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Douglas Derwood Byington
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Birth: Aug. 18, 1923
Pepin County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: May 1, 2002
Wisconsin, USA

Services for Douglas Derwood Byington, 78, of Delano were Sunday, May 5, 2002, at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.

Pastor Highland Goodman officiated and interment with military rites followed at the Delano Public Cemetery.

Casketbearers were Matthew, Jonathon, Jason and Andrew Byington and Eric, Travis and Susan Hitchings.

Mr. Byington died Wednesday, May 1, 2002. He was born Aug. 18, 1923, in Arkansas, Wis., the son of Clifford R. and Genevieve E. McMahon Byington.

Mr. Byington honorably served his country during World War II in the Army Air Corps.

He was joined in marriage to Donna Jean Matter Nov. 6, 1948, at the Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, Iowa. The couple had four children. Mr. and Mrs. Byington enjoyed traveling. Mrs. Byington preceded her husband in death March 10, 2002.

Mr. Byington was involved with air conditioning and refrigeration for many years. He was formerly employed by NSP and later by Perkins Restaurants. He also, at one time, owned and operated the Dairy Queen in Delano.

Mr. Byington was a former member of American Legion Post 377 in Delano.

He is survived by children, Gary (Bridget) Byington of Delano, Craig D. (Barbara) Byington of Mound, Jeffrey L. (Rebecca) Byington of Buffalo, Mark E. (Jacqueline) Byington of Plymouth and Susan J. Hitchings of Long Lake; grandchildren, Cara, Matthew, Jonathon and Laura, Jason (Darcy) and Jennifer, Kristin and Andrew and Eric and Travis; great-grandchild, Sarah; sister, Vera Perleberg of Fridley; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Edward (Faye) Matter of Lonsdale and Elaine "Jean" Parker of Bell Fair, Wash.; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Byington was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Benjamin Lee Byington; an infant brother; sisters, Maxine Riemann, Marguerite Evenson and Valna Larson; parents-in-law, Edward and Ann Matter; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Marjorie and Leonard Lund.

Published: Champlin Dayton Press
Family links: 
  Clifford Robert Byington (1887 - 1951)
  Genevieve Estelle McMahon Byington (1890 - 1947)
  Donna Jean Matter Byington (1928 - 2002)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Army Air Corps, World War II
Delano Cemetery
Wright County
Minnesota, USA
Maintained by: Leland Sorensen
Originally Created by: Janice (O'Bryan) Byingto...
Record added: Feb 12, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84891735
Douglas Derwood Byington
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Thank you for your brave service.
- Janice (O'Bryan) Byington
 Added: Mar. 14, 2012

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