|Birth: ||Oct. 12, 1923|
|Death: ||Jun. 4, 2010|
Donald, age 86, died on Thursday at the VA Hospital in Madison. He was born to Benjamin H. & Gladys (Muffley) Anderson. He grew up in the Maple Bluff area of Madison. He graduated from Wisconsin High and attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He obtained degrees in biology, journalism, chemistry and English and many more. He had over 500 college credits, probably more than anyone in the Midwest. He also studied at Marquette University, a dental school in Detroit, Dartmouth and London, England.
Don was a Navy officer, serving in the Supply Corps, on the Cincinnati and the Rockingham during World War II. After the war, he spent time in a peace corps. type organization helping French children. Don loved his family. He was very proud of his father and his invention of the Clean-Easy milking machine. He was very devoted to his mother, taking care of her until her death. His brothers, Benji and Richie were much loved and he spoke of them fondly. His grandparents, Biegii and Papa Biegi (Maude and Charles Muffley), were also in many of the stories he told. His great-grandfather, J.R. Muffley built a furniture store in Boscobel in 1857. He was also an undertaker and casket maker. He spent the last eight months living back in his home in Boscobel after an extended illness. With the help of Joe Chamberlain, he was able to make his house a home again. He enjoyed time in his yard and taking walks around the neighborhood. Don is survived by his "family", Joseph Chamberlain, Brenda Larson, Rhonda Cerven and Robin Transo; and fellow caregivers, Ronda Rutherford and Kate Howe. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Benjamin and Richard; and his grandparents. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 8, at the First ongregational United Church of Christ in Boscobel with Reverends Jennifer Johnson and Eldona Hazen officiating. Beeman-Patchak Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. His obituary and a photo can be found in the Wisconsin State Journal on June 6, 2010.
Created by: Kathy (Weller) Medick
Record added: Jun 06, 2010
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