Donald M. Price, 77
March 22, 1940 — Dec. 16, 2017

Donald M. Price, 77 Donald M. “Don” Price, 77, of West Bend, entered eternal life Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, with his family at his side.

Don was born March 22, 1940, in Weyauwega, the son of the late Paul and Rose (Witt) Price. On Feb. 10, 1962, he was united in marriage with Judy Schleif at Zion United Church of Christ in Dale.

After Don graduated from Weyauwega High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and proudly served his country for four years. Following honorable discharge, Don was employed by Gehl Co. for many years.

After retiring from Gehl Co., he enjoyed a second career as a truck driver for Cedar Crest Ice Cream and Quad/Graphics. He fully embraced retirement in 2003. Don had many hobbies and talents, including woodcarving, jewelry making, wine making, hunting, fly tying and fishing. But his greatest enjoyment was spending time with his children and grandchildren.

On Sept. 16, 2017, Don had the experience of a lifetime on the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight when he traveled to Washington, D.C., with other area veterans.

Those Don leaves behind to cherish his memory include his wife of 55 years, Judy; three children, Denise (Mark) Christopher of West Bend, Don Price of Tempe, Arizona, and Amy (Jeff) Duening of West Bend; seven grandchildren, Emily, Megan and Clare Christopher, and Ellie, Jacob, Andrew and Anna Duening; two sisters, Irene Peterson of Waupaca and Alice Brose of Weyauwega; three brothers, Paul “Gene” Price of Bloomfield, Colorado, Roger Price of Waupaca, and Jerry (Lynn) Price of Shawano; a brother-in-law, Tom (Joanie) Schleif of West Bend; special nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline (Bill) Hansen; his parents-in-law, Andrew and Marie Schleif; three sisters-in-law, Shirley Price, Diane Price and Grace Schleif; and two brothers-in-law, Richard Peterson and Jack Brose.

A memorial service for Don will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, at Peace United Church of Christ, 343 First St. (parking lot off south Main Street), in Kewaskum with the Rev. Eric Kirkegaard officiating.

Don’s family will greet relatives and friends at the church Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of service.

Memorials to Stars and Stripes Honor Flight or Peace United Church of Christ in Kewaskum are appreciated.

The Myrhum Patten Miller and Kietzer Funeral Home have been entrusted with Don’s arrangements. Additional information and guestbook may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to the Aurora Emergency Department Staff at Grafton Hospital and the staff at St. Luke’s Neurosurgery ICU in Milwaukee. A special thank you to Dr. Bill Listwan, Dr. Vukelich, and his current team of doctors, Mian, Jella and Thohan.