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Donald V. Litfin

Donald V. Litfin, age 52, of Waconia, died Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

He was born Oct. 11, 1954 in Watertown, the son of Herbert J. and Elnor B. (Manteuffel) Litfin. Donald was baptized at home Oct. 31, 1954 by the Rev. John W. Stehr; and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia May 5, 1968 by the Rev. John W. Stehr.

Donald was united in marriage to Vickie L. Schwalbe June 4, 1977 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia by the Rev. Robert Schaeffer.

Don liked to camp, hunt, and fish. His dog, “Jake,” was his favorite companion.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Elnor Litfin; sisters Donna Mae Gilster and Debbie Bechtel; brother Roger Litfin; father-in-law Orville Schwalbe; and brothers-in-law Michael Schwalbe and Norm White.

He is survived by his loving family, wife Vickie; children Jason Litfin of Waconia, Jenny Litfin of Waconia, and Michael Litfin of Waconia; brother and sister-in-law DeWayne and Julie Litfin of Waconia; sisters and brothers-in-law Mary and Roland Reinke of Waconia, Dianne and Mike Kosek of Waconia, and Sharon and LeRoy Borg of Waconia; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law Victor Gilster of Waconia, Joyce Litfin of Cologne, and Tom Bechtel of Waconia; mother-in-law Bernice Schwalbe of Waconia; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Patricia and Edward Rehbein of St. Bonifacius, Shari and Mick Giesen of Waconia, Pauline and Jerry Youngblom of Zimmerman, and Jean White of Pomona, Calif.; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

A memorial service took place Monday, June 25 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia with the Rev. Dean Mahlum officiating. Interment was at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Waconia.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia.

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