Donald Joseph Yungbluth was born January 31, 1953, at Wagner, SD, to Donald and Betty (Saltzman) Yungbluth. He graduated from Wagner High School in 1971 and Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, in 1975, with a BA Degree in Business Economics. On February 2, 1974, he married Barbara Frager at Wagner. He was employed at UPS for 34 years until his retirement in 2008. Don was a loving husband, father, grandfather and was a friend to all. He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and was an active member in the community over the years participating in organizations such as the Knights of Columbus, youth baseball and Ducks Unlimited. Don loved to hunt and fish. He was also an avid outdoorsman and sports fan. He also loved to attend youth and high school sporting events but nothing got him going more than the Green Bay Packers and Dakota Wesleyan athletics; Go Tigers!
Don is survived by his wife of 40 years, Barb Yungbluth; his son Jay (Kelly) Yungbluth of Sioux Falls, SD; two daughters, Lori (Travis) Olson of Madison, SD, Jennifer (Vince) Leno of Sioux Falls, SD; seven grandchildren: Rachel, Kai, Myles, Tyler, Mason, Kendall and Taylor; two sisters, Joni Rabenberg of Tea, SD, Linda (Boyd) Kesler of Estherville, IA; his mother-in-law, Phyllis Frager; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law, Larry Frager; and his brother-in-law, Gaylon Rabenberg.
entry posted by Francis Archambeau on 08-26-2014
Barb, my sympathies for your loss. I remember Donnie as a positive and friendly person. I will pray for you and your family.
entry posted by Greg & Lea Joy Geppert on 08-22-2014
Our sympathy and prayers to you and your family. We will always remember Don; especially Sunday mornings when he was always ready to help, whether scheduled or not, at Offertory and Holy Communion
entry posted by Veronica Baird Austerman on 08-20-2014
Barb, Joni, Linda, & Family, the world was truly blessed with Donnie's presence! He was one-of-a-kind. But remember, you will all be together again!!! My thoughts and prayers are with you.
entry posted by John Hilton on 08-19-2014
Jan and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss! I remember Don as such a friendly and inspirational person. You are all in my thoughts and prayers! God bless. John Hilton and family
entry posted by Mike and Deb Abdouch on 08-19-2014
We were so sorry to hear about Don. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family..may God watch over all of you at this difficult time.
entry posted by Rod Cozad on 08-19-2014
My deepest sympathy for your family.
entry posted by Autum Strand on 08-19-2014
We send our deepest sympathy to all of Donnie's family. It was with great sadness to learn of his passing and my heart goes out to you all. I hold dear the many Super Bowls our families shared together growing up. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers now and the days to come. May God bless you all.
entry posted by Deanna Gullikson Stands on 08-19-2014
Dear Barb and Family,
One is never quite prepared for a loved one's passing. Donnie was always Donnie, always a smile and a wave going by in the UPS truck. So happy that you and he and your family had a great life with him. Peace and prayers.
entry posted by Jim & Nancy Reinbold on 08-19-2014
Barb and Family we send our sympathy and prayers. Don will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. God's Peace be with you.
entry posted by Avera McKennan Foundation on 08-19-2014
Jay, Kelly & family - May Godís loving grace comfort you during this difficult time. Sincere condolences from all of your friends at the Avera McKennan Foundation.
entry posted by Lynette and Gary Honner on 08-19-2014
Keep all of those wonderful memories of Donnie in your hearts. I am thinking of all of you in this tough time. God will help you through this tough time. Love to all of you.
entry posted by Debbie Greenwald on 08-19-2014
Linda, my prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family.
entry posted by Butch Corey on 08-19-2014
Deepest sympathy Barb to you and the entire family. I have so many memories of Don i will always think of from time to time. He always treated me as a friend and with respect. R.I.P. my friend
entry posted by Jeremy, Angie, Natalie Endres on 08-19-2014
You guys are in our thoughts and prayers.
entry posted by Dave Rezac on 08-19-2014
Barb, My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. I will always remember Donnie and Red Lake..
entry posted by Ryan Miller on 08-18-2014
Thoughts and prayers with the family.
entry posted by Dale & Barb Robertson on 08-18-2014
Our thoughs and prayers.
entry posted by kacee Regan on 08-18-2014
My thoughts and prayers are with you all! Continued prayers as you say goodbye to a great man.
entry posted by Paula Faughender on 08-18-2014
My deepest sympathies, Barb and family. I don't think I ever saw Donnie without a smile on his face.
entry posted by Karen Kocer Suerth on 08-18-2014
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Barb and family, my heart hurts for you, but in my heart I know he is where we are all waiting to go. He is the blessed one! I just wish it wasn't so hard for those who loved him that are left behind. May God wrap love and comfort around all of you. God Bless You and Comfort You.
entry posted by Julie Staebell on 08-18-2014
Joni & Linda, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May all the special memories comfort you.
entry posted by Neil and Diane Von Eschen on 08-18-2014
May God wrap his arms around you and your family and comfort you. You have our sympathy!
entry posted by LaVerne and Barb Hrdlicka on 08-18-2014
We were so sorry to hear about Don. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
entry posted by George and Barb Meyer on 08-18-2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you Barb.
entry posted by Lynn and Sherri fischer on 08-18-2014
Barb, we are so very sad , for you, your family, Joni And Linda. Our deepest sympathies, may God hold you all in the palm of his hands at this most difficult time.
entry posted by Peggy Nedved on 08-18-2014
Barb and family,
Donnie will be missed. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
entry posted by Jackie Pendergraft/Mike Johnson: on 08-18-2014
Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Prayers are being sent for you. Take care.
entry posted by Norena Novak on 08-18-2014
So sorry to hear about Don. Sendings prayers and positive thoughts.
entry posted by Ina Miller-Lyke on 08-18-2014
Barb, I am so very sorry to hear about Don. My heart breaks for you. You will be in my thoughts and prayers, as well as your entire family.
entry posted by Don & Carol Slaba on 08-18-2014
Deepest sympathies to you & your family -- Donnie will be truly missed by all that had shared in creating wonderful memories throughout his life. Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this sorrowful time.
entry posted by Jill Perk on 08-18-2014
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Barb. I will always remember growing up with Donnie. He was one of the good guys.
entry posted by Joan Honomichl on 08-18-2014
Barb and family,
My heartfelt sympathy in the loss of husband, father and grandfather is sent to you. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time.
entry posted by Ron & Pam Martin on 08-18-2014
May God embrace you & hold you at this time . Know that God will continue to be with you in the days ahead. Our love & prayers continue for all of you.
entry posted by Kathy Matthews on 08-17-2014
Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers