He was born February 25, 1946, in LeRoy, Minnesota, son of Harold and Mary (Williams) Nauman. He began his schooling in LeRoy and graduated from Caledonia High School on May 29, 1964. Shortly after graduating, he began his college years at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse for engineering. He worked for the rubber mills during school and continued for a short while after. In 1973, he and his family moved to Red Wing, Minnesota, where he worked at the Prairie Island Power Plant in security up until 1977. He then moved back to La Crosse where he began working for Dairyland Power and eventually started schooling at the Dakota County Area Vocational Tech School in continuing education so he could be a supervisor. He also spent some of his time working at Pinkerton Detective Agency. Lastly, he worked for Wackenhut Security as a supervisor, retiring in 1997. During his retirement, he enjoyed beach combing and collecting treasures, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed working part time for Target during his retirement and was an avid Twins fan for many years. He was a member of the Archeology Society in La Crosse.
Donald is survived by his three children, Michelle (Keith) Lysaker, Galesville, Wisconsin; Deanne (Todd) Nelson, Fairchild, Wisconsin; and Darcey (Brad) Graner, Nelson, Wisconsin; six grandsons; three granddaughters; nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Zachariah Graner; and one brother, Kenneth (Evelyn) Nauman.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Anderson-Peterson Chapel, with Reverend Paul Langmade officiating. Burial will be at Lakewood Cemetery in Lake City. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.