Donald W. Schattschneider age 83 of Detroit Lakes, MN died January 24, 2014 at his residence. Donald William Schattschneider was born on July 23, 1930 in Frazee, MN to Adolph and Emma Buehler Schattschneider. He grew up and attended Parochial and Elementary school in Vergas, MN, and graduated from Frazee High School in 1948. Don served in the U.S. Army from 1952-1953. He was based in Bethel, Alaska, where he flew Army National Guard Instructors in for training. On August 26, 1954 Don was united in marriage to Marion Mistelske in Moorhead, MN. Don apprenticed at Ratz Electric in Detroit Lakes for 19 years before starting his own business, Schatts Electric in 1969. He loved and valued his work and was proud to have his son and grandson work with him in the family business. Don worked on the day he died. Don liked to be involved in many things. He was a member of the Elks, Eagles, VFW, DAV, and Zion Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes. He was a very dedicated member of the American Legion, serving as a past Commander, chairman of the Legionville Campground, and board member of Brainerd Legionville. He was also very community involved, being instrumental in the inception of the Boys and Girls Club and the Veteran's Memorial Park in Detroit Lakes. He also served as the Chairman of Lakeview Township for 16 years. Don also had many interests, including aviation, wood carving, and scuba diving. In past years he taught diving for the Becker County Dive Rescue Team. He also enjoyed camping, traveling, dogs, and was recently learning to bake bread. He is survived by his wife Marion; three sons, Joe (Gloria), of Detroit Lakes, MN; Glen (Robin), of Detroit Lakes, MN; and Adam, of Bluffton, OH; one daughter, Jill Petree, of Detroit Lakes, MN; five grandchildren, Bobbi Jo (Wayne) Koons, of Detroit Lakes, MN; Jesse (Gloria) Schattschneider, of Detroit Lakes, MN; Dallas Petree, of Detroit Lakes, MN; and Leah and Haley Schattschneider, of Bluffton, OH; four great grandchildren, Ellie, James, Addison, and Bethany Schattschneider; brother in law, Orvin Burnside; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Dolores Burnside and his parents.