Donald "Don" Finkler, age 84, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 9, 2018. He was born on November 7, 1933, in York Center, WI, the son of Nick and Edna (Drunasky) Finkler. On May 7, 1966, Don was united in marriage with Judith Henriott in Watertown. They shared a wonderful marriage together and had the love and compassion for each other that will live forever. They really had that true love.
Prior to his retirement, Don had been employed by Perry Printing in Waterloo. In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking, gardening, fishing and hunting. He cherished his grandchildren and great- grandchildren.
Don is survived by his children: Robin (Randy) Hamre, Todd (Michelle) Finkler, James (Dawn) Finkler and David (Molly) Finkler; 10 grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren and a brother Ralph (Jean) Finkler. He was preceded in death by his wife Judi; his sister, Lorraine Grunewald and brother Sylves Finkler.
A celebration of Don's life will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, February 17, 2018 at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 1310 Emerald Terrace, Sun Prairie, visitation will be held from 11:00 am until the time of service.
Memorials may be made to Agrace HospiceCare.
The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Agrace HospiceCare for their compassionate care.
Don and Judi are finally reunited and they will be dearly missed.
Cress Funeral Home
1310 Emerald Terrace
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin 53590
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My heartfelt condolences to you David (Molly) and the girls. Sorry I could not be terrifying this time... I know that he is in your mom's loving arms
Uncle Don will be missed by all the lives he touched. Don had a contagious laugh and sense of humor. He was so much fun to be around. He had everlasting love of his wife, Judi, the children, Robin, Todd, Jim & David, their spouses/fiancé, all of his grandchildren & great grandchildren. Don & Judi had a very close friendship with his brother, Ralph, his wife, Jean, and their family and had many treasured memories of times spent together especially Packer parties at their farm. Don loved to listen to Judi sing and now as they are reunited I am confident she is singing & they are smiling as they are together again. Love you forever, Jane
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