Donald K. Underhill, 81


Donald K. Underhill, 81, of Rhinelander, formerly of Cedarburg, died on June 28, 2013, at the Seasons of Life Hospice in Woodruff.

He was born on Oct. 21, 1931, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Samuel and Elsie Zentgraf Underhill. After high school, Don served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to the states and attended Marquette University in Milwaukee.

His employment included various companies when he was young, but ended with more than 25 years of service to Johnson Controls in Milwaukee. He married Pauline Heiting of Port Washington and they lived in Cedarburg for many years. Upon his retirement, they moved to Port Washington in 2000, where they lived for many years and later moved to the Rhinelander area permanently.

Don is survived by his wife of 38 years, Pauline (Heiting) Underhill of Rhinelander; his children, Deborah (Douglas) Willis of Bradenton, Fla., Barbara (Jose Mercedez) Jimenez of Bradenton, Fla., Bruce Underhill of Fort Myers, Fla., and Teresa (Kurt) Hanson of Portland, Ore.; his four grandchildren; his twin sister, Enid Malone of Kings Park, N.Y.; his brother, Wallace Underhill of Inverness, Fla.; other family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, David Underhill.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 2013, at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church North, 1375 Covered Bridge Road, Cedarburg. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the church.

Poole Funeral Home is serving the family. For information and online condolences, please visit www.poolefh.com or call 284-4431.