Donald Sears was an auto dealer. He died Oct. 2 at age 85.
The Star Tribune decided to include that his cause of death was leukemia, which in this case I think is important, because leukemia is not a disease associated with old age, to my knowledge.
The author told this story in a rather chronological order, going right into the beginning of his life after the nutgraph. It was fitting for this story because each of the things that happened where quintessential to the next thing happening and added up to the explanation of why he was an auto dealer.
In the survived by section of this article, the author included where each of these family members were located.