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Donald Arthur South

  • Birth 2 Feb 1931 Otter Tail County, Minnesota, USA
  • Death 10 Dec 2012 McLean, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Quantico, Prince William County, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 102151883

MCLEAN, VA. – Donald Arthur South, 81, passed away peacefully on Dec. 10, 2012.

He was born Feb. 2, 1931, in Oak Valley Township, Ottertail County, Minn., the son of Ernest Erwin South and Mabel Julia Brumbaugh South. He grew up in Wadena, Minn.

Don served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He and wife Kathryn Hill of Deer Creek, Minn. moved to North East Ohio. Don later married Violet Shultz of Texas.

Don worked at Boeing Aircraft and the Washington Co-op as a truck driver in Seattle. He later started a contracting business siding homes in Minnesota, Iowa, North and South Dakota, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas for more than 50 years. He was an entrepreneur, holding multiple patents for aluminum siding component design.

Don loved serving his country. "Semper Fi, Dad!"

He was a licensed light airplane pilot, an avid fisherman and hunter, enjoyed country music, and loved his children and grandchildren very much.

Donald was preceded in death by his three brothers, Vivien, Richard and Lawrence, and his sisters, Francis and Thelma.

He is survived by his children, Steven South of Little Elm, Texas, Lyn Sherlock of Falls Church, Va., Lori Ramirez of Alexandria, Va. and Brett Treimer of Hermitage, Pa.; five grandchildren; three stepsons; and six step grandchildren.

Donald will be buried at Quantico National Cemetery on Dec. 18, with full military honors.

Source: The Youngstown Vindicator 14 Dec 20122

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