Don J. Misel
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Donald J. Misel, age 89, of Marengo, formerly of Amana, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2022, in Leesburg, FL. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, October 10, 2022, at the First Presbyterian Church, Marengo, with Rev. Anni Thorn and Rev. Diane Vorhies officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday, October 9, 2022, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. Burial will be in the Marengo Cemetery with military honors conducted by the American Legion Post #76 and the United States Navy Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.
Don is survived by his daughter Kim (George) Scott, of Marengo; four grandchildren, Jamie Scott (William Wolter), of Homestead, Alex Scott, of Marengo, Kara (Cody) Wuchter, of Solon and Katy (Michael) Kline, of Kapolei, HI; a brother Al Misel, of Marengo; a sister Jacqulyn Peterson, of Marengo; a niece Sari (Raymond) Hacker, of Marengo; three nephews, Todd (Robin) Misel, of Ankeny, David (Amy) Peterson, of Schoolcraft, MI, and Don Al (Bronwyn) Peterson, of Peyton, CO; a daughter-in-law Jan Misel, of Solon; a special sweetheart, Karen Moline; and extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Marilyn, his parents Michael and Blanche Misel, a son Chris and a sister-in-law Betty Misel.
Donald James Misel was born April 21, 1933, in Marengo, the son of Michael and Blanche (Holley) Misel. He graduated from Marengo High School in 1953. Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy, served during the Korean War as a member of the USS Shields DD596. After completing his Navy enlistment, Don continued his education at Iowa State University. He was united in marriage to Marilyn Stuck on September 5, 1959, at the Little Brown Church, in Nashua. Don was a long-time resident of Amana, before moving to Marengo. He was employed at Collins Radio for 33 years as a commercial artist. Don was a member of the Masonic Lodge #364, Fairfax and the Past Master of the Marengo Lodge before it closed. Don was also a member of the Marengo American Legion Post #76, president of the Iowa County Historical Society, Amana Heritage Society and the Amana Arts Guild. He loved traveling and going to Florida and attending his grandkids events through the years. Don enjoyed watching the Iowa Hawkeyes play and going to the Cedar Rapids Roughrider Hockey games, as well as collecting Tinkertoys and Lincoln Logs.