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Donald S. Bleil

August 17, 1925 — April 10, 2023

Kingsley

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Donald Sherwood Bleil, the triplet son of Howard and Ila (Sherwood) Bleil, was born August 17, 1925, on a farm near Moville, along with his triplet sisters, Darlene, and Dorothy. He attended country school through the 8th grade and graduated from Moville High School in 1943.
Don enlisted in the Army Air Force in Omaha in July of 1943, at the age of 17, where he trained to become a pilot. His favorite plane was the P51. He was honorably discharged in October 1945. Don loved his country and was proud to serve.
On February 22, 1948, he was united in marriage to Beverly Willer. They were blessed with five children, David Louis, Doyle Willer, Dee Ann, Donni Sue, and Dean Howard. They farmed in the Cherokee, Moville, and Kingsley areas for many years, retiring in 2002, and moving to Kingsley. They were members of the Kingsley United Methodist Church. Don was a community minded person. He served on the Kingsley-Pierson school board, Farmer’s Elevator Board, and the United Methodist Church Board. He and his wife, Bev, were Methodist Youth Fellowship leaders for several years. He taught Sunday School, delivered Meals-on-Wheels, and was Adjutant of Kingsley American Legion, Nash Post 140. He was recently honored as a 75-year member. Don was also a Masonic member of the Cosmos Lodge 470 of Kingsley.
With farming being one of his greatest pleasures, he also enjoyed going to card clubs, square dancing, watching his children participate in rodeos, traveling with the Murrays, spending time with his family and attending his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren’s sporting events.
Don is survived by his wife, Beverly, sons, David (Lana) of Kingsley, Dean (Jane) of Dakota City, NE, and daughters, Dee (Riley) Waltman of Box Elder, SD and Donni Sue (Kenny) White of Le Mars. Grandpa will be missed by 15 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and a great, great grandson due in May. He is also survived by his sister, Darlene Davis, of Moville and sister-in-law, Evie Bleil of Kingsley.
Preceding him in death were parents, Howard and Ila Bleil, father and mother-in-law, Jack and Ada Willer, son, Doyle Bleil, great granddaughter, Maggie Ann Krejci, brothers, Robert (Mary), James (Dona), sister, Dorothy (Norm) Petersen, and brother-in-law, Robert Davis.

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Friday, April 14, 2023

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Friday, April 14, 2023

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Saturday, April 15, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

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305 Barre St, Kingsley, IA 51028

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Saturday, April 15, 2023

11:30am - 12:15 pm (Central time)

Lunch and fellowship at Rohde Funeral Home following the burial.

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