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Donald "Don" Willing


Don Willing, age 82, of Warsaw, passed away February 17, 2013.

A memorial service will be held at Boldt Funeral home in Faribault on Saturday, March 23 at 10:00 a.m. Private interment and military rites will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.

A memorial visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault for one half hour prior to the service.

He was veteran of the Korean Conflict. Don and Ellen were proud proprietors of Willing Campground in Warsaw for 40 years.

He was preceded in death by beloved wife, Ellen, siblings Fran, Ted, and Marilyn and parents, Mary and Ernest.

He is survived by family including Gail and Dave, Ken and Jan, Roger and Maggie, Dave and Pam; grandchildren and great grandchildren; siblings Carolyn and Ray, many dear campground friends.


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Name: Bubba Vietz
Date: Friday March 22, 2013


Don was a good neighbor to our family for many years and a friend as well. He would always come over to talk when we fished at the bridge and always had a smile when I'd stop in to visit. He really enjoyed the pears from my tree's and it seemed like it took very little to make him happy. Another of a great generation has left us. Here's to you my friend.

Name: Larry Kathy Mensing
Date: Wednesday March 20, 2013


Don will really be missed. We had lived out there for about 6 years. We are thinking of Don&Ellen and the family they left behind.We loved to camp out there to this last year. We will miss then very must.

Name: Richard Cook
Date: Tuesday March 19, 2013


I am so sorry to read that my good friend, Don, recently passed away. I am out of the country but feel saddened just the same in pause. I enjoyed stopping in to take a break from my bike ride for some long talks with Don and Ellen. I enjoyed Don's perspective and positive attitude and his loving care of Ellen and his campers. He showed me more than once his wounds from his proud service to our country during the Korean Conflict. I know he was proud of his immediate and extended family. What a Great Guy with many memories of a full life. Dick Cook

Name: Connie Jenson
Email: ceeandkjay@comcast.net
Date: Monday March 18, 2013


We are so sorry for the loss of Don. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Kent & I have been campers at Willing campground for 19 years. We have many wonderful memories from the past summers. We will miss Don and have missed Ellen very much. Two of the nicest people you could ever meet. We will miss playing cards and having our Christmas in October party in the shelter. Having fun around the campfires with our dear friends and all of the wonderful weekends that we have spent there.