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Donald WilleAlter: 80 Jahre19342014

Donald Wille
Geburt 13. Februar 1934 31 29

Tod eines väterlichen GroßvatersAnton Wille
3. Juni 1934 (Alter 3 Monate)

Tod einer väterlichen GroßmutterVeronika Ittensohn
21. Januar 1947 (Alter 12 Jahre)

Tod eines VatersLeo X. Wille
28. Oktober 1990 (Alter 56 Jahre)

Tod einer MutterSusan Lucille Meyers
1994 (Alter 59 Jahre)

Tod eines BrudersLawrence Ben Wille
28. Januar 1998 (Alter 63 Jahre)

Tod einer SchwesterElizabeth Teresa Wille
23. August 2001 (Alter 67 Jahre)

Tod einer EhefrauJo Ann Bries
2. Januar 2002 (Alter 67 Jahre)

Clayton, Iowa

Tod 17. Mai 2014 (Alter 80 Jahre)
Bestattung 22. Mai 2014 (5 Tage nach Tod)
Familie mit Eltern - Diese Familie ansehen
ältere Schwester
Rose Mary Wille
älterer Bruder
Lorraine Wille
er selbst
Leona Teresa Wille
Familie mit Jo Ann Bries - Diese Familie ansehen
er selbst
Donna Wille
Dale Wille
Jane Marie Wille
Doris Wille
Daniel Wille
Darryl Wille
Leo Thomas Wille
Loren Anthony Wille
Glenn Patrick Wille
Lee Philip Wille
Alan John Wille
Familie mit Dorothy Ehlts - Diese Familie ansehen
er selbst
Dorothy Ehlts


lebt auf einer Farm. diente 2 Jahre in der Army.

Submitted by agreve on Wed, 05/21/2014 - 09:17 Donald W. Wille, 80, of rural Garnavillo, died unexpectedly on May 17, 2014, while attending a family celebration.

Visitation will start at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 21, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 22, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Guttenberg.

Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, followed by a luncheon at the church hall.

Donald was born Feb. 13, 1934, son of Leo and Susan (Meyers) Wille. He attended St. Mary School. In 1954, Donald served his country with the United States Army as a generator mechanic in Germany until 1956, during which time he purchased his beloved (and now restored) 1956 Volkswagen Beetle to road trip through Europe with his Army buddies who quickly became lifelong friends.

Donald married JoAnn Lucille Bries on Aug. 28, 1956, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Luxemburg. They spent 45 wonderful years together until her death on Jan. 2, 2002.

On March 27, 2005, he married Dorothy Ehlts at St. Mary Catholic Church in Guttenberg.

Donald and JoAnn began their lives together as dairy and hog farmers on the farm where he was born and raised. Donald, an ideas man who never sat still for long, also started several additional successful business ventures, most of which he continued to help with until the day he died. This includes his Patz dealership of over 50 years, his construction business (Donald and Leo Wille Construction), and his wood flooring and trim business (Buzz Saw Wille Woodworking).

Donald’s greatest joy was found in helping others. He was known as a “go-to” man all over northeast Iowa and could always come up with a creative solution to any problem. He was always there to support his family with words of wisdom, free labor, or a helping hand. In his free time, Donald enjoyed travelling with JoAnn, and later, Dorothy, and visited many countries. He also enjoyed playing Bid Euchre with his card club. Donald was an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church and a strong supporter of Catholic education at St. Mary School.

Donald is survived by his wife, Dorothy, and his 11 children and 26 grandchildren: Donna (Roy) Kann and children Michelle (Benny) Volkmann, Colleen (Adam) Losey, and Rachel; Dale (Mary) and children Samantha (Barry) Garretson, Brianne, Lindsey and Alexandria; Doris (John) Moyna and children Katrina, Ashley and Carissa; Jane (Tom) Augustyn and children Justin, Travis (Tara) and Derek; Daniel (Shanna) and children Hunter, Spencer and Jennifer; Daryl (fiancée Jody Klein); Leo (Kathy) and children Jacob, Sydni and Mason; Loren (Karin) and children Jordan and Brandon; Glenn (Heather) and children Evan and Quinn; Lee (Laura) and daughter Lizabeth; Alan (Jenny) and children Carson and London; and two great-granddaughters, Olivia and Anya Volkmann. He is further survived by three sisters, Rosemary Menke, Lorraine Burkle and Leona Berger; two step-children, Charlotte (Chad) Smith and Douglas (L.J.) Stroud; his five “second” sons, Randy Kruse, Randy Heller, John Hoeger, Bill Wille and Larry Wille; and an extended family of relatives and friends from every walk of life.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, JoAnn; a brother, Lawrence Wille; a sister, Elizabeth Hoeger, and infant grandchildren, Andrew Augustyn and Chris Kann.

On Sept. 16, 2013, Donald, along with daughter, Jane, participated in an Old Glory Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Donald’s name to Old Glory Honor Flight of Greater Dubuque, St. Mary Church or St. Mary School.

Condolences may be left and a video tribute may be viewed at

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