July 17, 1920- September 10, 2013
Funeral Services for Donn Hennigar, 93, of Jefferson, Iowa will be 11:00 am Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson. Burial will take place at a later date at Paton Township Cemetery. Visitation will be after 11:00 Friday, September 13, 2013 at Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home in Jefferson with the family present to greet friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Memorials are suggested to the family and may be left at Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home in Jefferson.
Donald “Donn” Lynn Hennigar, the son of Arthur Elwood Hennigar and Hazel Mae Titus Hennigar was born, July 17, 1920 on a farm in Rockford, Iowa. He was one of twelve children born to this union. Donn passed away September 10, 2013 at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa at the age of 93.
In 1944, Donn enlisted in the United States Navy and was assigned as a radar man on the USS Whitman. In 1946, Donn was honorably discharged from the United States Navy.
In 1947, Donn was united in marriage to Delores Buttolph. They were the parents of nine children. In 1956, Donn went to work for Western Auto Transports. He worked for many different trucking companies over the years from Kroblin Refrigerator Express, Ruan Trucking Company, Ace Lines, and in 1993, retired while working with Crouse Cartage Company out of Carroll, Iowa. After retirement, Donn worked driving a bus for disabled, mentally and physically challenged clients for Regent XII Council of Governments.
In 1980, Donn moved to Jefferson. On April 10, 1982, Donn and Karma were married.
Donn was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church in Paton, Iowa. Donn enjoyed golfing, airplanes, and reading. Above all, he enjoyed his families.
Donn is preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Elwood, Wayne, Donald, Owen, Daryl, Bruce, and Glenn; and his sister: Eileen. He is survived by his wife Karma of Jefferson, Iowa; children: Cheryl (Arden) Thompson, Jackie (Denis) Foss, Mary Janice (Don) Nissen, Dale (Carol) Hennigar, Candice (late Robert) DeWitt, Tim (Brenda) Hennigar, Mike (Denise) Hennigar, Scott (Denise) Hennigar, Donel (David) Feldt/ Sheryl Peterson (Mark Meserole), Connie (Peter) Elliott, Kris Carrick, Jan (Dick) Whitver, Jeff Shorey (Wendy Rasmussen), Ranae (Craig) McDermott, and Brenda Holtke; 33 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; 3 brothers: Loren Hennigar, Hollis Hennigar, and Stanley Hennigar; and Sister Betty Harris; other relatives and many friends.Information provided by: Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home 119 West Lincolnway PO Box 108 Jefferson, Iowa 50129 515.386.2171 www.sliningerrossowfuneralhome.com