Donald F. Margelowsky, 81

Donald F. “Margo” Margelowsky, 81, of Hartford passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014, at the Aurora Medical Center in Hartford.

Don was born July 15, 1932, in the town of Hartford to Hilmer and Minnie (née Hoeppner) Margelowsky. He was united in marriage to Marie Katzfey on Nov. 3, 1962, at St. Peters Catholic Church in Slinger.

Don worked for the city of Hartford water department as a superintendent for many years. He loved camping and spending time outdoors and was the president of his union. Don was a volunteer firefighter for the city of Hartford for 42 years and served as deputy chief for 13 years. He also volunteered at the Hartford auto museum for many years.

Don is survived by his sisters- in-law Marjorie Margelowsky of Portage and Faye Margelowsky of Maryville, Tenn. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Don is preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife Marie in 2013, and his brothers Norbert, Charles and Elroy Margelowsky.

Memorial services for Don will be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at 6 p.m. at Shimon Funeral Home (824 Union St.), Hartford, with the Rev. Paul Waldschmidt officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends on Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Inurnment at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Slinger.

Memorials to Hartford Fire Department, Peace Lutheran Church, Hartford Auto Museum or a charity of one’s choice are appreciated.

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