The Peterson Chapel – Buffalo
Thursday, April 9th
Donald Joseph Bobleter of Buffalo, passed away on April 5, 2009 at his home he built on Lake Pulaski.
Don was born in Robbinsdale to Joseph and Elona Harriet Bobleter. After graduating from Robbinsdale High School, Don found his passion for carpentry work. Don jointly owned and operated Don-Al Builders. Don then worked at North Memorial Hospital, first in Security and then the Maintenance Department where he retired 26 years later. Coinciding with his employments, in 1953 he started as a volunteer firefighter and became the Assistant Fire Chief for the City of Crystal. He loved volunteering as a firefighter and did this until 1979. His passion was to help others and with his knowledge he could fix anything. An avid car collector, Don enjoyed refurbishing collector cars and going to car shows. Don also took pleasure in antiques of all kinds, woodworking, hunting, fishing, boating and spending enjoyable times with family and friends.
Don is survived by his wife, Jean; daughters: Barbara (Robert) McKenzie, Cushing, Becky (Joe) Smith, Liberty, UT and Bonnie (Jamie) Willeck, Eden Prairie, brothers: Robert, Maple Grove, and John “Jack” (Janice) Aitkin; grandchildren: Emily Johnson, Brent McKenzie, Brianna (Michael) Diemer, Elizabeth (Samuel) Dohle, Matthew (Megan) Smith, Claire Willeck and Grace Willeck; great-grandchildren: Thomas Diemer and Alana Dohle; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Paulette Johnson; Sister, Wanda Rude; and grandson, Andrew Johnson.
A Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 PM Thursday, April 9th at the Peterson Chapel – Buffalo. Visitation begins at 5:00 PM.
Memorials to North Memorial Hospice are preferred in lieu of Flowers.