Donald Koblin, age 87 of Morgan, died peacefully Tuesday, October 2, 2018 in Sleepy Eye Municipal Hospital surrounded by his family. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 6, 2018 from the Morgan United Methodist Church in Morgan with burial in the Morgan City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 until 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Service of Morgan. E-mail condolences may be sent via
Donald Paul Koblin was born August 1, 1931 in Sherman Township, Redwood County, Minnesota to Emil and Martha (Petrich) Koblin. He was baptized and confirmed in the Morgan Methodist Church where he was a lifelong member. Don attended District 73 school in Sherman Township and graduated from Morgan High School in 1949. He worked for Larson Dray Line and Rogers Garage and began farming in 1951 where he lived until entering GilMor Manor Assisted Living in 2011 before entering the nursing home.
Don enjoyed watching the Minnesota Twins, going to Florida with Elmer Bendixen for spring training, and watching the Minnesota Lynx. He also enjoyed watching the History and Discovery channels on TV, listening to old time country western music and the Peter and Paul Wendinger band. Fishing was something he did as a hobby and had a special love of dogs, especially ”Lady” his companion. Family was very important to Don, spending time with his sisters and their husbands as well as his nieces and nephews. He was a faithful reader of the Minneapolis Star and Tribune.
Don Koblin is survived by his sister Darlene (Wallace) Huebert of Sanborn, MN, nieces and nephews; Sandy (Darrell) Johnson of Long Lake, MN, Golden “Butch” (Nancy) Green of Adrian, MN, Linda Marx of Monticello, MN, Donie Green of Howard Lake, MN, Patrick (Stacey) Green of Hastings, MN, Bruce Green of Sanborn, MN, Debra (Michael) Nelson of Redwood Falls, MN, Kathy Koll of Waconia, MN and Paul (Lorie) Huebert of Mankato, MN. Also surviving are his 16 grand nieces and nephews, 13 great grand nieces and nephews and a great-great grand nephew.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Martha Koblin, his sister and brother-in-law Ruth and Bruce Green, a grand nephew Derek Marx and his faithful friend “Lady”.
Blessed be his memory.