Donald Warren Einspahr was born March 29th, 1928, in Enders, Neb., to Theodore W. and Susie V. (Herbert) Einspahr. Don grew up and attended school in Wauneta before joining the Merchant Marines in 1945. Don served during the end of WWII and the Korean War in both the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army.
Don married Patricia Pearl Duysen on Feb., 3, 1949, in Grant, Neb., and to this union two children were born Donald E. and Linda K. The couple first settled in Imperial, Neb. Don entered the service during the Korean War and Pat moved to Wauneta, to live with Don’s parents. After his discharge the couple lived in the Denver area where they owned a Skelly Service Station. The couple then moved to Wauneta, where Don was employed in farming. Later he worked for the Wallace Construction Company in McCook, Neb., and the McCook Fire Department. Don became the acting Fire Chief and served for many years. He was also a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Culbertson.
Don passed away Friday evening, Sept. 15th, 2017, at the Hill Crest Nursing Home of McCook. He was 89 years of age.
Survivors include son Donald E. Einspahr and wife Sonyha, of McCook, Neb.; daughter Linda K. Einspahr of McCook; grandchildren: Erica Ruzicka and husband Jay of McCook; Courtney Brown and husband Nolan of McCook; Cole Einspahr of McCook; Tayler Einspahr of McCook; great-grandson Aiden Ruzicka; sister Beulah Purdy of Wauneta; brother Alvin Einspahr and wife Kaye of Enders; sister Delores Cappel and husband Claude of McCook.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Patricia, brother Richard, Wayne and Robert; sisters Mildred Long and Norma Schultz.
Funeral Services were held Wednesday, Sept. 20 at Liewer Funeral Home in Imperial with Rev. Bruce Lester officiating. Interment followed at Mount Hope Cemetery, Imperial.Visitation was held before services.
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Liewer Funera Home entrusted with arrangements.