Donal Thomas, 87

Donal Thomas, 87

Donal C. Don Thomas, age 87, of Waconia, passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at his home in Waconia.
Celebration of Life Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church (800 Waconia Pkwy N.), Waconia with Rev. Dale Peterson officiating; gathering of family and friends one hour prior to the service at church; interment Faith Rutz Lake Cemetery, Waconia.
Don was born on Nov. 28, 1926 in Renville, Minn., the son of Jacob and Esther (Sommerfeld) Thomas. He was baptized on Feb. 16, 1927 and later confirmed on May 16, 1944 at Oak Knoll Lutheran Church. On Aug. 4, 1951, Don was united in marriage to Carol Ann Koehler at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Watertown, Minn.
Don proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy and was a proud WWII Veteran. He loved spending time with his family especially his children and grandchildren. Some of his hobbies included hunting, fishing, RV camping, scuba diving, and boating. He and Carol also enjoyed wintering in Arizona. He loved to read, especially the newspaper, travel, snowmobile, and spend time at their cabin on Diamond Lake. Don was a member of the Hitchhiker RV Club and had a passion to build and remodel homes.
Don is preceded in death by: son Michael Thomas; father and mother Jacob and Esther Thomas; brother Robert Thomas.
Don is survived by his loving family: wife Carol; children Pamela and Tom Seccombe of Las Vegas, Beverly Thomas and Wayne Streich of Kandiyohi, Barbara and Mark Brewer of Victoria; daughter-in-law Susan Thomas of Boise, Idaho; grandchildren Corey (Diana) Hultquist, Jason (Amanda) Kempthorne, Casey Hultquist, Jennifer (Nick) Wolfe, Graham Michels, Randy Hultquist; great-grandchildren Hailey, Logan, Brooklyn, Jack, Max, Jonathan; sister Eleanor (Doug) Koester of Clearwater; sister-in-law Katie Thomas of Georgia; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Honorary urn bearers are Corey Hultquist, Casey Hultquist, Randy Hultquist, Jason Kempthorne, Jenny Wolfe, Graham Michels.
Arrangements with the Johnson Funeral Home Waconia; (952) 442-2121;

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