Donald R. “Slugger” Himango


Donald R. “Slugger” Himango, age 92 of Esko, MN died on Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. He was born on September 12th, 1928 to Theodore and Liinu (Koivusipila) Himango in Thomson Township. Slugger was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War. He returned home and went to work at Arrowhead Creamer-Franklin Foods retiring in 1985. Slugger married Dorothy Maynarich on March 9th, 1963 and they made their home in Esko. He was a member of the Teamster Union #358, Eagles, and a life member of the VFW. Slugger enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and friends.

Slugger was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy; and his eight siblings. He is survived by his niece, Sandy (Andy) Anderson and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Slugger will be laid to rest with his wife in Fort Snelling National Cemetery. No service will be held publicly. To leave an online condolence, visit the guest book at

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