Donald Wiltgen

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Donald Clemens Wiltgen July 22, 1925 - August 14, 2013 Donald Clemens Wiltgen age 88 of Fountain, CO passed away August 14, 2013 in Grand Junction CO. Don was born July 22, 1925 in Decorah, IA to Mary Wiltgen (Uhlenhake) and William L. Wiltgen. He married Darlene Fay Lively on July 24, 1943, they had three children, Donald Dennis Wiltgen (Carol-Ann), Donna Lee Mills (Robert), and Darrell Duane Wiltgen (Dianne); eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Don served 2-1/2 years in WWII as a combat engineer in the invasion of Leyte, Southern Philippines and Okinawa. He was wounded in Okinawa in 1945 and was Awarded the Purple Heart for this, he also received a good conduct medal and two Bronze stars. When Don left the service he became a trim carpenter, he did this until he retired 30 years later. He worked for Stout Construction for 23 of those years. Don was also a charter member of the Security volunteer fire department and served with them for 20 years. He was also a member of the Colorado POA club, Widefield Riders, and Security Knights of Columbus. Don was proceeded in death by his parents, his wife Darlene, five brothers: Raymond Francis, Ralf, Richard and Walt; two sisters: Mildred and Dolores; and one grandchild, Debbie Wiltgen. The funeral will be on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 10AM at St. Dominic's Catholic Church in Fountain, CO. In lieu of flowers donate to the Security Fire Department or St Dominic's Catholic Church.
Published in The Daily Sentinel on Aug. 20, 2013
Arrangements under the direction of:
Dove-Witt Family Mortuary
6630 South Us Highway 85-87 | Fountain, CO 80817 | (719) 390-4906
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