A local grocery-store legend and kind-hearted philanthropist has died.
Dan Coborn, 86, who died March 15, left so many good, enduring things in his nearly nine decades in the greater St. Cloud area.
Besides being a great entrepreneur, Coborn was extraordinarly generous in “giving back to the community,” as he called it. He, his wife Mabel and their five children have been constantly donating, directly and indirectly, to scores of good causes in the area, which include the CentraCare Coborn Cancer Center, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the local YMCA, St. John’s University facilities, scholarship funds for the universities of St. John’s and St. Benedict’s, and United Way of Central Minnesota that Dan and Mabel Coborn helped start.