Donald Ray Weidenfeller

Published 3:20 pm Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Donald R. Weidenfeller died July 29, 2010 at Tryon Estates in Columbus. He was born on March 19, 1920 in Coleraine, Minn., the son of the late Raymond and Mae Weidenfeller.

He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. degree in civil engineering. He was a Lt. in the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. After the war he moved to Milwaukee, Wisc., and worked in private business, retiring as a corporate marketing manager.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife Lois Nauth Weidenfeller. He is survived by his daughters, Donna Weidenfeller, San Francisco, Calif., Jane Falconer (Phillip), Scotia, N.Y., and his grandchildren, Trevor Falconer, Scotia, N.Y., and Erin Falconer Cullen, Fairfax, Va.

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A private burial is planned.

An online guest register is available at

McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.