June 24, 1932 ~ October 31, 2011
Donald W. Gooselaw, 79, Fargo passed away Monday, October 31, 2011 at Bethany Retirement Living, Fargo.
Don was born on June 24, 1932 in St. Vincent, MN, to James and Ione (Kocian) Gooselaw. Upon moving to Grand Forks with his family, Don attended St. Michaels Elementary School and graduated from St. James Academy in 1951. After attending Mohler Barber College, Fargo, Don enlisted in the U.S. Navy on December 14, 1951. Don served as a barber on the repair ship USS Delta during the Korean conflict. Don was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy on November 30, 1955.
Don moved back to Moorhead after his discharge and attended New York Beauty School. Don married Dolores Maiers in September, 1958. They had three daughters, Jamie, Marianne and Renee. They owned and operated several businesses in the F-M Area, including The Sports Bar, The Fashion Villa and most notably Mr. Don's State College of Beauty. Don was known for his love of sports. He played in many softball leagues and also coached the Fargo Blazers Hockey Team.
During his retirement, Don was involved in the Roger Maris Celebrity Golf Tournament and enjoyed working and playing golf at Edgewood Golf Course. Don was also a proud member of multiple fraternal organizations.
Don is survived by his children, Jamie (Adrian) Lund, Chesterfield, MO, Marianne (Joe) Johnson, Fargo, ND, and Renee (Murry) Herrmann, Detroit Lakes, MN, brother, James (Lorraine) Gooselaw, Detroit Lakes, MN, and sister, Margaret (Ron) Cleem, St. Vincent, MN.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Dolores, sister, Mary Jane Barsness and two grandchildren, Ruby Lund and Nicholas Herrmann.