Donald Maurice Mendelson, age 91, of Delano, passed away Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, with his family by his side.
A Celebration of Life Gathering will take place Monday, Nov. 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Iten Funeral Chapel in Delano. There will be private family inurnment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Arrangements are with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.
Donald was born Feb. 20, 1928, in St. Paul, to Maurice and Lillian (Lind) Mendelson.
He served in the US Air Force during World War II, and was honorably discharged in 1952.
Donald was united in marriage to Caroline May Heidelberg July 17, 1950, in Wyoming, MN.
Donald worked as a heavy equipment operator throughout his career.
He loved to fish and eat fish, but most of all, he loved to spend time with his family.
Donald was preceded in death by his wife, Caroline.
He is survived by his children, Donald Mendelson Jr. and Cynthia Mendelson; grandchildren Travis Mendelson, Carrie Stoppelman, Blake (Jourdan) Mendelson, Denise (Mitch) Holland and Kristin Sawatzke; and great-grandchildren Staci Holland, Lynkon Holland, Odin Holland, Jasmine Coolen, Adrian Coolen, Kobe Mendelson, Alexis Olson and Abbi Olson.