Donald Lagerlef Scholarship
Donald Lagerlef was born April 7, 1928, in Moline, Illinois, to Swedish parents. God watched over him while growing up by placing people in his life who loved and nurtured him even though his early family life was filled with tragedy and hardship. Mr. Lagerlef miraculously overcame many obstacles on his road to success.
While Mr. Lagerlef was in the Army, he met his future wife, Anne, at a USO Dance in Washington D.C. Anne was working for the Navy at the time. They were married on July 24, 1955, in Matherville, Mississippi.
His engineering career took them to several states including Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas and Alaska. In 1970, Mr. Lagerlef was transferred to Alaska to prepare and supervise the construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline.
Upon returning to Wann, Oklahoma, in 1977, he and his wife built their own home. He retired from engineering in 1985, but kept busy raising cattle and selling hay.