Garber, Donald J.
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Donald J. Garber, age 83, of 1306 N. 8th Street, Manitowoc, died Sunday evening, December 16, 2012 at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc.
He was born on November 22, 1929 in Manitowoc, son of the late Joseph Leonard and Evelyn (Siehr) Garber. Don was a graduate of Manitowoc Lincoln High School, Class of 1948. He was a Veteran of the United States Army stationed in California during the Korean Conflict. On June 16, 1956 he married the former Alice Mae Hronek at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. She preceded him in death on October 21, 2011. Don was employed with Lakeside Machine & Tool as a machinist and then with the Manitowoc Company as a foreman for many years until his retirement. Don was a private pilot and a long time member of the E.A.A. He was a member of the Pinecrest Historical Society, AMVETS Post #99 and the Friends of the Manitowoc Zoo.
Survivors include a daughter: Susan Garber, Manitowoc; two sons and daughters-in-law: James & Becky Garber, Mishicot, Michael & Claudia Garber, Whitefish Bay; five grandchildren: Nathan, Bradley, Emily, Joseph and Nicholas; one brother: Thomas Garber, Waukesha; two sisters-in-law: Marlene Garber, Ventura, CA, Marcia Hock, Nashoto; and a cousin: Jim (Dolores) Dins, Appleton. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and a sister-in-law: Edmund & Marge Garber, John Garber; and a sister and brother-in-law: Margaret & Robert Schmidt.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 21, 2012 at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Dave Pleier with entombment at Calvary Mausoleum, Manitowoc. Military Rites will be accorded by AMVETS Post #99.
The family will greet relatives and friends at The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, from 9:00 a.m. Friday, December 21, 2012 until the time of morning prayer service at 10:30 a.m.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.pfefferfuneralhome.com
The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Harmony Living Center of Manitowoc for their kind and compassionate care given to our father during his 3 year stay as well as Home Care and Hospice nurses.
Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter from Dec. 19 to Dec. 20, 2012