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SABBANN, Donald E. "Don" 1927-2013


Posted By: Connie Ellis (email)
Date: 9/3/2014 at 12:00:10

SOURCE: GLOBE GAZETTE, September 28, 2013, Mason City, Iowa
Contributor: Connie Ellis, friend of the family

Donald E. "Don" Sabbann, age 86, of Mason City, Iowa, died Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 30, at St. James Lutheran Church with Pastor Paul C. Nelson officiating. Interment will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Mason City.

Don was born August 15, 1927 in Monona, Iowa, the son of Ewald and Hilma (Klinge) Sabbann. He graduated from the Monona High School in 1944. Following high school he farmed in the Monona area. Don married Delores Wilson on May 31, 1947 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They moved to Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin where Don worked in broadcasting. Several years later they moved back to Monona, Iowa. In 1965, they moved to Mason City, Iowa where Don took a position with KGLO Radio and Television. In 1970 he ventured into community banking and moved to Newton, Iowa where he worked in a bank there. From Newton, Don and Delores moved to South Sioux City, Nebraska where they lived for two years before eventually purchasing the Corwith, Iowa State Bank in 1975. Later on, Don would also become involved with the Farmers State Bank. He was a former bank president and board member of both the Corwith State Bank and Farmers State Bank. He also served in various capacities with the North Central Agency.

Don was a member of the St. James Lutheran Church. A few of his interests included golfing, singing, traveling, especially to their second home in McGregor and wintering in Florida. Don also enjoyed time spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Don is survived by his wife, Dolores of Mason City; son, Brad (Julie) Sabbann of rural Manly, Iowa; son-in-law, Rich Halverson of Mason City; four grandchildren, Chrissy (Brent) Whipple of Mason City, Sasha Sabbann of Wisconsin, Kelli (Brad) Anderson of Phoenix, Arizona, and Nate (Amy) Halverson of Mason City; nine great-grandchildren, Jaidyn, Taylor, Kaya, Lauryn, Haley, Kane, Marley, Adrian and Kaylin; one sister, Marcella Tayek of Monona, Iowa and one brother, Robert Sabbann of Rochester, Minnesota.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Andrea "Andi" Halverson and his sister, Mardella Houg.


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