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Donald Roy Kolpin

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Date: Saturday
June 9, 2018

Time: 10:00-11:00 A.M.

Worlein Funeral Home
Austin, Minnesota


Date: Saturday
June 9, 2018

Time: 11:00 A.M.

Worlein Funeral Home Chapel
Austin, Minnesota

Oakwood Cemetery
Austin, Minnesota



Donald Roy Kolpin, age 90 of Austin, Minnesota, died Sunday, June 3, 2018 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home.  He was born May 16, 1928 in Austin, the son of William and Lillian (Soucek) Kolpin.  After his 1946 graduation from Austin High School, Donald attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering, graduating in 1951.  In 1946, he enlisted in the U.S. Army.  Don served in Germany and played in the Army Band.  Donald and Betty Ann Johnson were married on June 5, 1948 in Austin.  The couple lived in Austin where Don worked as a water works engineer for the City of Austin.  He then began working for Hormel Foods Corporation as a mechanical engineer and remained until his retirement.  His wife Betty passed away June 5, 2013. In his leisure time, Don enjoyed hunting and fly fishing.  He played in the Austin City Band and was a charter member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.  Don will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Survivors include his son Rodney A. (Vickie) Kolpin of Waseca, his daughters Wendy S. (David) Winders of Spirit Lake, Iowa and Mary J. (Jeffrey) Rugg of Stevens Point, Wisconsin; 5 grandchildren Garrett (Amanda) Kolpin, Tyler Kolpin, Molly (Brian) Kant, Jaime (Corey) Pedri, Morgan (Adam) LePine, and 6 great-grandchildren Elsie Kolpin, Peter Kolpin, William Kant, Cora and Colson Pedri, Landon LePine; other relatives and friends.  Don was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Betty, his brother Maynard, 3 sisters Mildred Hanson, Winifred Owens and Marcella Hjelman.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with Rev. Karen Behling officiating.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Interment will follow the service at Oakwood Cemetery.  Military rites by American Legion Post 91 and V.F.W. Post 1216.  The family prefers memorials to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, the American Juvenile Diabetes Association, or recipient of donor’s choice.  Worlein Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


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