Donald Gene Aker, age 60, of San Tan Valley, AZ, passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at his home of cancer.
Donald was born on June 13, 1955, in Crookston, MN, the son of Knute and Pearl (Erickson) Aker. He grew up in East Grand Forks, MN, and graduated from East Grand Forks Senior High School in 1973. He farmed with Gene and Margaret Sondreal in rural Reynolds, ND, until 1979. He then moved to Grand Forks and worked for CL Linfoot, McFarland Sheet Metal, and D and D of Manvel, ND. He then moved to Lake Elmo, MN, and worked for New Mech in Minneapolis, MN, as Superintendent of the Sheet Metal Divisions until his retirement. He then moved to Warroad, MN, and in 2015 moved to Arizona.
Donald is survived by his children, Brian Aker of San Tan Valley, AZ, and Amy (Ben) Erickson of Minneapolis, MN; parents, Knute and Pearl Aker of East Grand Forks, MN; 3 grandchildren, Josie, Annabel, and Milly; sisters, Peggy Schraeder of East Grand Forks, MN, and Joy Nesvig of Fargo, ND; and many more nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Brittnay Aker.
Memorial Service: 2:00 pm~ Friday, April29, 2016, at Dahl Funeral Home, 2029 Central Ave NW, East Grand Forks, MN 56721
Visitation: One Hour Beforehand
Inurnment: Calvary Cemetery ~ Grand Forks, ND
Online Guestbook: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com
Arrangements By: Dahl Funeral Home ~ East Grand Forks, Minnesota