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Donald Lynn Latta U.S. Veteran

November 13, 1946 - June 14, 2012

Donald Lynn Latta, 65, of Olean, Mo., went home to be with the Lord Thursday, June 14, 2012, at St. Mary's Health Center. He was born on November 13, 1946, in St. Louis County, the son of the late William Cleo and Ava Elizabeth Holbert Latta. He was united in marriage on August 1, 1970, in Ballwin, Mo., to Patricia Ann Schuessler, who resides at the home. Donald served with the United States Air Force serving during the Vietnam Era. Donald served as an Air Force police officer while with the Air Force, served as a police officer in Pacific, Missouri, police officer and police dog handler with Union Pacific Railroad, and also a Texas Ranger. Donald also was a police dog trainer. Donald enjoyed dogs, taxidermy, fishing, hunting, and gardening. His greatest love was his family and his grandchildren. Other survivors include: three children, Jennifer (Gene) Carlson, Ballwin, Mo.; Kim (Dung) Latta Nguyen, Atlanta, Ga.; Donald (Verona) Latta, Jefferson City; eight grandchildren, Cameron Carlson, Benjamin Carlson, Justin Nguyen, Denise Nguyen, Matthew Latta, Lauren Latta, Noah Latta, Michael Failoni; and one sister, Sherri (Dwight) Failoni, Chesterfield, Mo. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Larry Latta. Visitation will be 3-6 p.m., Sunday, June 17, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home, 3210 N. Ten Mile Drive, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 18, 2012, at the Jefferson City Seventh Day Adventist Church, 4776 Old Lohman Rd., Jefferson City Missouri 65109 with Pastor Neil Dye officiating. Burial with military honors will be held in Spring Garden Cemetery, south of Eugene Missouri. Memorials are suggested to the American Lymphoma/Leukemia Association. Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the www.dulletrimble.com website.

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