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Don Byfuglien Memorial


 Racing Photos supplied by Larry Stokke (Picture This Photos)

Don Allan Byfuglien passed away suddenly on December 5, 2012 as the result of an auto accident at the age of 53.

Don was born on March 22, 1959 in Roseau, MN to Kenneth and Crystal (Brandt) Byfuglien. He graduated from Roseau High School in 1978, and was a Jr. Fair Board member. He loved mowing the lawn, snow-plowing, farming, car racing and hauling cattle. He also enjoyed stopping to visit his friends at the C-Store where he bought his Mt. Dew and Scratch Tickets and at Subway to chat with the girls. He also spent time helping out the guys at D & E Sports.

He spent many hours working on his beloved 1967 International pick up with Marlo Johnson’s help… letting his nieces and nephews sit behind the wheel and talk on his loud speakers. He loved his girls at Gene’s when he had his classic cheeseburger and Mt. Dew. His semi-truck collection was well used by his great-nieces and nephews. Blessed be his memory.


He is survived by his parents, Kenneth and Crystal of Roseau; siblings, Dana (Marianne) Byfuglien, Susan (Randy) Kvien, Valerie (Scott) Sherman, Dean (Nicole) Byfuglien, Cheryl (Dale) Byfuglien, Krisann (Dale) Thortsen, and Jeremy (Penny) Byfuglien; 22 nieces and nephews; 28 great-nieces and nephews; uncle, Robert (Vangie) Byfuglien; aunts, Vivian Byfuglien Turner and Shelia (Duane) Olson.


He was preceded in death by his sister, Jana Byfuglien Hodgson; brother-in-law, Doyle Hammer; grandparents, Knut & Gunda Byfuglien and Gust & Lena Brandt; and sister-in-law, Linda Byfuglien Monkman.


We would like to say a special Thank You to the businesses and people who have sponsored this race for the 2013 Don Byfuglien Memorial.
Sportsman's Lodge, Angle Outpost Resort, River Bend Lodge Resort, Morris Point Lake View Lodge, Angle Inn Lodge, Zipple Bay Resort, Ballard's Resort, Long Point Resort, Subway, Springsteel Resort, Scott's True Value, Guest House, Nelson's Cafe, North Country Inn, Twins Corner Cafe, RCCA of Badger, Skippy Finns, Intercept, D & E Sports, Polaris, Fleet Supply, Denny's Up North Sports, Carquest, B & B Plumbing and Heating, Acker Body Shop and ABS Sales, Gene's Bar and Grill, Ace Hardware and Titan Machinery, Ridge Sales, Burkel Lumber and Hardware, Byfuglien Trucking, Dale Thortsen Trucking, Northern Horizons, Franks T.V., Michael Lundbohm , Erickson's Family Chiropractic Center, Annies Trading Post, Pro Automotive, Auto Value, Geroy's Building Center, Roseau County Co-op and Northern Resources, North Country Express, BOA Hockey, Wikstrom, Central Boiler. Holiday, Coast to Coast, Obtaining Euphoria DJ Service, Gieseke Trophies, Jon Byfuglien, Stub's Auto, Johnson Repair, REA, Lance Novacek Stump Grinding, Roseau Times Region, All The Dirt, Wild 102, Burkel Grain, and KQ 92, and everyone else that has helped out with this event

Winner of the Donnie Byfuglien Memorial Race:

2013    Juliann Opocensky, Emerson, Manitoba

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