Donald K. Van Airsdale
Donald K. Van Airsdale, 86,
of Fond du Lac, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, with his loving family
by his side at the Hospice Home of Hope.
He was born on August 4,
1932, in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Kenneth and Clara (Palen) Van
Airsdale. Donald served as an E4 Combat
Engineer in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. When he completed his
service, Donald married Annette Grignano on October 8, 1955 in Pensacola,
Following their marriage, the
Van Airsdale’s moved to Fond du Lac, WI.
Donald was employed at Fred Rueping Leather Co. for 29 years. He later worked for the Fond du Lac School
System for 13 years prior to retiring.
He is survived by his wife,
Annette, his children: Mary (Lee) Voskuil, Carrie (Ray) Neitzel, and Teresa
(Dan) Kelroy; ten grandchildren: Stacy (Chris) Boden, Michelle (Adam) Back,
Courtney (Josh) Steuer, Jake “JJ” (Laura) Neitzel, and Seth (Lauren Bridges)
Kelroy; and nine great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by
his parents, two brothers: Gordon and Duane Van Airsdale and one sister-in-law
Doris Van Airsdale.
VISITATION: Friends may call
on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church of Holy
Family Parish, 200 South Peters Avenue, Fond du Lac.
FUNERAL: Mass of Christian
Burial will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019,
at 11:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church of Holy Family Parish. Cremation has taken place. Inurnment will take place at Estabrooks Cemetery.
Trier-Puddy American Legion Post #75 will conduct military services. A Celebration of Life will follow at the
Eagle’s Club, Fond du Lac from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel
& Crematory is serving the family, www.kurkimachfuneralchapel.com. 920-921-4420