1-2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at First Lutheran Church, Fargo.
2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at First Lutheran Church, Fargo.
Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.
Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred.
Donald O. Braaten, 85, formerly of Fargo passed away Thursday, May 16 at Arthur, ND. Donald “Don” was born on May 16, 1928 at Kindred, ND.
He graduated from Kindred High School in 1946 and served in the United States Army from 1946-1948. Upon completion of his military service, Don married Eileen Oveson on December 31, 1949. They lived the majority of their lives in Fargo, ND. Don and Eileen enjoyed golfing and spending time at their lake home on Big Detroit and winter home in Mesa, AZ. Eileen passed away in 2009.
Don graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in Agricultural Economics in 1952. From 1952-1959 he was County Supervisor for the Farmers Home Administration. He and Eileen lived in Lakota, Steele, and LaMoure.
In 1959, they moved back to Fargo where Don began working for Fargo Investment Company selling and appraising farm real estate. For over 50 years, this became his true passion, as he was one of the very first specialists in farmland sales, a vocation he continued until his retirement in 2009. He was also president and a partner in Braaten & Qualey Land Company for many years and also served on numerous agricultural boards and committees. The smile on his face and his positive attitude showed he truly enjoyed his work.
Don is survived by sister, Helen Humphrey, Portland, OR. and sister-in-law, Mae Anderson, Fargo, ND
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Eileen, 4 sisters and 1 brother.