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Donald Folson, 92, of Grafton, ND, passed away Friday, March 20, 2015, at the Unity Medical Center, Grafton, ND. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at the Grafton Lutheran Church, Grafton, ND. A gathering of friends will be held Monday, March 23 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the church. Burial will be held in the Hoople Cemetery.
Don was born on September 27, 1922, the son of Charles and Helen (Rinde) Folson. He grew up and attended school in Hoople. He was baptized and confirmed in the First Lutheran Church of Hoople. From 1944 to 1946, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After his discharge from the service, he attended and graduated from NDSU in Fargo with a degree in Agricultural Economics. Returning to Hoople, he joined a family farm partnership. He was united in marriage to Muriel Behl on January 27, 1957, at Grand Forks, ND. They resided in Hoople until 2006, when they moved to Grafton.
He was a lifelong member of the American Legion and the Elks Club. Don served on the Hoople City Council and served as mayor for two years. He was Secretary of the Hoople Volunteer Fire Department for 20 years. Other organizations he belonged to were the Hoople Farmers Elevator Board, Hoople Potato Products Board, ND Farm Bureau Board, and First Lutheran Church Council.
Survivors include his wife Muriel; four daughters: Peggy (Bruce) Lundeby, Fort Collins, CO, Diane (Frank) Drake, San Diego, CA, Barb (Les) Puppe, Hensel, ND, and Lori (Eden) Palmer, Owatonna, MN; eight grandchildren: Allison (Quinn) Baker, Kaitlyn Lundeby, Emily Drake, Tristan Drake, Andrea (Zach) Jacobson, Chris (Rachelle) Puppe, Zack Palmer, and Jazz Palmer; two great granddaughters: Harper and Riley Jacobson; sister-in-law, Joy Folson, Las Vegas, NV.
Preceding him in death were his parents and brothers: Alan and Richard Folson.
Barb & Family, What a good decent man he was. Did business with him for many years always remembered that a hand shake was all that was needed close a deal.
Dan Anderson Mar 30 2015 12:00 AM
Barb, Les and family: Sorry for your loss. May our loving Lord wrap his loving arms around you and comfort you in the days and months to come.
Richard and Jean Elke Mar 24 2015 12:00 AM
We are out of town but read about Don's passing on the Herald's website. We extend our sympathy to Muriel and your entire family. Corey, Jackie, Jessie, Michele, & Ben
Corey & Jackie Cleveland Mar 23 2015 12:00 AM
Barb & Family, Our deepest sympathy to all of you at this sad and difficult time. May the LORD wrap your Father in his arms and carry him home to a place that is full of his love and comfort. May those who surround all of you provide comfort, strength, courage and love to help you through each day. GOD bless your Father's memories and GOD bless all of you! Don & Michelle Murray
Don & Michelle Murray Mar 23 2015 12:00 AM
MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO YOU AT THIS MOST DIFFICULT TIME.
GENEVIEVE HARVEY Mar 23 2015 12:00 AM
Thoughts, Prayers & Sympathy sent to the Folson Family
Randy & Diane Lietz Mar 22 2015 12:00 AM
Sending love and prayers to the whole Folson family. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
The Hanlon's Mar 22 2015 12:00 AM
May God Bless you and keep you, May God comfort you and your family during this time. Patty Aubert
Patty Aubert Mar 22 2015 12:00 AM
Barb and family, So very sorry for the loss of your Dad and Grandpa. May all those years of wonderful memories together give you comfort going forward.
Rita Vaughn Mar 22 2015 12:00 AM
My deepest condolences to the Folson families. May the memories shared in the coming days help to strengthen you through this time of loss. "His eye is on the sparrow, I know He watches me." God's blessings.
Sandy Becker Knight Mar 22 2015 12:00 AM