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Donald Lane Jasch

June 2, 1922 — April 3, 2016

Donald Lane Jasch was called home to the Lord on April 3, 2016 after a long life of 93 years, with his family beside him. Don was born in Crookston, MN, on June 2, 1922, the son of Ernest and Emma (Beamer) Jasch. Don loved his wife, Esther (Tovson) Jasch, whom he married on Aug 15, 1943. He still loves his wife after being married for 72 years. Together they had five children, Lois Plasschart (Dennis) of California City, CA, Harvey (Mary)Jasch of Detroit Lakes, twins Arnold Jasch and Arlene Hilmer (Rick) of Ft Worth TX, and Jonathon of Detroit Lakes. Donald was preceded in death by his parents Ernest and Emma Jasch, sons, Harvey and Arnold Jasch, daughter-in-law, Becky Jasch, brother Orville, sisters Rosella and Cerilda.  His spirit will be carried on by his wife Esther and his children Lois, Arlene, Jonathon, sister, Gladys Wilke, and brother, Virgil Jasch. He was blessed with 11 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and 6 great great grandchildren. Don worked very hard his entire life. Before locating to Detroit Lakes in 1948 from Thief River Falls, he milked hundreds of dairy cows every day. Don bought his house in Detroit Lakes in 1949 which he lived in until he had to move to Diamond Willow. After moving to Detroit Lakes he became the milk man for Detroit Lakes delivering dairy products door to door for many years (during hot and very cold weather) until grocery stores took over the business of selling milk in their stores. He would finish his daily job, return home, and go butcher animals for farmers. Once retired from his milkman job at age 57, he continued to be the local butcher for the farmers around DL butchering 14,200 head of cattle. Every spring he would smoke thousands of suckers for the fishermen in the community. His hobby was buying acres of wooded land, clearing the land, and cutting the wood down to sell as firewood. Don was able to enjoy many adventures in life from working so hard, to include exclusive hunting trips to the North Pole in Alaska, Canada, Montana, Wyoming. He traveled to Guam, Europe (Switzerland, France, Holland, Germany, Italy, Belgium), and Hawaii seven times. Don's love of polka music sent them to polka fests all over the states.    Donald was given the gift of life and now we have to let him go. This is hard, but Donald will be reunited with his family and friends in heaven who he hasn't seen in a long time. His new mission will be listening and dancing to polka music and socializing to his heart's content. We will remember his smile, his love of hunting and his love of polka music. Family and friends on earth will celebrate his life on earth and wish him a safe journey until we meet again. In lieu of sorrow, express your love. Donald always smiled when someone entered a room. He always let them see his eyes light up. Again and again and again.
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