Sept. 30, 1921-Feb. 4, 2010
Donald R. Britton, 88, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, February 4, 2010 at his home.
Don was born the son of Harry and Edna (Peck) Britton on September 30, 1921, in Detroit Lakes. He was educated in Detroit Lakes and attended agriculture school in Crookston, Minn. As a young man, Don was in the Civilian Conservation Corps and later enlisted in the United States Navy, serving on the U.S.S. Salt Lake City.
After receiving an honorable discharge, Don started to work as a lineman for Yellowstone Valley Coop in Huntley, Mont., and continued to work there for 23 years. In 1968, he moved to Bremerton, Wash., and continued to work as a lineman for Puget Sound Power and Light until his retirement in 1982.
Don was married to Doris Halverson on August 7, 1972 in Bremerton, Wash. In 1987 they moved to Detroit Lakes, and for the last 18 years would spend their winters in Arizona.
Don was a member of the VFW, American Legion and the U.S.S. Salt Lake City Association. He enjoyed fishing, boating, hunting, woodworking and woodcrafts.
Surviving Don are his wife, Doris Britton of Detroit Lakes; one son, Neil (Linda) Britton of Preston, Minn.; two daughters, Pam (Ken) Gulseth of Detroit Lakes and Donna (Jeff) David of Bremerton, Wash.; nine grandchildren, Aliesha and Janelle Britton, Craig (Lori) Britton, Ross Britton, Allen (Amy) Gulseth, Mark (Merideth) Gulseth, Kari Gulseth, Dana Hoffman and Tawni; 20 great grandchildren; three sisters, Marj (Jerome) Leegard of Callaway, Betty Klomstad of Detroit Lakes and Peggy (Lyle) Leegard of Detroit Lakes; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding Don in death were his parents; granddaughter, Leanne Gulseth; and brother-in-law, Donald Klomstad.
A memorial service is set for 11 a.m. Monday, February 8 at West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, with Pastor Wade Dutton officiating. Visitation will be for one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
Those wanting to share memories and condolences online are invited to use the messages of sympathy section at www.westkjos.com.