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1932 Donald 2016

Donald L. Pfander

April 27, 1932 — September 18, 2016

Donald L. Pfander, the son of Burl Joseph and Martha Elvira (Trost) Pfander, was born April 27, 1932 in Creston, Iowa. Don entered eternal rest on Sunday, September 18, 2016, at Corning Specialty Care, Corning, Iowa, at the age of eighty-four years, four months, and twenty-four days.
Don graduated Sharpsburg High School with the Class of 1951. He enlisted in the United States Army on March 28, 1952, serving his country during the Korean War. He was awarded the Occupational Medal and National Defense Service Medal. He was honorably discharged on March 1, 1954. Don was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Rose Marie Wilson, on June 18, 1954, at the Sharpsburg Parsonage, Sharpsburg, Iowa. Three children were born to bless this union: Diane, Donette, and Darla.
Don worked 32 years for the Iowa Department of Transportation. He first worked as a maintenance worker on the road crew and spent the last 20 years as a Foreman for the Adams County D.O.T. Don took great pride in ensuring our roads were safe. He was very dedicated to his work.
Don had many interests. He enjoyed camping, fishing, and especially having coffee with his friends at Kay’s Kafe. He played basketball in high school and always enjoyed following his kids and grandkids basketball games. He would travel to wherever they played. As a young man, Don attended the Sharpsburg Presbyterian Church and later became a member of the Corning Christian Church. Don had previously served on the Adams County Posse. Don will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Left to cherish Don’s memory are his loving wife of sixty-two years, Rosie, Corning, Iowa; daughters: Diane (Burton) James, Corning, Iowa; Darla (Lowell) Dixon, Council Bluffs, Iowa; six grandchildren: Shawn (Jennifer), Shannon, Shane (girlfriend Janet), and Shelby James, Alex and Joseph Dixon; five great-grandchildren: Jacob, Daniel and Matthew Kinyon; Lucas and Gabriel James; sister: Janet Barker (significant other, Gene Howerton) Apache Junction, Arizona; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Preceding Don in death were his daughter: Donette Pfander in 1992; his parents; his mother-in-law and father-in-law: Hazel and Marion Wilson; and brother-in-law: Ronald Barker.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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