Donald E. Harrington
Donald E. Harrington
Donald E. Harrington, 88, Barnum, died peacefully on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 in New Perspective Senior Living, Barnum. He was born on April 20, 1930 in Barnum to Roy and Ethel Harrington. Don was a lifelong resident of Barnum and had attended Central School and later Barnum High School graduating in 1948. He worked at the Hatchery and later the Creamery in Barnum working as a truck driver. From 1951 until 1954, Don served in the US Navy though out the Korean War. Don also worked for many years as a truck driver for Conoco and after retiring he worked at Smitty's in Barnum. On June 8, 1963, Don married Alice Goeway Hurst in Barnum. They enjoyed RV'ing to Arizona where they were campground hosts and Don worked with the Park Rangers at Picacho Peak State Park. He was so appreciated at the park for all the work he did that they named a road in the park after him called "Harrington Loop". Over the years, Don was a member of the Boy Scouts, Barnum American Legion, Moose Lodge in Moose Lake, and for many years served on the Barnum Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed collecting coins and woodworking.
Don was preceded in death by his wife, Alice in 2010; two sons: Dennis Hurst and David Hurst; and three grandsons: Clinton, David, and Monty.
He will be lovingly remembered by his three daughters: Sandy (Howard) Wilkes of Kettle River; Jackie (Gary) Rautio of Green Valley, AZ; and Wendy Runstrom of Hopkins; 8 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; a sister: Lois Little of Barnum; nephew: Frank Harrington of Rhinelander, WI; and several other nieces, nephews, and friends.
A Celebration of Don's Life will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 1-3 PM in Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake. There will be no formal service but rather a time for family and friends to gather, have lunch, and share memories of Don. Inurnment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Barnum. Memorials are preferred to Barnum Fire Department.
Arrangements by Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.