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Harry Donald Setterberg ’39

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Harry Donald Setterberg ’39, October 22, 2010, in Des Moines, Iowa. With a BA in mathematics from Reed, Don moved to Klamath Falls, Oregon, where he taught mathematics, science, and music, and met music teacher Eleanor Smith; they married and moved to Seattle in 1941. Don worked as an engineering supervisor for the Boeing Company for 37 years. He and Eleanor shared a love of music. Don was a gifted banjo and guitar player and performed with the Seattle Banjo Band, the Banjokers, and the Seattle Mandolin Orchestra. Survivors include Eleanor, a son and daughter, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Don's brothers, James M. Setterberg ’37 and Gordon A. Setterberg ’42, were also Reed graduates.

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2011

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