Donald Lee Mansfield, of Mora, died on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. He was 70 years old.
He was born in Sioux City, Iowa, on Feb. 21, 1949, and moved to Mora as a child. He attended Mora High School where he was an overall good student, excelling in mathematics and graduating in 1967. He enlisted in the United States Army from June 1967 to February 1971. He served both stateside and a tour in Vietnam where he was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Sharp Shooter Medal. When he returned from the service he attended Pine Technical College studying accounting and bookkeeping.
In his later years his greatest joy and happiness came from his three grand-nephews, Blayke, Brayden and Brettly Brambach and their mother Lisa, his four cats, great friends and Vikings football. He loved to play dominos, cards and dice. He was a good man and had a great sense of humor.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; his father, Edward; and his mother, Loretta.
He is survived by his siblings, Alan (Debbie) Mansfield of Coon Rapids, Arlan Bertilson, Dave (Margie) Bertilson, Carla (Wally) Dochow, Lori (Dan) Grunke all of Mora, Betsy Seide of New York, Carol Bertilson of Princeton, Jeff Bertilson of Minneapolis and Lynne Krech of Blaine; many nieces, nephews and friends, including longtime friends and roommates, Bob Ruport, Susan and Matt Brambach.
A gathering of family and friends was held on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at Akkerman Ingebrand Chapel in Mora. Inurnment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Arrangements were handled by Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home. Condolences may be posted at www.aifuneralhome.com