Donald E. Endres
Don Endres, age 64, of Brainerd, Minnesota passed away on January 31, 2016 at his home. Don was born on October 3, 1951 to Robert and Joanne (Turcotte) Endres. He graduated from Brainerd High School in 1970. After graduation, he started the early part of his railroad career as a shop laborer with Burlington Northern. In December of 1970 he joined the US Air Force and proudly served his country until September of 1974. He returned to Brainerd and resumed his railroad career as an electrician, which he held until the early 80's when he became an equipment shop foreman, until his retirement in September of 1999.
He was a wonderful and proud husband, father and grandfather.
Throughout his life he enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family and friends.
Don was a volunteer fireman for the city of Brainerd from 1980 to 1986.
Don is survived by his wife, Peg of 40 years; daughter, Tonya Albertson (Ryan); son, Martin Endres; grandson, Nolan; and sister, Suzanne Endres.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Bob Endres.
Services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd with Pastor Lilja Behr officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday from 5-7 p.m. and will continue the hour prior to services at the funeral home on Saturday. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery with military honors provided by the Brainerd V.F.W. and American Legion Color Guard. Lunch to follow at the Brainerd V.F.W.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Bethany Good Samaritan Hospice, 24090 Smiley Road, Suite 200, Nisswa, MN 56468. Arrangements are with Nelson-Doran Funeral Home, Brainerd, MN.