Donald Floyd Manguson, of Tampa, died peacefully July 16, 2016. Born in Marshall, MN, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during WWII where he served as aviation radioman/gunner aboard the USS FDR Roosevelt aircraft carrier. A graduate of the University of Minnesota and St. Paul College of Law, he was Asst. Manager of Associated General Contractors of Minnesota, and VP of St. Paul Association of Plumbing, Heating, and Mechanical Contractors. He later formed Minnesota Directions, Inc. where he continued to serve building contractors, primarily in labor relations. Mr. Manguson moved with his family to Tampa in 1984, and served as an arbitrator until he fully retired. He was a gentle person who enjoyed family, nature walks, and fishing. Don was a devoted father who spent countless hours teaching his children to play sports, taking them camping, fishing, canoeing, to museums and activities of all sorts. In his later years, traveling the world with his cherished wife, Elaine, became a favorite pastime. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Elaine Richard; children, Carol Manguson of Largo, Janet Manguson of Minneapolis, Paul Manguson of Miami, daughter-in-law, Eliana, and granddaughters Sofia and Cristina Manguson.
Posted: September 12, 2016