Stabnow, Donald Franklin (1916 - 1966)






----Source: Greenwood Library Scrapbook Collection, Marshfield News Herald 03/ /1966

Stabnow, Donald Franklin (1916 - 1966)

GREENWOOD--Donald Franklin Stabnow, 49, Chetek, former resident of Greenwood, Clark County, died at 11:40 p.m. Tuesday March 15, 1966 at the Veteran's Hospital in Minneapolis, where he had been a patient since Feb. 4.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Chetek. The body then will be brought to Greenwood, where military services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hill Funeral Home. The Rev. Orval Egbert, pastor of Immanuel and Zion United Churches of Christ will officiate, and burial will be made in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Mr. Stabnow was born Aug. 7, 1916, in Greenwood, and was graduated from Greenwood High School with the class of 1934. He then enrolled at the Milwaukee Mortuary School, graduating in 1937.

He was employed at a funeral home in Milwaukee until 1940, when he opened Stabnow Funeral Home in Greenwood. He served in World War II from 1942 until 1945. Upon returning from service he operated Stabnow Funeral Home until Sept. 1957. He then made his home in Wisconsin Dells until four years ago when he moved to Chetek.

His marriage to Etta Gregory, who survives, took place in 1955, at Watertown, S.D.

Other survivors are his father, Harold Stabnow, Greenwood; a brother, Dale, Tomah and four step-children.

His mother preceded him in death Oct. 5, 1961.



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