|Birth: ||May 18, 1913|
|Death: ||Jan. 18, 1969|
Donald J. MacGregor, 55, Aitkin, passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, January 18. The son of the late Fergus H. and Christine MacGregor, he was born in Minneapolis on May 18, 1913 and came to Aitkin with his parents as a small child.
Mr MacGregor was a graduate from the Aitkin High School and of Hamline University. He married the former Harriet Holtman in Minneapolis on May 14, 1938. Durinng World War II he saw service with the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Aitkin and active in the choir of the church, on the church board and on the building cimmitee. He was a past member of the Aitkin School board, a past president of the Lions Club, member of the Cuyuna Country Club and the American Legion Post No 86. He was presently a member of the Aitkin Community Hospital board.
Mr MacGregor was president of the MacGregor Wild Rice Co. and teh MacGregor Dengarty Co., both of Aitkin, member of the Minneasota Wild Rice Association and a member of the Minnesota Wild Price Producers Association.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Wilbert Traver at the Methodist Church in Aitkin on Tuesday, January 21, 1969 at 2 p.m. Mrs Richard Fannemel sang "How Great thou Art" and "The Lord is My Shepherd" Mrs. Robert Orazem was organist. Arrangements were made by the Sorensen-Root Funeral home.
Honorary pallbearers were Joe Steeg, Dr. F.C Closuit, Henry Lidfors, Wm. C. Hudson, Floyd Holden, Fred Hasskamp and Roger Thomas. Acitve pallbearers were Walter Wagner, C.E. Rasley, James Cluff, Robert Haas, Howard Smith and Floyd Snodgrass. Burial was in the family lot in Lakeview Cemetery.
Surviving Mr MacGregor are his wife Harriet; daughter, Elizabeth (Mrs. John Fossen) of Aitkin; son Robert of Aitkin;brother, Gordon of Minneapolis; four grandchildren and nieces and nephews
Aitkin Independent Age
22 Jan 1969
Fergus H. MacGregor (1879 - 1961)
Christine Johnson MacGregor (1881 - 1957)
Harriet Laverne Holtman MacGregor (1914 - 2006)
Fergus R. MacGregor (1908 - 1965)*
Donald John MacGregor (1913 - 1969)
Maintained by: Steve Knab
Originally Created by: Kathy Merris Mills
Record added: Aug 17, 2010
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