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Donald Jahr

September 27, 1924 - October 12, 2017

Funeral Service - Tuesday

October 17, 2017
- 2:00 PM

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ulen, MN

Visitation - Tuesday

October 17, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ulen, MN


Boulger Funeral Home

Donald Jahr

September 27, 1924 - October 12, 2017


Donald L. Jahr, 93, Ulen, MN died, Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Viking Manor Nursing Home.

Donald L. Jahr was born September 27, 1924, the youngest of seven children of Olof and Susie Jahr. He was born and grew up on a farm in Section 3 Highland Grove Township, east of Hitterdal, MN. He was confirmed in Hitterdal and graduated from Hitterdal High School. He farmed with his family and drove school bus for many years.

On July, 4, 1963, he met Clarice Gibson, the love of his life. They were married on November 28 of the same year. The couple made their home on the Jahr family home.

He worked at the Detroit Lakes Post Office Section Center and retired in 1988. The couple moved to Moorhead in 1992 and lived there for 12 years, moving back to Ulen in 2004.

Donald is survived by his daughters, Marsha Olson; Ulen, Julie (John) Anderson; Hitterdal, son John Jahr; Willmar, MN, daughter-in-law, Melanie Gibson; Middleburg, FL; 7 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Alice Nickoley, nieces, nephews, and many friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Clarice, 5 siblings; son, Howard “Gib” Gibson, son-in-law, Richard Olson, Sr., grandchildren, Dwayne Gibson, Virginia Gibson, and 4 infant great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 1-2 PM followed by the funeral at 2 PM Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ulen.


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7 responses to “Donald Jahr”

  1. Keith and Peggy Malakowsky says:

    Sorry to hear about Donald Jar. Donny as us kids called him when he was driving bus was one of my favorite bus drivers. He knew I like windmills and weather so every time I talked to him he would bring that up. He was a very nice man and will be missed. Prayers and thoughts go out to the family.

  2. Dr. Paul Hendrickson says:

    I enjoyed sitting for over 25 years by Don in the Ulen Band with his baritone and my trombone. We always had a nice visit between songs. We have been blessed with his presence.// Dr. Paul Hendrickson

  3. Jean & Kevin Syverson says:

    John, I first knew you from our outreach team “New Creation” at Concordia and then became friends with Don & Clarice at Peace Lutheran Church. They were special to our family as our son’s mentors during confirmation. We have been blessed by the Jahr family. Now, in Christ, Don is a New Creation and is with his beloved Clarice and his Lord & Savior. Love to you, John!

  4. Scott Nickoley says:

    Thoughts and prayers to the Jahr family from the Nickoley’s. Great Uncle Don will be missed. 🙂

  5. Myles & Bev Marchand says:

    Our family was blessed by Uncle Don’s presence! He was a wonderful Dad for Gib,Marsha & Julie and when he and Auntie Clarice had John we were so happy for them! His love of music not only blessed his family it blessed us in countless ways. We were proud of his singing and instrumentals. Uncle Don’s love of family was evident from the way he interacted with all of us. We’re going to miss him but the amazing memories we have of the fun times we’ve shared will never be forgotten. Heaven surely needed another talented angel…

  6. Dave Flach says:

    I will miss seeing Donald- God bless all of you as you morn his passing- great to know he is a main of faith.

  7. Melanie Berg says:

    I have good memories visiting with Don and Clarice on their farm.
    Don will be missed.

    My love to the family.

    Melanie Berg

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