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Donald S. Soyring – Obituary

Name: Donald S. Soyring

Age: 83

Born: 11-27-1937

Died: 06-27-2021

Visitation:
Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN

Service:
Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN


Memorial services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud, MN for Donald Sander Soyring age 83.  He died on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at the Minnesota Veteran’s Home in Minneapolis, MN.  Pastor Jeb Reiter of New Life Church in Foley, MN will officiate.  Inurnment will be later at the Minnesota State Veteran’s Cemetery at Little Falls, MN.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. A Celebration of Life Event will be held at the Eagles Club starting at 2:00 P.M. following the funeral service.

Donald Alexander Matthew Soyring was born on November 27, 1937 to Ina and Edward Soyring on the family farm in Becker County, MN.  He attended country school through 8th grade and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in June of 1955.  He worked at Gambles Hardware in Detroit Lakes after graduating, then went to Seattle, WA with a friend to work at Boeing for approximately a year.

He married Carol Jean Brunette on June 27, 1960 in Lauderdale, MN.  In November of the same year, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he served as a helicopter mechanic. Don and Carol were stationed in Landstuhl, Germany where their first child was born in 1962.

They returned to Minnesota in October 1962 and Don began his long career at Paper Calmenson Company in Roseville, MN where he was a tool crib manager and a union steward for the Steel Workers Union. Don and Carol continued to build their family in their home in Blaine, MN.  Carol passed away at the age of 35 on August 13, 1976.  After several years of being a single father, Don met Corrine Peterson in 1979, when they blended their families and together raised their 7 children.

Don retired in 1989 and he and Corrine moved back to his childhood home near Detroit Lakes, MN, where he enjoyed fishing, golfing, hunting, camping, snowmobiling, and traveling across the U.S.

In 2011, they purchased a winter home in New Port Richey, FL where he spent winters golfing, going to the racetrack, and enjoyed his retirement community.

Don was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease in 2014. They moved to St. Cloud, MN in 2016 to be closer to family. Don entered the Minnesota Veterans Home in Minneapolis, MN in December of 2018, where he passed away on June 27, 2021surrounded by his loving family.

Don is survived by his wife, Corrine; his children Lori (Keith) Soyring of Minneapolis, MN, Michelle (John) Larson of Prior Lake, MN, Michael (Sarah) of Fargo, ND, Jon (Robin) Peterson of Eden Prairie, MN, Melanie Tank of St. Cloud, MN, Sandi (Kevin) Gerrish of Tampa, FL, and Kari (Ken) Schmoll of Coon Rapids, MN; his brother Edward Jr. (Sharon) Soyring of Coon Rapids, MN, 17 grandchildren and 6 great­grandchildren; sisters in law Dorothy and Frieda in Detroit Lakes, MN; many nieces and nephews and other relatives and countless friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents Ina and Edward, his wife Carol, his grandson Halen Hirsch, his sisters Helen Rosbacka, Alice Kivi, and Doris Cogger; his brothers Harold, Eino, Carl, Raymond, Gene and Larry.

He will always be in our hearts! Memorials are preferred to the Ronald McDonald House, 818 Fulton Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55414 or to the Minnesota Veteran’s Home, 5101 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55417.

Guestbook for Donald S. Soyring


Wendy Johnson
July 8, 2021, 3:26 pm
Corrine & family so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers & hugs
Sue Braun/Gerald Schumacher
, Friend and Co-Worker
July 8, 2021, 1:55 pm
Words are hard to say, just know Gerald and I have you and your wonderful family in our Prayers. God Bless
Deborah Herbst
, Friend
July 5, 2021, 3:31 pm
Corrine, I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to you and your family. I remember him as being a lovely man. Take care God Bless.
Jodi Brunette Edelbrock
, Niece
July 4, 2021, 4:31 pm
My sweet Uncle had a very kind heart- We would meet at his sister Doris senior home and talk for hours. A lot of my childhood was spent playing at Auntie Carol and his home with all my cousin's. My heart is sad for all his family.
Gloria Cogger Petranek
, Neice
July 2, 2021, 3:11 pm
My Incle Donnie was a happy , fun guy.He used to sing to us kids when he lived with us. The ONE EYED PURPLE PEOPLE EATER WAS OFTER HIS CHOSEN SONG. He will be greatly missed!

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