He was raised on the family farm south of Draper SD.After graduating from Draper High School, Don worked on the farm until he was drafted in 1952 and served in the Army during the Korean War.
This was picked up by the newspaper and then hit a national news magazine followed by calls for interviews from radio programs and newspapers around the country.
Don stated in interviews that he had a problem with anyone who would talk trash about women because it was good that women be strong independent people.
Don and Helen sold what they needed to and bought a grain truck to move their household to Draper in March of 1955.
Coming back to Draper, Don started wearing many hats.
During this time, coffee shops and diners around the country were touting their “Rush Rooms”.