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Donald Richard Masten

Donald Richard Masten

Donald R. Masten, 66, of Bemidji died Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at the Sanford Fargo Medical Center in Fargo, ND.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 pm Saturday, June 1, 2013 at the Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji, MN with Rev. Steve Schmit officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7:00pm, Friday, May 31, 2013, and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at the Calvary Cemetery in Bemidji, MN under the direction of the Cease Family Funeral Home of Bemidji.

He was born on February 9, 1947, in Park Rapids, MN, the son of William Masten and Frances (Adams)Masten. He was raised in Ponsford, MN, until the 2nd grade, when his family moved, and settled in Cass Lake, MN. He was educated in Cass Lake. He enlisted in the US Army in 1966, he served in Germany in the 3rd Armored Division, until his Honorable Discharge in 1969. He returned to Cass Lake and drove grain truck for a living. He married Jill Fallgren on March 28, 1973 in Wilton, MN. One of his favorite occupations was being a logger. He then worked for the Cass Lake Public Health Service and later drove truck for Beltrami County Highway Department. He retired from Beltrami County in 2002. He enjoyed fishing, 4-wheeling, bow hunting, painting, and photography. He was a storyteller and loved playing jokes on his friends and family. His passion was spending time with his family and grandchildren: Delaney, Nicholas, Adrian, and Dillon.

He is survived by:his Wife,Jill Masten of Bemidji,Sons,David (Maria) Masten of Lino Lakes, MN,Daryl (Marjie) Masten of Moorhead, MN,Sisters,Betty (Jim) Armstrong of Cass Lake,Patty Masten of Cass Lake,Sharon James of Cass Lake,4 grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother Frances Masten, step-father William “Bud” James, brothers Harold Adams, Michael Masten Sr., Gerald Masten, several nieces and nephews.Messages of condolence may be left at