Donald Alan Tikkanen "Donnie", 78, of Pahrump passed away Friday, December 11, 2020. Born April 2, 1942 in Detroit, MI, Don and his wife moved to Nevada in 2004 after he retired from United Parcel Service where he worked as a delivery driver for 30 years. Don served in the Air Force from 1960 - 1968, where he received an Air Force Commendation Medal, and later served in the National Guard. He was an avid lover of airplanes and enjoyed playing Keno and slot machines. Don is survived by his loving wife, of 58 years, Carol Tikkanen; daughter and son-in-law, Donna Tikkanen-Davis and Tom Davis; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Jo and Rick Niemi; daughter-in-law, Pauline Tikkanen and 3 grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces. His son, Darrin Tikkanen, passed in June 2020. Don will be missed more than words can express. No services at this time due to COVID. ... No services scheduled.
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Published by Pahrump Valley Times on Dec. 18, 2020.