Donald “Don” F. Gapinski, 88, Saint-Cloud

July 28, 1933 – April 22, 2022

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Sauk Rapids for Donald F. Gapinski, 88, of St. Cloud, who died April 22, 2022 at St. Cloud Hospital. Reverend Timothy Gapinski will officiate. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.

Don was born July 28, 1933 in St. Cloud to John and Martha (Deppa) Gapinski. He married his beloved wife Jane Fenlason on June 6, 1953 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in St. Stephen. Don worked as a security guard for most of his life in St. Bens and the Minnesota Correctional Center in St. Cloud. Don was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed gambling in casinos. He was a great storyteller and liked to complain, which was a healthy thing for him. Don loved early music, polka music and sporting events. He has always enjoyed tasting a cognac with his wife Jane. Don was known to be an amazing caregiver and was always there for his wife and sons. He had a strong Catholic faith and watched the Rosary or Mass two to three times a day. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Don is survived by his sons, Mike (Lisa) Gapinski, Greg Gapinski, Daniel Gapinski; grandchildren, Courtney, Christopher, Gretchen, Ryan, Breanna, Cameron; and great-grandchildren, Nolan, Dylan, Aiden, Rayvon, Everett and Hazel Grace. His parents predeceased him; wife, Jane in 2015; son, Patrick; and his siblings, Richard Gapinski, Maryann Goedert and Jerome Gapinski.

The family would like to express their gratitude to St. Cloud’s Hospital and St. Ben’s nursing staff for their compassion and care for Don.

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