WILMORE - Donald L. Konkler, 81, of Wilmore, Kentucky, passed away on October 26, 2012. He was born on November 21, 1930 in Peoria, Illinois to Orville and Rose Konkler. He served his country in the US Air Force during the Korean War. He was both a businessman and a family man. He worked in advertising in California, where he met and married the love of his life, Irene Anderson. They, along with their two sons, moved to Lexington, Kentucky in 1971 where they owned and operated "The Country Store" in Spears, Kentucky until retiring in 2009. Don also loved to garden. He always had some of the most beautiful flowers around his home. Don was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather to his family. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Irene Anderson Konkler; 2 sons, Jonathan (Janice) of Anchorage, Alaska; and Anthony (Debra) of Lexington, Kentucky; and 3 grandchildren: Shannon, Stacey, and Stephen Konkler of Anchorage, Alaska. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by sister, Virginia Konkler; and brother, Richard Konkler. His remains will be interred on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 2:30pm at Camp Nelson National Cemetery, 6980 Danville Road in Nicholasville, Kentucky. In lieu of flowers, remembrances are suggested to the Disabled American Veterans at www.dav.org. Friends and family are invited to leave condolences at a guestbook at www.legacy.com.
Published in Lexington Herald-Leader on June 16, 2013