, 1932 to parents, Clara (Gullickson) and William Breingan. He attended public schools in Minneapolis and was a 1950 graduate of Central High School. Don was inducted into the United States Army on January 6, 1953 and served two years during the Korean War. He served primarily with Battery B, 20th AAA Gun Battalion and was honorably discharged on January 5, 1955. Don was united in marriage to Lorene Rose Schlink in Minneapolis on September 10, 1955. Don was employed by the Minneapolis Star Tribune for 44 years, from 1950 until his retirement in 1994. They lived in St. Louis Park, Andover, New Hope, Webster and finally in Danbury, WI. Don was a sports fan all his life. He played softball, touch football and broomball until middle age. He also loved fishing, hunting and snowmobiling. Don became a "Winter Texan" in 2001 and enjoyed the Rio Grande Valley. He was an active member of the American Legion, Otis-Taylor post 96, in Webster. He served as an officer and as Treasurer. He was part of the Honor Guard, marching in many parades over the years. He assisted with placing flags on veterans' graves and helped with pancake breakfasts and other fund raising events. Don is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Lorene; his children: Chris (Dave) Angell of Faribault MN, Jodie (Mike) Timm of Canton SD, Steve Breingan (Tari Cochran-friend) of Danbury WI, Chuck (Diane) Breingan of Bloomington MN, and Cathy Moore of Akeley MN; grandchildren: Seth (Kim) Angell, Jessica (Garry) Allen, Christopher Timm, James Breingan, Shana Breingan, Sara Moore (Eric), Heather Moore (Josh), and Erin Moore; 8 great-grandchildren; Tyler, Rachel, Jocelynn, Kyle, Jillian, Cameron, Karissa and Alexis; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Preceding Don in death are his parents: William and Clara Breingan; siblings: Berdine (Allen) Lilja, Jean (William) Manion, and James (Marjorie) Breingan. The Memorial Service for Danbury Don will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 10:00 am (visitation 9:00 to 10:00 am) at Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home in Webster, WI, with Pastor Steve Ward officiating. Full military honors will be rendered at the conclusion of the service at the funeral home. Reception and lunch to follow at Sand Greens Country Club, 28281 French Road, Danbury, WI. Please dress for the weather no heat in building. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to the Lutheran Disaster Response for Hurricane Victims. Arrangements have been entrusted with Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home in Webster, WI. Online condolences