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Donald Razink

Donald L. Razink, age 79, of Benson, died Monday at St. Cloud Hospital.

Funeral services will be Friday Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Benson, with Pastor Gary Brandenburg officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4 at the church and will continue for one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Arrangements are with the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.

Donnie Lavern Razink was born December 13, 1930 in Clontarf, Minnesota, the son of Paul John and Sarah (Halvorson) Razink. He grew up in Clontarf, and attended school in Danvers. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War as a motor pool mechanic. He married Violet Cummings in 1955. On July 12, 1974, Donald married Linda Riley. They were blessed with 36 years of marriage.

Donnie worked as an electrician for Knutson's for 26 years. He then became self employed as a carpenter and handyman until he retired at age 62. He was a lifetime member of the VFW. Among the things he enjoyed were camping, fishing, playing cards, shooting pool, throwing horseshoes, and especially visiting with his grandkids, family and friends. Donnie was called from this life on Monday, November 1, 2010 at the St. Cloud Hospital. He attained the age of 79 years, 10 months, and 18 days.

Donnie is survived by his wife Linda of Benson; his son Steven (Jeanna) Razink of Shevlin, MN; eight grandchildren: Jonathan (Kristina) Razink, David (Tara) Razink, Stacy Razink, Justin (Stephanie) Wrobleski, Rob Strand, Stacy (Craig) Callstrom, Jennifer (John) Goodall; six great grandchildren: Carter, Madison, Zachary, Jace, Mason, Azura, and one on the way; step grandchildren: Mike and Paul Strand; siblings: Margaret (Orin) Ellingson of Benson and Delmer (Joan) Razink of Benson; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents Paul and Sara; sons Bradley and Jeffrey; sister Evelyn Harlow and brother Paul Razink.