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Donald Ray Hadenfeldt

December 11, 1938 — February 7, 2024

Williamsburg

Williamsburg- Donald Ray Hadenfeldt went to be with his Lord and Savior, passing away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family on February 7, 2024.  Donald was born on December 11, 1938 in an ambulance on the old Coralville strip, the son of Julius (Jude) and Minnie Hadenfeldt. He graduated from Parnell High School in 1957.  After graduation, Don joined the US Navy where he served from 1957 – 1961.   Don was a tremendous worker, working at the Highway Commission for several years before joining the office of Public Safety at the University of Iowa.  Don retired from that job in 1997.  

 Donald was united in marriage to Pauline Kruse on June 30, 1962, but they later divorced.  He then married Rebecca Grimm Rose on November 25, 1995. They were both members of the North Liberty Baptist Church.  Donald lived in Iowa County all of his life.  He always enjoyed hunting and fishing – when asked what he would have done more, he’d say “gone fishing”.  His favorite past time was running his chainsaw.  He had several chainsaws and was always there to lend a hand cutting trees down, coming to the service of several in the Cedar Rapids area during the Derecho.  In his retirement, Don and his beautiful wife Rebecca travelled to many places, taking a month-long road trip to Alaska for their 10th anniversary.  They also enjoyed bluegrass festivals all over the Midwest, as well as trips to see the leaves, trips down south to visit family, and many national parks.

 Donald was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings Ervin (Virginia) Hadenfeldt, Kathryn (George) McCallister, Larene (Karl) Coover, and Kenneth (Ollie) Hadenfeldt; and a brother-in-law, Richard Henson; and his mother-in-law R. Yvonne Grimm.

 He is survived by his loving wife, Rebecca;  his daughters Patricia (Keith) Garringer of Williamsburg, Tammy Streit (Tim Bell) of Excelsior Springs, MO, Sandra (Scott) Brown of Port Byron IL and a son, Jim (Niki) Rose of Geneva AL;  several grandchildren; Joshua (Samantha) Garringer, Jonathan (Megan) Garringer, Samantha (John) Garringer Daly, Kenneth Donnelly, Amanda (Patrick) Crowley,   Brandon Brown, Jacob Rose and Evelyn Brown; as well as great grandchildren Trey and Alisha Garringer, Kaylie Donnelly and Elijah and Abel Garringer; several brothers and sisters-in-law; Kenny (Sheryl) Grimm, Stan (Deb) Grimm, Ruth Henson, Jeannie (Dave) Fetzer, Bill (Kathie) Grimm, Beth (Keith) Levan, and Mo (Karla) Grimm; and by many nieces and nephews.

Celebration of Life Service will be 11:00 am Monday, February 12, 2024 at North Liberty Baptist Church in North Liberty. Visitation will be Monday from 9:00-10:30 at the church. Burial will be 2:30 PM at the Zion Cemetery in Rural Ladora. A Memorial Fund has been established for the North Liberty Baptist Church and Friends of Iowa County Conservation-Lake Iowa. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com

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