Person Donald H., age 76, of Burnsville succumbed to congestive heart failure/chronic lung disease. He passed away, December 27 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Alta Person. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Lila ``Lee'' of 43 years, and his two sons, Cameron Person and Rev. David (Susan) Reiten, two grandchildren, Christopher and Carey Reiten of Grand Rapids, MN. Also survived by his brother, Kenneth (Pearl) Person of Augusta, GA; niece, Karen Person; nephew, Gregory Person; grand niece, Jennifer Person; beloved God-child, Leslie Kitchings, and many other relatives and friends. Don graduated from Montevideo High School, member of National Honors Society, in 1943. He farmed with his father, in Watson, MN and worked construction in Greenland. He enrolled in Pre-veterinary in Ames, IA and graduated from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1959. Don's private practice was first established in Granite Falls, MN, followed by 32½ years of service for the USDA-APHIS-Veterinary Services. During this time, he was assigned as Station Epidemiologist in Puerto Rico and Minnesota. In 1973, he was accepted in the Veterinary Administrative Development Program (VADP), with training in Florida, Texas, Mexican border stations, Quarantine Station in Clifton, NJ, and administrative training in Hyattsville, MD. Other positions include Acting Import-Export Director, Miami, FL., Director of Minnesota State/Federal Brucellosis Lab at University of Minnesota, District Veterinarian, North and South Carolina in Raleigh, NC, and Veterinarian-in-charge at Pierre, SD. When he retired, at age 72, he was Veterinarian-in-charge of USDA-Veterinary Services in St. Paul, MN. He was admired and respected for his loyalty, integrity, and generosity. After a full and well-lived life, Don will be missed by those who knew and loved him. A Memorial Service will be scheduled at White Funeral Home, in Burnsville, at a later date.

Published on December 30, 2001

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