Payne, Douglas R. died on 2/28/2023 at the VA Hospital in Minneapolis. He was the son of Alvin B. and Matilda A. Payne (Schoen) and was born May 9, 1936 in rural Chippewa County, MN. He married Marion M. Morlock in Benson, MN on Sept 20, 1958. He attended rural school and the West Central School of Agriculture at Morris, MN and graduated from the University of Minnesota - College of Agriculture in 1960. He served two years in the US Army including a tour in West Germany. He retired from International Multifoods Corp. after 35 years of service in various capacities while living in the US, Venezuela, Canada, and Mexico. While in Mexico he was President of La Hacienda S. A. de C. V. (a livestock feed company) and after he retired he served for 10 years as a Member of the Board of Directors of FEMAC S.A (a Mexican holding company.) He was a member of Alpha Zeta (Honorary Agriculture Fraternity) and served on the Board of Directors of Feed Manufacturers Associations in the US, Canada, Mexico and Venezuela. He enjoyed flying, fishing, hunting, golf and traveling throughout the world with his wife. They spent their winters in Naples, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Matilda; brother, Eugene; and brother-in-law, Merle. Survived by his wife of 65 years, Marion; brother, Thomas; and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10AM with visitation one hour prior at St. Edwards Church, 9401 Nesbitt Ave. Bloomington, on Wednesday, March 8th. Burial will be at the Catholic Cemetery in Benson, MN. Memorials are requested to the Douglas and Marion Payne Rural Scholarship Fund at the University of Minnesota - Morris, MN. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Published on March 5, 2023

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