Donald W. Saville

Donald W. Saville, age 84, of Sheldon, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Sanford Senior Care in Sheldon, Iowa.

His service will be held 10:30 A.M. Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the Sheldon United Methodist Church in Sheldon, Iowa with Rev. Kevin Gingerich ~ officiating. Burial will be at the East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon, Iowa with flag presentation by the Sheldon American Legion McGlothlen-Cowie Post #145.

Visitation will be after 3 P.M. Friday, September 6, 2013 with family present from 4 – 7 P.M. at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon, Iowa.

Arrangements are under the care of the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.

Online memorial condolences may be sent to:

Donald Wayne Saville, the son of George A. and Verna E. (Plumhoff) Saville was born April 10, 1929 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He received his education and graduated from high school in Sioux Falls. He entered the Army on July 24, 1947 serving in Korea before his discharge on June 30, 1949. After his discharge he worked for Central Telephone Company in LeMars, Iowa. On June 9, 1952 he started working for the Iowa Public Service in LeMars, Iowa. On December 5, 1953 he was united in marriage to Kathryn Bergman in Little Rock, Iowa. After their marriage the couple settled in LeMars and later transferred to Sheldon in 1955. Don worked for Iowa Public Service, Midwest Power and now known as Mid-American Energy, first as a lineman and later a foreman for a total of 39 years retiring on May 1, 1991. In 1961 the couple built a new home in Sheldon where they have enjoyed many years including their retirement years. Don passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at the Sanford Health Center Senior Care reaching the age of 84 years, 4 months and 23 days.

He attended the United Methodist Church in Sheldon and enjoyed helping at the church. He looked forward to spending time with his family and enjoyed having coffee with his friends at Hardees in Sheldon. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, woodworking, playing cards, feeding the birds and squirrels and reading books.

Don leaves to cherish his many memories, his wife of almost 60 years Kathryn of Sheldon, a daughter, Mary and her husband, Warren Wallinga of Sheldon; two sons, Steven and his wife, Cindee Saville of Oelwein, Iowa and Jeffrey and his wife, Dee Dee Saville of Wichita, Kansas; six grandchildren, Michael, Derek, Cody, Shannon, Joshua and Zachary; a sister, Beverly Moore of Prospect Heights, Illinois also other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his parents-in-law, a sister-in-law, Elsie Heeren and two brothers-in-law, Cecil and John Bergman.


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