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Donald Oliver Hambleton, 87, died peacefully Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 at Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Duluth, Minnesota. He was born near Mora, Minnesota, on Dec. 26, 1928 to Oliver and Maude Hambleton.

He graduated from Grand County High School in Moab, Utah, in 1946. Air Force and was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant in September of 1949. He married Myrtle Clara Carlson on Jan. 20, 1950.

He attended the University of Minnesota and graduated in 1952 with honors, from the School of Business. He began working at the 3M Company in 1952 as a statistical analyst, and retired as an assistant secretary to the company in 1984. Upon retirement, he moved to Moab, Utah, and lived there with his wife for 23 years. While there, he was very involved and felt the love of his church family at the Community Church of Moab. Don moved to Two Harbors, Minnesota, in 2006 to be closer to his children. He loved to go traveling, four wheeling, “fixing” cars, watching NASCAR, and telling his jokes. His faith in God was a strength for him throughout his whole lifetime.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Maude; brothers, Harvey and Daryl; sisters, Joyous, Genevieve, and Della.

Donald is survived by the love of his life and wife, Myrtle after 66 years of marriage; his brother, Brent (Janet) Hambleton of Fresno, California; son, Scott Hambleton of Baxter, Minnesota; Cheryl (Kim) Price of White Bear, Minnesota; Cindy (Bill) Ortman of Two Harbors, Minnesota; seven grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. He will be in our hearts forever.

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