Donald “Don” Eklund, of Shawmut, passed away on Aug. 2, 2014, after a battle with lung cancer. Don was born to Elmer and Eunice Eklund on Dec. 31, 1935. His parents; brothers, Gordon and Ralph; and a great-grandson, Samuel Sipes, preceded him in death. Don joined the Air Force after graduation from Ryegate High in 1953. In 1956, he married Leona Dehning. They had three children: Kim (Sam Berry), Lorna (Les Christensen) and Donna (Quin Blatter). In 1985, he married Linda Lewis Fochs. He is survived by his wife, Linda; his daughters; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; eight nieces and nephews; his brother, Ted; and sisters Joyce Stewart and Beth Nunley. Services will be held at the Ryegate gym at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11. Donations may be given to your choice of a local charity in lieu of flowers.