He was born on November 18, 1932 in Spring Grove, to Alfred and Amanda (Mathias) Norgard. He was a lifelong Spring Grove area resident.
He was a Spring Grove High School graduate. Don served in the United States Army from 1957- 1959. He married Catherine Haugstad, she preceded him in death. He later married Carolynn Dahlby on Nov. 8, 1996 in Clovis, N.M. Don spent most of his life farming, but was also employed at Cenex, and Farmer’s Co-op, both in Spring Grove. He drove bus for Caledonia and Spring Grove Public Schools for nineteen years. He had also owned his own business selling United Farm Insurance. He was a lifelong member of Faith Lutheran Church in Black Hammer. Don enjoyed watching the Minnesota Vikings, playing the card game ‘500’, playing yahtzee, and driving his lawn tractor.
Don is survived by his wife Carolynn and his son Steven both of Spring Grove, and his grandchildren Jessica and Justin, and his great-grandchild Ezra James Norgard. His his step-children LTC (Retired) Miles (Susan) Dahlby, and Marieta (Sarabjit) Atal, and Step-grandchildren Amarinder, Simren and Nanaki Atal, and Benjamin and 2 Lt Daniel Dahlby.
He is also survived by his brother David of Spring Grove, and his sister Ione Hayes of Beloit, Wis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Gary and his sister Marilyn.
Funeral services will be held Thurs at 2 p.m., at Faith Lutheran Church in Black Hammer, rural Spring Grove. Pastor Leonard Liptack will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Military rites provided by American Legion Post # 249 of Spring Grove.Friends may call Thurs. from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.
Roble Funeral Home of Spring Grove is assisting the family with arrangements.