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Donald W WorkeJanuary 17, 1926 ~ November 10, 2017 (age 91)
A memorial service for Donald W. Worke will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the Bonnerup Funeral Chapel, Albert Lea. The Reverend Janet White will officiate. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Donald passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea. He was 91 years old.
Donald Windell Worke was born on January 17, 1926 to Helmer and Agnes (Hagen) Worke in New Richland, MN. Donald attended and graduated from New Richland High School in 1944. On December 8, 1946, Donald was united in marriage to Delores (Quam) at the Round Prairie Church. To this union, two sons were born.
Don worked at Wilson’s Packing Plant for 42 years. He also worked 10 years for Sears as an installer. Aside from that, Don always stayed busy doing carpentry work aside from his other jobs. He was a member of the Moose, and prior to his death, he was the oldest living member at the local Eagles Chapter. Donald loved to play the accordion, often entertaining the other residents at Good Samaritan. He enjoyed dancing the polka and the waltz with his wife, Delores. Don spent most of his time working, and enjoyed the work he did; carpentry being both a job and a hobby.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Delores; both parents; siblings, Dale, La Verne, Paul, Jack, Marjorie, and Dorothy.
Don is survived by his two sons, Gene (Yuko) Worke of Albert Lea and Kevin (Cheryl) Worke of Albert Lea; grandchildren, Paula (Tony) Wire of Glenville, Eugene (Laila) Worke, of Simi Valley, CA, and Eric (Laura) Worke of Albert Lea; great-grandchildren, Keiffer, Kallee, Ryder, Kingston, Rueger, and Lexi; a great-great-grandson, Oliver; siblings, Virgil Worke of Clarks Grove and Beverly Standke of Owatonna; as well as many other loving relatives and friends.
Blessed be his memory