Donald Lifke

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Donald Lee Lifke



Donald Lee Lifke (83) passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017, after a valiant battle with cancer. All of his children were by his side at Kaseman Hospice for his final days.

Don is survived by his four children, Joseph Lee Lifke (wife Lisa) of Albuquerque, Donald Michael Lifke (children Lauren and Nicholas) of Albuquerque, Julie Eaton (husband James Eaton and son Chad) of Fort Thomas, KY, Susan Lifke (husband Todd Perlmutter) of Agoura Hills, CA; and sisters Gail Wangerin of Oconomowoc, WI and Sharron Roffers of Beaver Dam, WI. He was preceded in death by his mother Olga Grubich of Chicago, IL, father Joseph A. Lifke and stepmother Sylvia Lifke of Milwaukee, WI, and brother Leonard Grubich of Beaver Dam, WI.

Don was born in Mayville, WI, on November 7, 1934. He served in the U.S. Army at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO and Sandia Base, NM, where he was a sharpshooter. He worked at Dale Bellamah Homes and spent most of his career delivering freight for various trucking companies in Albuquerque. Don won the New Mexico Truck Roadeo (yes, spelled Roadeo) straight truck class in 1975 and 1976 and went on to represent New Mexico in the national truck roadeos.

Don was an avid Wisconsin Badgers and Green Bay Packers fan. He now has front row seats for both teams and will watch his Packers play at the great Lambeau Field in Heaven.

Don's immediate family will hold a private service at Santa Fe National Cemetery. His family would like to thank everyone who has been so caring during their time of sorrow and would also like to thank everyone at Kaseman Hospice for allowing them to celebrate their father during the time he spent under their care.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Dec. 24, 2017