|Birth: ||Nov. 21, 1922|
San Joaquin County
|Death: ||Aug. 12, 2010|
Don Donald, was born in Stockton, California on November 21, 1922, and went to be with his Lord on Thursday, August 12, 2010, following complications with open heart surgery.
At a young age, Don moved to Fresno with his family, then to Mariposa where he graduated from Mariposa High School in 1940.
He joined the U.S Navy during World War II.
Don served on the aircraft carrier Enterprise as a radioman gunner in an SBD dive bomber, where he was heavily involved in the battle of Midway.
After five years in the Navy, Don went to work for Fresno County Sheriff's Department and retired in 1973. Following retirement, his new love was being a square dance caller for 30 years. He enjoyed baking persimmon cookies, always sharing, and had terrific love and hugs for all people. He will be missed.
He is suvived by Elsie, his loving wife of 63 years; son, Donald Hoff and his wife Vicki; honorary daughter, Linda Hoff Brugetti and her husband Mike; granddaughter, Cindy Abney; grandson, Tim Hoff; three lovely great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and loved ones.
A Memorial Service will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 5955 S Elm Ave., Fresno (Easton), Ca. on Saturday, August 21, 2010, at 10:00 a.m.
WALLIN'S SANGER FUNERAL HOME 1524 9th Street Sanger, California
Published in the Fresno Bee on August 19, 2010
Created by: dot
Record added: Aug 20, 2010
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Added: Aug. 20, 2010