Obit: Strangfeld, Donald W. (1939 - 2003)
Surnames: STRANGFELD MORSE HAGEDORN HARTWIG STATZ WALDHART ELMHORST
----Source: TRIBUNE-RECORD-GLEANER (Loyal, Wis.) 01/22/2003
Strangfeld, Donald W. (22 SEP 1939 - 16 JAN 2003)
Donald W. Strangfeld, 63, Neillsville, died on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at his home. A memorial service was held at 1 p.m., on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Neillsville. Music was provided by Judy Trunkel, organist, and Randy Waldhart, soloist. The Rev. Timothy Biebert officiated. Military honors were accorded by the Neillsville Veterans Council. Burial will be in the North Pine Valley Cemetery at a later date. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Neillsville Veterans Council’s Honor Guard.
Donald William Strangfeld was born on Sept. 22, 1939, in Neillsville, to Bill and Josephine (nee Morse) Strangfeld. He received his education in Neillsville and graduated from Neillsville High School in 1957. He married Patricia Hagedorn on Dec. 23, 1961, in Neillsville. He served with the National Guard, 32nd Division, during the Berlin Crisis in 1961. He worked as a farm hand for one and a half years, at the bowl factory for six months, for Langfeldt Construction for one year, and at Nelson Muffler for 41 years. He was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neillsville. He served as the church financial secretary for Globe and St. John’s churches and served one term on St. John’s School Board. He was a member of the American Legion Color Guard. His interests included fishing, playing cards and spending time with friends and family.
Survivors include his wife, Pat; three daughters, Carey (Brian) Hartwig, Medford, Karen (Charles) Statz, Neillsville, and Kay (Randy) Waldhart, Stetsonville; seven grandchildren, Brandson Strangfeld, Bradley, Brittany and Brent Hartwig, and Christopher, Amanda and Megan Statz; his mother, Josephine Strangfeld, Neillsville; one brother, Albert Strangfeld, Kenosha; one sister, Bonnie (Donald) Elmhorst, Neillsville; and nine nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death was his father, William Strangfeld.
The Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville, assisted the family with arrangements.
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