Obit: White, Donald Charles (1937? - 2018)
Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Manier, Pahl, White
----Source: The Cornell Courier - Sentinel (Cornell, WI) 11/03/2018
White, Donald “Don” Charles (1937? - 29 OCT 2018)
Donald “Don” Charles White, 81, Cornell, passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, after a year long battle with cancer.
Don was born in Thorp, to Emory and Dorothy (Manier) White. He grew up in the Stanley, Holcombe area, with 13 siblings.
He enlisted in the Navy when he was 18, and loved talking about his time on the USS Benner and USS Columbus. Donald married Geraldine “Geri” Pahl Nov. 13, 1957. They had two sons, William and Tony.
After the Navy, Don and his family lived in Germantown, where he worked at a factory called The Controls Company. He moved the family to the Sheldon area in 1970. He worked in Stanley, and also at the paper mill and fireproof in Cornell, then on to Weathershield in Ladysmith, until his retirement in 1998.
After retirement, he and Geri enjoyed traveling with his brother, Fred “Fritz,” and wife, Ada, to many destinations. He always stated after the long car ride, that he’d never go for another ride with his crazy driver brother, yet it wouldn’t be long, and they’d be off on another adventure.
Don also loved going to the casino.
He is survived by his wife – Geri; his sons – Bill (Patty) White and Tony (Peggy) White; his brothers – Fred “Fritz”, Eddy and Russel; his sisters – Mertle, Joanne, Ruby, Ali, Patsy, Jenny, Judy and Debbie; grandchildren – Nathan (Heather), Billy (Shelly), Joshua (Sarah), Heather, Jake (Mariah), Nicole and Ashley (Brett); and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother – Bud.
Donald requested no services be held. There will be a burial of ashes at the Cornell Cemetery at a later date.
Note: Birth information was not published with obituary.
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