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Donald Maurice Couture

Donald Maurice Couture

July 8, 1944 - May 29, 2018

Don Couture, 73, of Buhl, passed away May 29, 2018 at his home with his loving wife by his side. Don was born on July 8, 1944 to Henry "Pete" Couture and Mary Couture. He graduated from International Falls High School in 1963 and continued on to build his resume through on the job training. He then married the love of his life, Cheryl (Paquin) Couture on June 5, 1965. He went on to have three wonderful children. Don had a successful career at FMC and Caterpillar Paving Products in which he retired from the latter in 2003.

Don enjoyed spending his free time with his wife, his family, and the multiple friends he gathered throughout the years. Some of his favorite hobbies included playing golf, going boating on the lake, driving his MGB and Corvette, and watching his favorite teams, the Vikings and Wild, play. But, the thing Don loved to do the most was to be involved in his grandchildren's lives. He went to as many of his grandchildren's events as he could and cheered them on with his whole heart. He loved his volleyball and basketball girls and his goalie boys. It was his joy to watch the children play.

Don is survived by his wife of 52 years, Cheryl Couture, his three children, Jan (Rusty) Knuti, Michelle (Tom) Rothfork, and Jeremy (Trista) Couture, his 11 grandchildren, Jenessa (Josh) Greenly, Baily Knuti, Allie Knuti, Dalton Albrecht, Madison Rothfork, Elizabeth Albrecht, Tori Albrecht, Jack Rothfork, Ryan Rothfork, Tessa Couture, and Hunter Couture, 3 great-grandchildren Annabeth, McKenna, and Wesley Greenly, and numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a celebration of his life at his daughter Jan's home at 1065 Manitou Park Road, Tower, MN on June 2, 2018, at 1:00 pm. Don was very grateful to the doctors and nurses at the Mayo Clinic. With this in mind, in lieu of flowers, please send donations to Cardiology Research at Mayo Clinic at Mayo Clinic Department of Development, 200 1st St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905. If there are any questions, please call the Mayo Clinic's phone at (800) 297 - 1185. Don's wife, Cheryl, can be contacted at P.O. Box 453, Buhl, MN 55713.