Madison - Don Stoffels, age 85, passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. He was born on November 12, 1931, in Evanston, Illinois, the son of Herbert R. and Dorothea M. (Zorn) Stoffels. He married Diane A. Hupke on February 12, 1955 in Chicago.
He is survived by sons: Dave (Amy), Doug (Mary), and Dale (Brenda); grandchildren: Derek, Dan, Tyler, Carson, Shane, and Brianna Stoffels, Jessica (Billy) Peregrine, Derek (Tara) Barica, Andy Jones, Ryan and Allison Bailey, and Taylor (Patrick) Merida; and several step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Diane, his parents, and his brother, Bob.
Don was a leading member of the advertising community in Madison for over 50 years, owning and managing his agency and as an adjunct professor emeritus in the UW School of Journalism. He was active in the Madison Advertising Federation, receiving their Silver Medal award in 1980. He loved to coach teams of students from the university in advertising campaign competitions against teams from other universities across the country, taking numerous teams to the national finals. 'Donzo' had a passion for being outdoors and hiking in nature, as well as volunteering at the nature center in Devil's Lake State Park.
A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Cress Center, 6021 University Avenue, Madison. Family will greet friends after 3:30 p.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Friends of Devil's Lake, PO Box 209, Baraboo, WI, 53913.
Please share your memories at www.cressfuneralservice.com
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