Born: June 8, 1946
Died: April 21, 2019
Date: Sunday, April 28
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, Northwood
Location: State Line Cemetery, Northwood
Donald Alvin Arrett, 72 of Gordonsville, MN, formerly of Northwood, IA, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at home surrounded by his daughters and granddaughter from terminal cancer. Visitation will be Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, Northwood, IA. Burial will be held at a later date at Stateline Cemetery, Northwood.
Donald was born on June 8, 1946 in Freeborn County, Minnesota. He was the son of Lawrence and Evelyn (Barber) Arrett. Donald attended Northwood – Kensett School.
Donald married Francene Siebrecht in September 1965 to which two daughters were born, Sandra and Kimberly. They later divorced. Donald married Deborah Patrick in May 1981. Deborah passed in October 2015.
Donald enjoyed his daily drives, news, listening to radio, and watching the Vikings. Donald worked a variety of jobs in his lifetime, Mooney Painting, Turnbull Tire, Winnebago Industries, coal mine (when Don and Deb lived in Texas) and Sorenson Bros. where Donald was a heavy equipment operator for 33 years until his retirement.
He is survived by his: daughters, Sandy (Rex) Swalve of Garner, IA, Kim Soost of Buffalo Center, IA; grandchildren, Matthew Sandberg, Zachary Swalve, April Soost; great-grandchildren, Mikayla, Jaymie and Dana Simmons; sister, Karen Hove; many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his: wife, Deborah; parents, Lawrence and Evalyn Arrett; brothers, Robert and James Arrett; sister, Lois Patterson; brother-in-law, Charles Hove; and nephew, Todd Hove.