Delano "Don" Quinnell 1935–2020 Faribault —Delano "Don" Quinnell, age 85, of Faribault died peacefully on Sunday, December 13, 2020, at his home. Private family services will be held at Boldt Funeral Home on Friday, December 18, 2020 with Pastor Janet White officiating. Interment will be at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault with military rites provided by the Rice County Central Veterans Association. Delano C. "Don" Quinnell, the son of Emil and Clara (Slette) Quinnell, was born September 8, 1935 in Webster. He graduated from Randolph High School and served in the U.S. Army. Don married Dixie Lee Goodwin on August 13, 1955 in Cannon Falls. He was previously employed with the railroad as an engineer for seven years and as an agent with State Farm Insurance, Faribault for 35 years. Don was active with the Faribo Sno-Go Club, Faribault Elks and was formerly active with Masonic Lodge #9 A.F. & A.M. as a 33rd Degree Grandmaster Free Mason. He enjoyed snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, boating, bowling, baseball and spending time up north with his family at his cabin. He is survived by his children, Jay Quinnell of Faribault, Tim (and Nancy Miller) Quinnell of Elko New Market, Jill (and David) Hanson of Faribault and Dean (and Kim) Quinnell of Faribault; special friend, Irene Floren of Faribault; eight grandchildren, Alex (and Allie), Ethan and Abby Quinnell, Mitchell Hanson, Morgan (and Ryan) Benrud, Mason Hanson (and Dave Mohr), Kyle and Raena Quinnell; one great granddaughter, Penelope Benrud; two sisters, Naomi Quinnell of Faribault and Janice Rappe of Faribault; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dixie; daughter in law, Nancy Saufferer Quinnell; siblings, Lorraine (and Oscar) Alstad; Harlan (and Joan) Quinnell, Arlene (and Les) Benson, Elden "Hunts" (and Bette) Quinnell and Curtis Quinnell; brother in law, Robert (and Mary) Goodwin. Visit boldtfuneralhome.com for information and guest book.
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