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Donald Eugene Takes

1924 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences Gallery
Donald Eugene Takes Obituary
Donald Eugene Takes, a retired electrical engineer, died Sunday, May 25, 2014. Service: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 5, at Holy Family Catholic Church followed by burial at 2 p.m. in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole with a rosary at 6:30 p.m. Memorials: Catholic Charities, P.O. Box 15610, Fort Worth, Texas 76119; or , 3301 West Freeway, Fort Worth, Texas 76107 Don was born to Nicholas Eugene Takes and Etta Grove Takes at Rockwell City, Iowa, on Feb. 11, 1924. A 1942 graduate of Rockwell City High School, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps, was commissioned as a navigator and completed 50 missions before V-E day in B-24's with the 464th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force, based in Italy. In 1946, he married Dolores Barrett at Sacred Heart Church in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He received his BSEE from Iowa State in 1948 and worked for Curtis-Wright Corp. in Columbus, Ohio. Curtis loaned him to Boeing in Seattle, then to Consolidated-Vultee in Fort Worth in 1949 where they remained. Since 1962, Don worked for Harris Intertype (now Goss), a printing press manufacturer in Fort Worth, becoming manager of Commercial Installations, retiring in 1989. Don was a Eucharistic minister at Holy Family, a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, the Holy Family Men's Club, Alpha Tau Omega social fraternity, Tau Beta Pi honorary engineering fraternity, the Texas Society of Professional Engineers, Ridglea Country Club, the Farando Dance Club and several bridge clubs. After retirement, he and his wife enjoyed traveling, visiting family and 89 countries. Don was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Dolores Mary Ann Barrett Takes; four infant children; his parents; his brother, Richard Takes; and his in-laws, Lee and Wilma Barrett. Survivors: His children, Tom Takes and wife, Karen, Terri Emery and husband, Mark, Julie Froehlich and husband, Michael, and Steve Takes and wife, Rosaline; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Lucille Takes; and many, many friends.
Published in Star-Telegram on June 1, 2014
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