Donald R. Mallinson, age 89, of Hutchinson, passed away Tuesday, September 12th, 2017, at the Ecumen Pines in Hutchinson.
Memorial Services will be held Monday, September 18, 2017, 11:00 A.M., at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson.
A gathering of friends and family will be held one hour prior to the service at Faith Lutheran Church.
Military Honors will be by the Hutchinson Memorial Rifle Squad.
Donald Richard Mallinson was born on April 30, 1928, in Independence, Missouri. He was the son of John and Minnie (Danforth) Mallinson. Donald was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth. He received his education in Sugar Creek, Missouri, and was a graduate of the Sugar Creek High School Class of 1946.
Donald entered active military service in the United States Army on October 19, 1950, at Kansas City, Missouri and served his country during the Korean War. He received an Honorable Discharge on October 15, 1952, at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and achieved the rank of Private First Class (PVT).
Don moved to Hutchinson in 1952 to work at the Dobratz Furniture and Funeral Home. He met Mary Louise Jensen and on August14, 1954, they were united in marriage at her parents’ home in Hutchinson, Minnesota. This marriage was blessed with four children, Susan, Charles, Carol and William. Donald and Mary resided in Hutchinson and later moved to Acoma Township, McLeod County, Minnesota. They shared 49 years of marriage together until Mary passed away on February 8, 2004.
Donald worked in Hutchinson at 3M and he retired in 1989.
Donald was a member of Faith Lutheran Church.
Donald enjoyed being outdoors. He loved to hunt and collect guns, he also enjoyed being outside to split wood. Donald especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends.
When Donald needed assistance with his daily care, he moved to the Ecumen Pines in Hutchinson in June 2014. He passed away there on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at the age of 89 years.
Blessed be his memory.
Donald is survived by his:
Children, Charles A. Mallinson and his wife, Colleen of Hutchinson, MN,
Susan K. Isaacson and her husband, Craig of Eden Prairie, MN,
Grandchildren, Kirsten Lyndsay (Mike), Kyle Mallinson, Colin McKillips, and Danielle Endres;
Great Grandchildren, Camden, Delaney and Mackenzie;
Siblings, Mary R. Tompkins of Fort Worth, TX;
Nieces, Nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Donald is preceded in death by his Parents, John and Minnie Mallinson; Wife, Mary Mallinson; Son, William Mallinson (in infancy); Daughter, Carol McKillips (Glenn); Brother, John Mallinson; Sister, Nancy Burns; Sisters & Brothers-In-Law, Myron and Viola Ziemer and Al and Betty O’Fallon.