OBITUARY

Donald H. Money

July 12, 1931June 13, 2018
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Don Money, 86, of Andover Minnesota passed away on June 13th 2018 surrounded by his loving family.

~Celebration of Life~ Grace Lutheran Church, 13655 Round Lake Blvd, Andover, Minnesota 55304. Visitation at 10am, Services at 11am, Burial 2pm.

Don was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on July 12th 1931. He graduated from Murray High School in 1950, was then drafted into the Army in 1951. He was honorably discharged in Feb 1954 and married his sweetheart Lola Durant in April that year. Don worked at Honeywell for 31 years as an engineering Tech, then an electronics teacher at Anoka Vo-tech for 2 years. He then started his 2nd career at Dahlquist Machine delivering parts around the cities part time for 21 years.

Don loved life, his family beyond words, hunting, fishing, golf, bowling and time spent with family and friends at the family lake cabin and of course he always had a joke or two.

He is survived by his Wife, Lola Money; Children, David Money, Lynn Fountain(Ken), Lisa Money, Darwin Money(Alynn); 7 Grandchildren; 7 Great-grandchildren.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his Wife, Lola Money; Children, David Money, Lynn Fountain(Ken), Lisa Money, Darwin Money(Alynn); 7 Grandchildren; 7 Great-grandchildren
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ryan Money
  • Jerrid Money
  • Justin Noyed
  • Ben Lyons
  • Brad Swanson
  • Ted Durant

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, June 20, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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Lisa Money

June 23, 2018

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I know in my heart that Dad is ok, because the night he passed, after we were back at home and exhausted, ready to drop yet with so much anxiety we could not sleep, Dave & I decided to go out on the deck and make a toast to the greatest man ever. A couple minutes later I looked up in the sky and could see an “X” & an “O”, the wind had started to smear them a bit but you could tell what they were….
Dad used to sign his text to me with an “X” and an “O”
We did do it right – NO REGRETS~

Lisa Money

June 23, 2018

No Regrets~
Words spoken at the service by Lisa Money~
I had a dear friend tell me last week “You guys did it right! No Regrets!” He was right!
We did do it right…
Dad has been our Teacher, our Mentor, our Rock, our World. He taught us all to be the best “us” we could be and to work hard for what you want. He loves his whole family beyond words and the feeling was and still is mutual.
We did do it right, we learned from the best set of parents who both have such big hearts and knew just when to put their foot down.
After we were all adults we left the nest to raise our own families. Then, we all bonded again, not only as family but as friends too. It is such a blessing to know that is something we will have forever.
Dad was the light in a room wherever he went, and always had a new joke to tell. Laughter heals the soul he would say. Dad was always able to find at least a little laughter even when he was not having a good day… On June 2nd this year while he was in the hospital getting sicker, the doctor had come in and was explaining a few things and when he finished he asked us all if we had any questions and Dad spoke right up and asked: Are you single? We all smiled, I was standing right next to him and I replied No Dad…he’s wearing a wedding ring… He then looked over at the male nurse and I leaned over and told him that he had a wedding ring too… Dad got up the energy to smile and said: “I just had to try” Of course we all smiled and giggled. His love is so selfless and knowing that we have had that for so many years, makes us all feel so blessed! That is the kind of love that never goes away no matter what.
The other thing he told me that same day was: “It’s going to get worse before it gets better”. I’m sure he knew what was going on and didn’t want us to worry before we had to. He could always make a bad day seem a little better. Family was always first.
Con't.~

Dawnette Hovorka

June 23, 2018

So many wonderful memories of up at the cabin when I was younger! I always will remember the "fire in the hole" with the cannon. I also remember being at the cabin with Mike & running through your cabin in the middle of the night banging the pots & pans! I will also remember his great hugs & all his jokes & wonderful smile!

Andy Dosch

June 23, 2018

Don used to jokingly refer to my car as a "Rustang". I loved the story he told us of Lola admiring the piliated woodpecker that landed on their deck until it proceeded to jack-hammer chunks of wood out of the deck.

Ross Braastad

June 23, 2018

Best jokes ever. Always had a smile on his face & enjoyed life to the fullest!

Bruce & Brenda

June 23, 2018

Don & Lola's sense of humor! At Bruce's 50th birthday party they gave Bruce a very fun pillow, a boobie pillow, Don you were an awesome friend.

Vicki Carey

June 23, 2018

So much love and laughter thru many years!

Louise Kampmann

June 23, 2018

He had the best jokes!

Jeff Dahlquist

June 20, 2018

Don was a wonderful ambassador for Dahlquist Machine. We are very grateful that he chose to have a second career and share his life with so many people. He visited with all of our customers and suppliers in the metro area. When he took vacation in the summer, for his birthday, I would sometimes fill in for him. Everyone wanted to know when he was coming back and if I was just a hired temp. I enjoyed his jokes immensely. Sometimes I would hold his paycheck just so he would have to come to my office to get it. Then, I would ask him the joke of the day. He never let me down. Don started his own division with the company. I always called him the delivery driver but he informed me that he was the Dahlquist Machine Mobile Division. Don was an inspiration to me and many people here with his hard work and dedication. We all miss him very much. Rest in peace my friend.

Ron and Carol Ziegler

June 19, 2018

Our sympathies to the Money family. Always enjoyed waving to Don and his passengers as they cruised the lake on his pontoon!

Biography

Don Money, 86, of Andover Minnesota passed away on June 13th 2018 surrounded by his loving family.


~Celebration of Life~
Grace Lutheran Church,
13655 Round Lake Blvd,
Andover, Minnesota 55304.
Visitation at 10am,
Services at 11am, Burial 2pm.

Don was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on July 12th 1931. He graduated from Murray High School in 1950, was then drafted into the Army in 1951. He was honorably discharged in Feb 1954 and married his sweetheart Lola Durant in April that year.
Don worked at Honeywell for 31 years as an engineering Tech, then an electronics teacher at Anoka Vo-tech for 2 years. He then started his 2nd career at Dahlquist Machine delivering parts around the cities part time for 21 years.

Don loved life, his family beyond words, hunting, fishing, golf, bowling and time spent with family and friends at the family lake cabin and of course he always had a joke or two.

He is survived by his Wife, Lola Money; Children, David Money, Lynn Fountain(Ken), Lisa Money, Darwin Money(Alynn); 7 Grandchildren; 7 Great-grandchildren.