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Russell "Donald" Stevens, 85, of Bloomington, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014

He is survived by Marita, his wife of 63 years; sons, Mark (Cynthia) of Spirit Lake, Iowa and Mike (Beth) of Waverly, Iowa; six grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.

Don's family started coming to Lake Belle Taine from their home in Kansas

City, Mo. in 1939. He and Marita honeymooned at the log cabin. He loved

talking to people and enjoyed boating, fishing and tubing with his wife,

children and grandchildren over the years.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cindy Kennedy; parents, Russell and Katharine; brother, David; and sister, Marilyn Burnett.

Don's body was donated to the University of Minnesota Anatomy Bequest Program and Lions Eye Bank.

Memorial service: 2

p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 at Peace Lutheran Church in Bloomington.