Memorial services were held Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Luther Memorial Home Chapel in Mayville for Donald L. Oakland, 91, of Mayville, who passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo.
Burial will be held at the Lebanon Cemetery in Langdon.
Donald was born May 16, 1926 in Nekoma to John and Myrtle Oakland. He attended school in Cavalier County at small town schools of Weaver, Munich and Nekoma. His fondest memory was working on the farm at Adolph Haraseth’s farm near Fairdale. In August of 1944, he was inducted into the US Army as an infantry soldier at Fort Snelling, Minn. He spent five years overseas, serving his country in Belgium, France and in Trieste, Italy. He was a proud WWII Veteran. He married Margaret Nomeland in Langdon on December 8, 1955. They made their home in Langdon and raised their three children. He worked road construction, worked for the city of Langdon and later at the Langdon School as custodian. He spent his last years at the Luther Memorial Home in Mayville where he received a second family of caregivers who did an amazing job of caring for Donald.
Donald is survived by his wife, Margaret, of Mayville; his three children: James Oakland on Neche, Eloise Baker of Fargo and Donald G. (Becky) Oakland of Tucson, Ariz.; five grandchildren: Stephan, Lisa, Lee, Jonathan and Heather; five great-grandchildren: Westin, Odin, Liam, Kassidy and Killian; sister Joyce Skjervheim of Langdon; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and three sisters.
Baker Funeral Home, Mayville was in charge of arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared at www.bakerfuneral.com.