Donald was born in Royalton Dec. 4, 1936, to Earl and Anna (Sauer) Mowan. He graduated from Royalton High School in 1954. After graduation, he went to work in the Twin Cities, where he resided until his death.
He is survived by wife Barbara; children, Jeff (Julienne) Mowan, Steve (Pam) Miller, Janelle Mellick, Robert (Libby) Payne, David Payne, Denise (Sylvester) Jones and Christine (Bill) McDonald; 18 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Doris (Harvey) Kowitz and Arlene Justin; and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial service was held Aug. 17, at the Cremation Society of Minnesota in Brooklyn Park.