Donald E. Katzer, 80

Donald ďDonĒ E. Katzer, 80, passed away on Monday, Jan. 28.

Don was born on Jan. 4, 1933, in Milwaukee to Roman and Sylvia (nee Engel) Katzer. He married first Carol Katzer. In later years, Don married Kay Katzer. He dedicated many years at his fatherís company RK Cartage and later Herker Industries.

Don was a former member of the Slinger Advancement Association and had also previously held various offices with the Sociable Singles. Don was an avid gardener and card player, and loved his dogs.

Don is survived by his children Susan (Chris Smith) Katzer and Robert Katzer, and brother Roman (Joy) Katzer. He is further survived by his good friend Lu, cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends of the Sociable Singles Club. Don is preceded in death by his parents Roman and Sylvia Katzer, second wife Kay, and son Kevin in infancy. A Mass of Christian Burial for Don will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at St. Peterís Catholic Church, 200 E. Washington St. in Slinger, with the Rev. Richard Stoffel presiding. Visitation will be at the church from 1-2:45 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. Interment will take place at New St. Peterís Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are appreciated to the St. Peterís Catholic Church Endowment Fund or the Washington County Humane Society (3650 Highway 60, Slinger, WI, 53086).

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Evi and Arni Decker, Lori of Gemini Care, and Arlene from St. Peterís Catholic Church for their care and compassion for Don.

The Phillip Funeral Home of Slinger is assisting the family; (262) 644-5296