Obit: Fierke, Donald Howard #2 (1927 - 2007)

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Surnames: Fierke, Hennlich, Kleparski, Klieforth, Metz

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Fierke, Donald Howard (28 Jan. 1927 - 15 April 2007)

Donald H. Fierke

STETSONVILLE, WIS. -- Donald Howard Fierke, 80, of Stetsonville, Wisconsin, died Sunday, April 15, 2007, at Saint Joseph's Hospital Palliative Care in Marshfield.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville. Burial will be in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time today at the church.

Maurina/Community Funeral Homes assisted the family with the arrangements.

Donald was born Jan. 28, 1927, in the town of Deer Creek, Taylor County, to Victor and Eleanor (Hennlich) Fierke. He served with the U.S. Navy for 18 months during World War II. He married Helen Kleparski on Oct. 7, 1950, at St. John's Cathedral in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The couple farmed in the town of Deer Creek until he retired from Packaging Corporation of Colby in 1991.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Fierke of Stetsonville; sons, Larry (Deb) Fierke, Jim (Doreen) Fierke and Bob (Kathy) Fierke, all of Stetsonville, and David (friend Tara) Fierke of Medford; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson; sisters, Doris (Irve) Klieforth of Abbotsford and Marilyn (David) Metz of Plymouth; and brother, William (Nancy) Fierke of Cary, N.C.



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