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Donald P. Wadle, 83

Visitation:
Sunday, November 20, 2011
2:00 PM until 5:00 PM
Pierschbacher Funeral Home
104 S Washington
Lacona, IA 50139

Service:
Monday, November 21, 2011
10:30 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Lacona, IA 50139

Special Services:
A Rosary service will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m.



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Donald Paul Wadle was born December 7, 1927 on the family farm in White Breast Township, Warren County, Iowa to Henry and Clara (Dittmer) Wadle. He attended country school at Center School north of Lacona. Don was married to Wilma Ohnemus on June 18, 1947 and was blessed with four children: Roger, Dixie, Judy, and Henry.

Don worked for the packing plant for 14 years and then for Massey Ferguson in Des Moines where he retired. After retirement he enjoyed fishing, hunting, horses, the outdoors and going for drives. He spent many years in Fairbanks, Alaska where he enjoyed the outdoors, managed a hotel, and worked for the local funeral home for several years. He also liked to play cards, especially solo, and loved to visit with everyone. His dog, Star, was his faithful companion. Don was always close with family and enjoyed trips home to Iowa where he could visit with family and friends. His children and grandchildren were a special joy in his life.

Don passed away November 14, 2011 in Fairbanks. His wife, Wilma preceded him in death in 2001. His siblings: Irene Jacobs, Marvin Wadle, Glen Wadle, Alfred Wadle, Virgil Wadle, and Helen Wadle also preceded him in death.

He is survived by his children: Roger (Paulene) Wadle, Dixie (Merlin) Neer, Judy (Roger) Hasting, and Henry (Bonnie) Wadle; 9 grandchildren: Jeff, Jill, Brett, Tiffany, Tyler, Nick, Misty, Derrek, and Katrina; 19 great grandchildren; brothers: Giles (Mary) Wadle and Darrell (Erma) Wadle; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.



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