urvivors include his three children: Linda (Fred) Voshake of Quincy, Illinois, Ted (Suzanne) Vonderhaar of West Point, Iowa and James (Janet) Vonderhaar of Ottumwa, Iowa; eight grandchildren: Mark Voshake, Kathleen, Joseph, John, Jaqueline, Justin, Maria and Josephine Vonderhaar; four great grandchildren; three sisters: Imelda Bushman of Urbandale, Iowa, Barbara Holtkamp of Donnellson, Iowa and Rosie (Bill) Brune of West Burlington, Iowa; one brother: Larry (Diane) Vonderhaar of Burlington, Iowa; one sister-in-law: Velda Vonderhaar of West Point, Iowa. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife: Lucy; one infant daughter; one sister: Elaine and one brother: Gene.
Don served in the United States Air Force. He operated Vonderhaar Dairy in the West Point and Fort Madison areas for a number of years. He then worked for Churchill Freight Lines out of Burlington. Upon retirement, he moved to Mexico Beach, Florida. Don was a member of St. Dominic’s Catholic Church in Panama City, Florida. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, West Point American Legion Holtz-Geers Post #668, Forty and Eight Club and Teamsters Union. In earlier years, he enjoyed boating on the Mississippi River with his family. In recent years, he enjoyed family visits, his Florida neighbors, staying informed on current events and especially hosting spring break visits for his college age grandchildren and their friends.
Friends may call after 12:00 noon Thursday, October 25, 2018, at Schmitz Funeral Home in West Point where the family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. that evening. A Knights of Columbus Rosary will be recited at 3:00 p.m. and a Christian Wake Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
The Schmitz Funeral Home of West Point is assisting the family with arrangements.
On-line condolences to the family may be made at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com.