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Donald Hayunga

Donald Hayunga, age 82, of Raymond, died unexpectedly on Wednesday morning, June 28, at his home in rural Raymond.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 1, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Raymond. Interment will be in the church cemetery with military honors provided by Austin F. Hanscom American Legion Post 167 of Willmar. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 30, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Raymond and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

Donald Wayne Hayunga was born May 9, 1935 in Raymond, Minnesota, the son of Elbertus and Minnie (Luck) Hayunga. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clara City. He grew up and received his education in the Raymond community, graduating from Raymond High School in 1953. Don served in the National Guard for nine years. He married Marion Steffen in May 1954 and two daughters, Patricia and Barbara, were born to their marriage. Don worked in sales for Steffen Implement in Raymond and drove truck for Prinsco.

Don was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Raymond and American Legion Post 167 in Willmar. He enjoyed his family, fishing, hunting, and flying his two airplanes. Don was known for his awesome sense of humor and his positive attitude.

He is survived by his wife, Marion of Raymond; his daughters, Patricia (and Raymond) Gilman of Cottage Grove, and Barbara (and Ronald) Madison of Alexandria; grandchildren, Shane Madison, Cory (and Kallie) Madison, Heather Jacobson, and Tyler Jacobson; great-grandchildren, Anissya Martinez and Knox Madison; a sister, Eunice (and Ervin) Dahlke; sisters-in-law, Doris Olson, Mildred Radunz and Gwen Steffen; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Francis.

Don's family would like to extend a special thank you to the Raymond Ambulance Squad.

Cemetery Details

St. John's Lutheran Cemetery

Raymond, MN, 56282


JUN 30. 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

St. John's Lutheran Church

401 Day Street PO Box 175

Raymond, MN, US, 56282


JUL 1. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

St. John's Lutheran Church

401 Day Street PO Box 175

Raymond, MN, US, 56282



JUL 1. 11:00 AM

St. John's Lutheran Church

401 Day Street PO Box 175

Raymond, MN, US, 56282

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I remember Don giving me a ride in his airplane. I was scared to death to go into little airplanes, but Don talked me into going and said he would not scare me. So Steve and I went with them to Willmar and went for a ride in his plane. He kept his word did not scare me and pretty soon I was looking out the windows straight down. This took place back when I had the cafe(Jody's Kitchen). He would always come in and visit when he was in town. He was a wonder person and will be missed by many.Our deepest condolences,Jody and Steve Steffen

Jody Steffen - June 29, 2017 at 11:47 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers to the family of U.S. Army National Guard Veteran Donald Hayunga. We thank Donald for his honorable and faithful service.From The American Legion Post 167 of Willmar.

Larry Haglund - June 29, 2017 at 08:27 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Floor Plant for Sympathy was purchased for the family of Donald W. Hayunga.

June 30, 2017 at 09:42 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM