Memorial services for Donald Bahr of Morris, MN will be Friday, March 4, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris, with Reverend Matt Orendorff officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris. Burial will be in Summit Cemetery in Morris.
Donald Keith Bahr was born to Edward and Laveta (Martin) Bahr on January 29, 1930, on the family farm in Elbow Lake Township in Grant County, Minnesota. He was united in marriage to Bergetta Smith on November 28, 1950. The couple made their home near Donald’s father Ed and brother Jerry, to start their family. The three gentlemen would help on each other’s farms by feeding the cattle, to harvesting the crops. Don and Bergetta raised their two children, Deborah and Russell in the Morris area, before building their own house in town. He was proud of their house in Morris. He had done all the designing himself, leaving him with a great view of the Pomme de Terre River. Bergetta passed away on April 24, 1996. Don married Donna Eystad on January 3, 1998, and she passed away on July 26, 2010.
Donald was a patient, hard working man, who knew when to crack a good joke. He was smart with his earnings and invested them wisely. He was able to retire in his mid-fifties to travel the country with Bergetta in their motor home. They made many friends on their many adventures and would keep in contact to travel together. Family was so important to Donald. He was a talented soap stone carver and maker of jewelry and belt buckles; he always gifted his best work to those he loved. Don adored the Minnesota Vikings and would not miss a game. He was a gifted shooter bringing home many trapshooting trophies and awards.
Donald passed away Sunday, February 27, 2022, in the care of West Wind Village of Morris, MN. He was 92 years old.
Donald will be greatly missed by his daughter, Deborah (Chuck) Huss of Plymouth; his son, Russell (Brenda) Bahr of Capistrano Beach, CA; five grandchildren, Keith “Grizz” Bahr and Rachel “Mandy” (Mark Baldwin) Bahr, Shannon Huss, Mikki (Adam) Fagan and Casey (Brandon) Krebsbach; seven great-grandchildren, Jaxon and Oliver Baldwin, Addie MacKinnon, Reese and Huck Fagan and Kenna and Charlie Krebsbach and one brother, Jerry (Sharon) Bahr of Morris. He was preceded in death by his wives, Bergetta and Donna; his parents and one brother, James.
Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangements for Don.