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Donald Lee Broughton, 79, passed away peacefully Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Carpenter House in Baton Rouge, La.

Don was born Feb. 17, 1935 in Hillsboro, Ohio. He graduated from Taylor High School in Cleves, Ohio where he excelled in academics.

He married the love of his life, Sharon (Ross) in 1957.

Don had a long career as a draftsman, machine shop foreman, and mechanical designer with Quantum Chemical Corporation while living on Schweitzerhoff Road in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Don was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing his entire life. He passed his passion for fishing onto generations of family members. He was a member of the Boondockers along with three of his closest friends Gene Benson, Adrian Smith and Nelson Brett. They took fishing trips together for over fifty years to most notably Basswood Lake, Rainy Lake and Menahga area lakes.

Don retired in 1994, and moved with his wife Sharon to Lower Twin Lake in Menahga. Don along with his dogs Thunder, Sally, Alex, and Russell enjoyed their daily ride to Pete's Conoco and Shell Sport and Bait to pick up the newspaper.

Don was a member of the Twin Lakes Association and active in Minnesota conservation efforts.

He is survived by his brother, James "Buck" Broughton; daughter-in-law, Kelly Broughton; daughter, Margaret Elizabeth Watson; son and daughter-in-law Don Jr. and Cindy Broughton; 11 grandchildren, Joseph Broughton, Arthur Davis "Spanky" Anthony Broughton, Rosalee Diane Davis, Joshua Lee Davis, Christina Anne Stanzak, Jonathan Daniel Stanzak, Katherine Mae Broughton, Rachel Eileen Broughton, Margaret Ann "Maggie" Broughton, Jessada "Jess" Paeratakul, Chalinee Paeratakul; three great-grandchildren, Shyla Hayden, Donovan Mildly Kellum and Michael Joseph Carl Broughton.

He is preceded in death by his father, Arthur Broughton; mother, Opal Broughton; son, Arthur Davis Broughton, and his wife Sharon Eileen Broughton.

Private memorial service will be held in his honor.