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Donald Sabyan

June 1, 1936 — December 13, 2020

Donald Sabyan, longtime resident of Pequot Lakes, passed away at St. Cloud Hospital due to complications of COVID-19 on December 13, 2020. He was born June 1, 1936, in Crosby, MN to Joseph and Veronica (DeCent) Sabyan. He married Beverly Ross on Aug. 23, 1958.

Don loved to spend time with family and friends. He appreciated the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Don was a longtime member and retired Chief of the Pequot Lakes Fire Department. He will be truly missed by all that knew him.

Don is survived by sons, Joel (Sue) Sabyan, of St. Cloud; Stuart (Karen) Sabyan, of Prescott, AZ; Stephen (Jennifer) Sabyan, of Peoria AZ; daughter, Julie Anderson, of Phoenix, AZ; brothers, Thomas Sabyan, of Hermantown; and Archie Sabyan, of Crosby; sister-in-law, seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Veronica; wife, Beverly; brothers, Edward, Gerald, twin brother Ronald Sabyan; two sisters, Betty Ravnik and Gloria Perpich.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions a small family funeral will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pequot Lakes Fire Department.  Please feel free to show your sympathy and condolences by leaving a memorial message at

We look forward to reading about the times Don helped you out, made you smile, or provided a good laugh for you. Everyone that remembers Don is asked to celebrate his life and memories.

The family would like to thank Dr. Stephen Hanske and the Good Samaritan Society - Bethany in Brainerd for years of outstanding care.

Rest in peace, Dad. We will never forget our times together. You helped make us who we are today. You are in a better place, and the pain of this earth is gone.

May the wind be always at your back and may the sun shine warm upon your face, until we meet again--Joe, Stu, Julie, Steve.

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