Donald M. Powers, age 70, of Beaver Dam, passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2009 after a long courageous fight with cancer.
Don was born the son of Martin and Stella (Ramseur) Powers on August 29, 1939. He was a 1957 graduate of Columbus High School. Don worked for the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. for 15 years. He then worked and enjoyed his job and work associates at Frito-Lay, Inc. family of Madison for 29 years. He retired in April 2002. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, camping, snowmobiling, and in retirement, just spending time working in his yard on the lake and taking life easy. Don most enjoyed being with his children and grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Don is survived by his wife of 37 years, Katherine Powers, his sons, Mark (Betsy) Powers of Fond du Lac, Kelly (Cindy) Powers of Madison, his two cherished grandchildren, Jena Qualman-Powers and Claire Powers, his sister, Dolores (Cliff) Schwartz of Beaver Dam, his brothers, Wayne (Darlene) Powers, Richard (Sharon) Powers, Gary (Judy) Powers, and his sisters Janet and Annette Powers, all of Columbus, his son, Mike Powers, his brothers-in-law, Joe (Carol) Schwartz of La Crosse, Paul (Mary Jayne) Sherksnis of Danville, IL, Jerry (Bern) Schingen of Fond du Lac, and many nieces and nephews.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Stella Powers, and a sister, Patricia Salzwedel.
Don will be cremated and a celebration of life will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers there will be donations passed on to the UW Cancer Clinic and Beaver Dam Hospice.
The Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is caring for the family. To leave online condolences, or for directions and other information, please visit our website at www.MurrayFH.com.