Donald E. Finke, 83

Donald E. Finke, 83, passed away on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012.

Donald was born on Aug. 11, 1928 in Mayville to Willard and Elizabeth (nee Neider). He married Virginia Coulter on June 1, 1952 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Peoria, Ill. He graduated from Mayville High School in 1946. He served in the U.S. Army, in a tank division, and was honorably discharged in 1952. Donald was employed at the West Bend Company for almost 40 years and was a foreman in the press department for many years. He enjoyed bowling, golfing and an occasional fishing trip to Canada with his family. He retired Dec. 11, 1987.

Donald is survived by his children Richard (Cathryn) of Waukesha, Michael (LaJeanne) of DeForest, and Terry ( Lisa ) of Jackson; granddaughters Eryn, Ashley, and Heather and grandsons Maxwell and Jeromy; and great-grandchild Braylen Keifer. He is further survived by his niece Barbara (Wilmer) Hundertmark of Mayville, nephews Bill Stanke of Mayville and Chuck (Janet) Finke of Grafton and many other friends. Twin brother David died in 1928. Donald is preceded in death by his wife Virginia in March of 2011, parents Willard and Elizabeth, his brother Bill (Sis) Finke, and sister Lorraine (Ernie) Stanke.

Private inurnment will take place at Washington County Memorial Park.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; 338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.