Donald Einck

Donald Einck, 74, of Decorah, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at his home outside of Decorah.

Donald Raymond Einck was born March 1, 1949, to Edwin and Irene (Meyer) Einck, one of six children. Don grew up helping on the family farm and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Don graduated from South Winneshiek High School in 1967. After high school, he was drafted into the army. After his deployment he worked for Roverud Construction; but the majority of his career was spent at Camcar. He retired in 2011 after working for the company for over 30 years. His favorite pastimes included his annual fishing and quail hunting trips to Kansas, watching the boys race motocross and racecars, golfing, traveling, relaxing in his recliner, working on the pond and taking care of his lawn. Donald married Gaye Meyer Dec. 11, 1971, at Wheatland Church in New Albin. To this union, two sons were born: Todd and Toby. Don will be remembered as a kind man. He had a giving heart and loved to “give people a hard time” with his witty sense of humor. Don enjoyed having people out to fish on their beautiful pond and always had time for cold beers and conversations in the garage. Don loved supporting his boys and was proud of all their accomplishments. Don will be greatly missed by many family and friends.

Donald Raymond Einck is survived by his wife, Gaye and his two children: Todd (Shelly) Einck, of Allison, and Toby (Clarissa) Einck of Decorah; his grandchildren: Rylee Einck, Hayden Einck, Kinsey Einck, Nash Arkulari, Toby Arkulari and Shelby Arkulari and his three siblings: Darlene Benedict with special friend Steve Nelson, Denise O’Shea and Deb Palmersheim with husband Mark.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents:Edwin and Irene Einck; Gaye’s parents: Elmer and Lois Meyer; his brothers: Dean “Bear” Einck and Duane Einck and his brothers-in-law: Hugh Meyer and Michael O’Shea.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a donation in Donald Einck’s name to Hospice or any VA Clinic/Cemetery.

Per Don's wishes, a private family funeral took place at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston, Minnesota Tuesday, May 9, 2023. A Celebration of Life took place from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at the VFW in Decorah.  



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