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DONALD "BUD" WALTER RAWN

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DONALD "BUD" WALTER RAWN

Donald "Bud" W. Rawn, 85, died June 8, 2014 at his home in Paradise Valley, Ariz.

He was born Jan. 19, 1929 in Duluth, to Donald and Ruth Rawn.

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Bud attended Lakeside Presbyterian Church, Lakeside School, and East Junior High School, and was a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 15 where he became an Eagle Scout. He graduated from Duluth Central High School in 1946 and from UMD in 1951. In 1953, Bud graduated from the United States Air Force Cadet Navigator training program. He was united in marriage to Julia Munoz and they lived in Texas and California where he served as navigation instructor. Following his discharge from active duty at the close of the Korean War, Bud and family lived in Minneapolis where Bud worked in the accounting field and became a Certified Public Accountant. In 1973, the family moved to Arizona and Bud's accounting employment continued with Crossroads Center Inc. until his retirement.

Bud was a distance runner. He competed in marathons and other road races, mostly in Arizona. Running in Grandma's was for many years a highlight of his return visits to Duluth. Other interests were family, church, home, garden, his trumpet, and classic jazz music.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents; infant sister, Dorothy Ruth; and a grandson, Troy.

He is survived by his wife, Julie of Paradise Valley; son, Larry (Kathy) Rawn of Phoenix; daughters, Susan Rawn of Tempe, Bonnie Quillan of Oxnard, Calif., and Rebecca Jirov of Paradise Valley; grandchildren, Lana, Maya, Sean, Zachary, Hannah, Katie, Anna, Jacob, and Nicholas; sisters, Florence Mary Rawn of Duluth, Joanne (Karl) Kaufman of Cloquet; nephews, David (Paula) Kaufman of Green Bay, Wis., and their children, Emma, Andrew, and Helen; Robert (Lynne) Kaufman of Chanhassen and their children, Ellen, Elizabeth, and Audrey; special cousins, Tom Dillon of Rancho Mirage, Calif., and Mary Strand Davies of Minneapolis; along with many other cousins and friends.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: will be held at a later date.

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