Obit: Hetke, Donald Clifford, Sr. (1934 - 2011)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Hetke, Stevens, Kernel, Barquist, Bresina, Zickefoose, Karlen, Boro, Peterson, Gavin, Bollom, Windsor, Hazard

----Source: Leiser Funeral Home (Cadott, Chippewa Co., WI) 11/02/2020

Hetke, Donald Clifford (31 May 1934 – 27 September 2011)

Donald Clifford Hetke, Sr., 77, of Boyd, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at the Oakbrook Nursing Home in Thorp.

He was born on May 31, 1934, the son of Alice (Stevens) and Arnold Hetke. He grew up in the Town of Cleveland, farmed in the Bloomer area and worked at various other jobs in the area.

Donald enjoyed yard work and gardening, woodworking and the outdoors. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

Donald married Rose Marie Kernel in 1955, and they were later divorced. Don married Doris Barquist on July 26, 1986, in Cornell.

Survivors include: his wife, Doris Hetke of Boyd; five daughters, Sherry Bresina of Washington, Patricia (Kenneth) Zickefoose of Boyd, Tami Hetke of California, Donna (William) Karlen of Cadott, and Bonnie (Dan) Boro of California; two sons, Robert of Eau Claire, and Donald, Jr., of Chippewa Falls; three stepsons, David (Kathy) Peterson of Chippewa Falls, Roger Gavin and Nels Peterson, both of Cadott; 23 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elberta Bollom and Doris Windsor, both of Racine; and a brother, Wilmar (Shirley) Hetke of Sand Creek.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Alice; a daughter, Susan Marie; a grandson; a great-grandson; and two brothers, Eugene and Vinton, Sr.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Leiser Funeral Home in Cadott, with Rev. Dale Hazard officiating. Family and friends may call on Thursday from 4 p.m. until the time of service at 7 p.m.

Don will be dearly missed by family, friends and the staff at Oakbrook Nursing Home in Thorp.



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