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Donald K. Capron

Fri, Apr 13th, 2001
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Donald K. Capron, 85, of Lanesboro, died April 5, 2001 at Good Samaritan Center in Preston where he had lived since May 1995.

He was born Dec. 21, 1915, in Lanesboro. He graduated from Lanesboro High School. Following graduation, he attended normal training in Preston. He taught for two years in Maland School near Highland, Minn., and two years at Diamond Creek School near Whalan, Minn. He worked for three years at Capron-Brekke Hardware store. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1942 to 1945, then returned to Lanesboro and worked in the hardware store from 1945 to 1960. He purchased the store in 1960. He retired in 1983 but continued to work at Capron Hardware until 1994. He was a member of Richland Prairie "Scotland" Church near Henrytown, Minn., and later joined the United Methodist Church in Lanesboro. He was also a member of the Lanesboro American Legion, V.F.W. and Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include one brother, J. Hugh (Virginia) Capron of Winona.

The funeral for Donald K. Capron was held April 10, 2001 at United Methodist Church in Lanesboro, with the Rev. Tony Fink officiating. The American Legion conducted military rites. Spring burial will be in Lanesboro Cemetery. .

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