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Donald William Alpenfels
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Birth: Dec. 21, 1918
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Death: Apr. 19, 1975
Torrance
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Don was my Grandfather. He was the son of William Francis Alpenfels and Olga Hihiline Mitchell. He was a twin, but only he survived childbirth. He was born on a houseboat in Portland, Oregon.

Grandpa owned "Don's Speed Shop" in Gardena, California. He was involved in land records at Bonneville, Utah. One of the engines he helped build still holds a record:

The information in this page was copied from the web-site of the Southern California Timing Association - Bonneville Nationals Inc.

Category: Modified
Blown Fuel Competition Coupe and Sedan -/BFCC

E/BFCC Thompson-Alpenfels-Frazier...G. Frazier 70 235.294

http://pws.prserv.net/jmach1p/1999RoadTrip/1999-08-03/spdrcrds.htm

Grandpa is also referenced in this article:

1953 Studebaker Post Coupe - A Saga
Hot Rodding's First 200-MPH Grocery-Getter

By Gray Baskerville
Photography by The Rod & Custom Archives

http://rodcustom.automotive.com/45867/1953-studebaker-coupe/index.html

 
 
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 Parents:
  William Francis Alpenfels (1891 - 1947)
 
 Sibling:
  Infant Male Alpenfels (1917 - 1917)*
  Donald William Alpenfels (1918 - 1975)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Green Hills Memorial Park
Rancho Palos Verdes
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Summit Lawn 52 C
 
Created by: Bob & Valerie (Johnson) ...
Record added: Jul 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39078025
Donald William Alpenfels
Added by: Bob & Valerie (Johnson) Freeman
 
Donald William Alpenfels
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Warren Weimer
 
 
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- Bob & Valerie (Johnson) Freeman
 Added: May. 25, 2012
Summit Lawn 52 C
- D K Railsback B
 Added: Nov. 13, 2011

- Judy Curnell
 Added: Nov. 2, 2011
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