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Donald "Don" A. Reitan

1937 - 2018


Don was born in 1937 to Andy and Inez Reitan in Boise, ID and was raised in Tacoma, WA.  He served as a Master Sergeant with the US Marine Corps for 22 years, retiring in 1977.  Don and his wife, Mary, moved to Oregon in 1977.  He worked for the Department of Corrections as a Correctional Counselor, retiring in 1999.  He truly enjoyed fishing for salmon and steelhead on the Oregon rivers.  Don is survived by his wife, Mary of 41 years; 6 daughters, Kimberly, Catherine, Vicky, Betty, Dawn and Carla; grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
Private interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Contributions in his memory may be sent to the Heart Association or the charity of your choice. Assisting the family is Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.

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Mary and family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you.  

Mary, I miss seeing you at our "state" dinners and hearing the great stories of Don and your adventures.



Don is at rest now.  The loss of someone dear to us is never easy, but may you take comfort in the fact that you are surrounded by people that love and care for you, if there is anything I can do, please don’t hesitate to let me know.  Our sincere condolences to you Mary and your family.  - Your neighbor and friends - Paula & Henry Hansen