Donald Howard Elvester, 96, formerly of the Como Park area, died July 8, 2016, in Phoenix, Ariz.

Don was born last in a family of 13 brothers and sisters to Lena and John Elvester in Cyrus, Minn. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service and loved wintering in Florida and traveling, especially to Norway, his parents’ homeland. He was a proud U.S. Army veteran serving in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Charlotte and Ferne; longtime companion, Eileen Teal, and daughter Cheryl LaBarre. He is survived by his daughter Lynn (Bill) Graham; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

His funeral service was held July 18 at Como Park Lutheran Church, with interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials can be given to the church.

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