Don Keith Todd died Oct. 1, 2013, in Pine River, Minn., from complications of progressive supra nuclear palsy, a rare brain disease. He was 81.
He was born in Plain-ville, Kan., April 19, 1932, to Elmer and Doris Todd.
He grew up in Colorado where his father was a rancher and hunting guide. He attended Hotchkiss High School and lettered in football, track and wrestling. He graduated in 1952.
He attended Western State College on a football scholarship.
He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1953. He was stationed in Virginia where he was a heavy equipment operator and played fullback on the Marine Corps football team. He was honorably discharged on Jan. 8, 1961, with the rank of corporal. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.
He married his second wife, Kathleen, Dec. 28, 1983.
He sold and serviced New Holland farm equipment, farmed in Aitkin, Minn., trained horses in Watertown, New London/Spice and Pine River, Minn., and was a pastor in New Mexico and Minnesota.
Mr. Todd is survived by three biological sons, Rex of Wilmer, Minn., Brett of Illinois and Scott of Oklahoma; adopted son and daughter, Alan and Vanette of the Minneapolis, Minn., area; two stepchildren, Ryan of Emily, Minn., and Sunnie of Minneapolis-St.Paul, Minn.; brother Roger (Jean) of Avon Park, Fla.; sister, Kaye (Jerry) Todd of Calhan; 19 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Rodney.blog comments powered by Disqus