12/31/12 - 4:48pm
Merle Donovan “Don” Bygness
Minnesota and Arizona
Merle Donovan “Don” Bygness passed away at age 90 on Dec. 28, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd, Minn., following a brief hospitalization for bilateral pneumonia.
Don was a proud World War II (USN) veteran (1942-1946), born in Lake Township, Humboldt County, Iowa, in 1922; graduate of Waldorf and St. Olaf colleges; dedicated teacher and school administrator in Renwick and New Hampton, Iowa; popular and award-winning agent and manager for Farm Bureau Insurance Co. in Humboldt, Sac and Emmet counties, Iowa.