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Donald L Misfeldt was born on February 16, 1924 in Winside, Nebraska to William and Maude (Rosenbaum) Misfeldt. He grew up on the family farm near Blair where he attended school and graduated from Blair High School in 1941. As a young boy, Don enjoyed hunting and fishing but spend much of his time helping on the farm. Don attended the Radio Engineering Institute where he learned to repair radios and televisions.
Don married Mary Binder on July 31, 1949 at the First Methodist Church in Omaha, Nebraska and after a few years in Omaha, they settled in Waterloo, Nebraska.
Don ran the hardware store and the TV repair shop in Waterloo. Although blind, Don still would install TV antennas on roofs. He loved to work with tools, tinker and build things and he cared for most of his own home repairs. Don served on the Nebraska and Iowa Electric Counsel as Vice President and on the State Board of Control. Don was strong willed yet had a wonderful sense of humor. He had a tremendous memory that was a great asset at the hardware store. Don enjoyed family gatherings and eating dinner out. He missed his true love Mary and his cherished time with her.
Don passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at the Life Care Center of Elkhorn at the age of 88 years, 10 months and 24 days. He was preceded in death by his parents William and Maude, wife Mary, brother Bill Misfeldt and sisters Virginia Myers and Marjorie Grubb. Don is survived by nieces Janie (Frank) Lutje of Seattle, WA, Jinny (Ken) Parks of Youngstown, NY, Melinda (Eric) Huckaby of Hoover, AL and Jill (Bob) Johnson of Greeley, CO; nephews John (Susan) Binder of Seattle, WA, Bill (Kathy) Myers of Denver, CO and Jon (Julie) Grubb of Lincoln, NE; great nieces and nephews; special friends Carol Geick of Waterloo, NE, Glen Barth of Elkhorn and Arnold Fencl of Elkhorn.
Misfeldt, Don age 88 of Waterloo, NE
Preceded in death by his wife Mary; survived by nieces Janie (Frank) Lutje of Seattle, WA, Jinny (Ken) Parks of Youngstown, NY, Melinda (Eric) Huckaby of Hoover, AL and Jill (Bob) Johnson of Greeley, CO; nephews John (Susan) Binder of Seattle, WA, Bill (Kathy) Myers of Denver, CO and Jon (Julie) Grubb of Lincoln, NE; great nieces and nephews; special friend Carol Geick of Waterloo,NE; Visitation Monday (January 14, 2013) noon to 8 PM with family receiving friends from 6 to 8; Funeral Tuesday 10:30 AM all at the funeral home. Interment Prospect Hill; Memorials to Nebraska Library Commission Talking Book and Braille Service; condolences to www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com
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