Donald Lloyd Abplanalp

Aug. 5, 1949 - Sept. 30, 2005

Donald Lloyd Abplanalp, 56, of Redington Shores, Fla., died peacefully at his home Friday, Sept. 30, 2005. He was born in Waukesha to Paul and Jean Abplanalp on Aug. 5, 1949.

Following graduation from high school, Don served his country in the U.S. Navy for four years, and then began a long and successful career as an engineer in the field of telecommunications.

In addition to his parents, Don is survived by Sandra, his wife of 21 years; his sons, Andrew (Kris) of Waukesha and Matthew of Madison; and three grandchildren, Derrick, Sarah and Alex. Other survivors include sisters Linda (Tim) Engels of Bradley, Ill., and Sue Abplanalp of Waukesha, and brother David (Sherry) Abplanalp of Waukesha. He is further survived by many other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Evangelical and Reformed United Church of Christ, 413 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast or to Chapel on the Hill United Church of Christ, both of which were close to his heart.