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Donald Reiland


Tue, Feb 18th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Don Reiland, age 80, of Spring Valley, Minn. passed away Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the Ostrander Care and Rehab in Ostrander, Minn.

Donald Allen Reiland, the son of Max and Ethel (Johnston) Reiland was born November 5, 1933 in Farmington, Minn. He was a 1952 graduate of Spring Valley High School. On November 16, 1955, Don was united in marriage to Carolyn Schwartz in Spring Valley at the Methodist church. He was a life long truck driver, driving for Ruan Transport, logging over a million miles of safe driving. Don was the president of the Spring Valley Cemetery Board and served on the Historical Society Board. Spending winters in Arizona, attending auctions, tinkering, scrapping metals, fishing, and lawn mowing were some of Don’s favorite pass times. Family was one of the most important things in his life, enjoying family gatherings and being a devoted and loving caregiver for his wife. Don truly enjoyed his informational gatherings at Elaine’s Café.

Don is survived by his children, David (Patricia) Reiland of Rochester, Minn., Bruce (Brenda) Reiland of Winona, Minn., Jodi Reiland Crosley of Stewartville, Minn., and Judi Reiland of Spring Valley; 9 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and siblings, Evelyn Hintz of Stewartville, Alvin (Karolyn) Reiland, Norbert (Marlys) Reiland, Gene (Gayle) Reiland all of Spring Valley, and Robert (Lorraine) Reiland of Eyota, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Max and Ethel, and wife, Carolyn.

Memorial services for Donald Reiland will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley with Pastor David Lieder officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at the Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley and one hour prior to the service at the church.

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