Donald O. "Don" Scheibe, 89, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018, at the Maquoketa Care Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.
A celebration of Don's life will be held at 10 A.M., Thursday, May 17, 2018 at First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 P.M. on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at the Buckhorn Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, Iowa.
Donald Otto Scheibe was born on December 29, 1928 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to George Otto and Adele (Bartels) Scheibe. He attended the Little Red Schoolhouse and later graduated from Maquoketa High School. He married Vera Harriett Ringen on June 12, 1953 in Preston, Iowa. To this union two children were born: Steven and Mark.
Don was a farmer who farmed with his wife Vera, first south of Maquoketa, and in 1962 they purchased a farm west of Maquoketa. As lifetime farmers and partners, they farmed together for over 60 years.
Don was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa. Through the years Don had been actively involved with the Jackson County Cattleman and the Jackson County Pork Producers, and had helped young kids getting started with 4-H. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, morel mushroom hunting and attending grandkids sporting events. He was a collector of Steins and coins, and had raised purebred Duroc hogs and Charolais cattle for many years.
Those left to honor Don's memory include his children, Steven Scheibe of Fairview, TN, and Mark (Milissa) Scheibe of Maquoketa, IA; and 4 grandchildren, Bryan Scheibe of Smyrna, TN, Emily Scheibe of Nashville, TN, Zachary Scheibe of Maquoketa, IA, and Bradley Scheibe of Maquoketa, IA; and sisters-in-law, Lois (Richard) Schnoor of Maquoketa, IA, and Janet (Charles) Hindley of Clinton, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Walter, an infant sister Ruth and a sister Evelyn Small, and his wife Vera on January 29, 2017.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Donald O. "Don" Scheibe memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
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My sincere condolences to Don's whole family. I was blessed to be one of his caretakers....
Couple funny stories.
I'd come to remind Don about supper. He'd say he wasn't sure he was gonna come out, he wasn't feeling too good. But before I left he'd ask if I'd unwrap a few mini candy bars for him. I'd smile and shake my head. I figured he's worked his butt off his whole life, he deserved "some" chocolate (a lot) every now and then; or candy, nuts, salmon or whatever he wanted.
Second one; everybody's air conditioners were winterized. But not Don's. His was on 365 24/7.
If I ever needed to cool off, I'd go see if his room needed picked up or his urinal emptied, or whatever I could do...shhhhh.
He was so appreciative for all the help he was given. Please and thank you go a long way and he'd tell you that several times before you'd leave even if you were only in there a few minutes.
He was genuinely a nice guy.
Mark Millissa & boys, our condolences to you for Don, thoughts and prayers are with you all!
Mark, Milissa, and boys, . . so sorry to hear this news, our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days ahead.
So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers your way as you go thru this difficult time. Thinking of all of you!
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