Donald L. “Grandpa Dear” Everett,


Donald L. “Grandpa Dear” Everett, age 89 of rural Cleveland, died Monday, February

11, 2014 at the Benedictine Living Community in St. Peter. Funeral service will be 2:00

p.m. on Saturday, February 15 at Church of Christ in Cleveland. Rev. John Kester will

officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at the church. Interment will

be in the Ottawa Cemetery.

Donald was born on June 14, 1924 to LaForest and Olive (Hert) Everett in Ottawa. He

graduated from St. Peter High School in 1943. He married Eunice Meservey at Gray’s

Bay in Wayzata in 1951. He was a 65 year member of Twin Cities Carpenters and

Joiners Union. He enjoyed music, working in the woods, bird watching and spending

time with his wife and family.

Donald is survived by his wife, Eunice; children, Mabel “Meg” (Mike) Lawrence of

Cleveland, Patrick James (Bev) Everett of Cleveland and Linda “Kukla (William) Bloom

of Cleveland; 6 dear grandchildren; 11 beloved great grandchildren; sister, Beverly

Robinson of Cleveland and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; 3 infant brothers and sister, Marian Pettis.