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.