Donald Lyle BraatenDonald Lyle Braaten, age 72, LaPorte (formerly Crookston), died Monday, December 31, 2012 at LaPorte, MN.
Donald was born on July 31, 1940 in McVille, ND, son of Theodore and Cleo Braaten. He grew up at Tolna, ND and attended schools there and in McVille. He served in the US Army in Maine and in Korea, following the Korean Conflict. He worked at Campbell Farms in Grand Forks, a turkey farm at Staples and then with JR Simplot as a mechanic. He lived in Wadena, East Grand Forks and then Crookston, before moving to Thief River Falls, where he spent four years and then to LaPorte, where he has lived the past six years.