Donald Douglas Wieczorek

Dates

February 26, 1924 - December 31, 2012

Obituary

     Donald Douglas Wieczorek was born February 26, 1924 at Mount Vernon to Ernest and Elizabeth (Goerz) Wieczorek.  He grew up at Mount Vernon and Marion and graduated from Marion High School.  On June 10, 1945 he married Darleen Herbst.  They farmed near Marion until moving to a farm southeast of Mount Vernon in 1958. Don also worked at the SD State Training School in Plankinton numerous years and the Abbott House in Mitchell.  In August 1999 they moved to Mitchell.  Don and Darleen provided foster care for many years and cared for over fifty foster children.  He was a member of the Wesleyan Church.

     He is survived by his daughter, Dianne (Ralph) Lohman, Sherwood, OR; one sister, Donna Wright, Mitchell; four grandchildren: Jared Lohman, Kristen (Wade) Hutchinson, Matthew Wieczorek, Christopher Lohman and one great-grandson, Finnley Lohman.

     He was preceded in death by his wife, Darleen, his son, Gerald, one brother at birth and another brother, Dean Wieczorek.


Visitation(s)

Date
Friday, January 4, 2013
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota

Service

Date
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Time
11:00 AM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota

Cemetery

Mount Vernon Cemetery
Mount Vernon, South Dakota


Posted by Kelly on January 5, 2013
Diane, I'm sorry to hear about your dad. Keep God's promise of the resurrection in your heart. You may see your dad again. John 5:28,29. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Posted by Jackie Christiansen on January 4, 2013
I was so saddened when I found out that Don had passed. He was a super guy that made my job at Prairie Crossings so much fun. He always smiled and laughed, even when he didn't really feel like it. He always told us girls at work how much he appreciated our hard work to make everyone feel like family. We loved him and will miss his love and joking around. It was a blessing to have gotten to know him, and am honor to be called his friend.Rest In Heavenly Peace in the loving arms of Jesus, Don.
Posted by Wayne Mueller on January 4, 2013
Judy and I were saddened to hear of Don's passing on the 31st of December. It had only been 6 weeks or so since we had visited with him briefly on a Sunday morning at Mitchell Wesleyan. Don usually called me 'buddy' as he did with so many other guys. Ovver the previous 10-15 years, we were able to share Saturday morning breakfasts together following the Men's prayer times. We often went to coffee together and shared about life. He commented often about how he looked forward to the daily phone calls from Dianne. We will miss his friendship down here but will look forward to reconnecting once we all get to heaven. Our prayers are with Ralph&Dianne as well as for the grandkids.
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