Funeral services for Donald "Skeet" Waggoner, 85, of Sutherland, will take place at 2 p.m., today, Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at Church of Christ in Sutherland. Rev. John Erickson and Rev. Mike Cooper will officiate the service,
Interment will take place at Waterman Cemetery of Sutherland.
There will be a military service conducted at the graveside by the American Legion Post No. 152 of Sutherland.
Donald passed away Monday, July 21, 2008, at Baum-Harmon Mercy Hospital of Primghar.
Donald Dean "Skeet" Waggoner, the son of Frank and Ruth (Bidwell) Waggoner, was born Sept. 25, 1922, in Sutherland. His childhood years were spent in rural Sutherland where he attended Highland Township Country Schools. He later attended and graduated from Sutherland High School in 1940. Following his schooling, he moved to California and worked for an aircraft company in San Diego. Skeet entered the military and served with the U.S. Navy as an aerial gunner on a TB-F Torpedo Bomber from 1942 until his honorable discharge in 1946.
Skeet married Winifred Louise Marks on Nov. 16, 1945, in Chicago, Ill. Following their marriage he worked on the farm for his father for nine months and later did carpenter work for Pete Krekow. In 1952, he started his own business of delivering gasoline which he continued until his retirement. In 1986, he was presented a plaque from the Sutherland School District for his more than 37 years service to the district. During that time, he ran the down marker as a member of the "chain gang" at the Sutherland home football games. He was a member of the Sutherland Fire Dept. for 25 years, member of the Sutherland Legion Post No. 152 for 50 years and past commander of the Sutherland Post and County Post. He was a member of the Abiff Lodge No. 147 since 1954. Winifred passed away April 3, 1993.
He married Jackie Triplett Segelke on Sept. 19, 1998, in Sutherland. Following their marriage, they continued to live in Sutherland.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; one infant daughter, Lori; and two grandsons: Alexander Waggoner and Matt Lottman.
Donald is survived by his wife, Jackie of Sutherland; one daughter, Linda Lottman and her husband, Gary of Sutherland; one son James Waggoner and his wife, Kathryn of Rapid City, S.D.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Glen Waggoner and his wife, Elaine of Sutherland; and two stepchildren: Ron Segelke of Sutherland, and Renee Severson and her husband, Jim of Cedar Rapids.
Warner Funeral Home of Sutherland is in charge of arrangements.