Donald D. Hempel, Sr.

Donald D. Hempel, Sr., age 76, passed away June 6, 2019.

He was born in Council Bluffs, on May 30, 1943, to the late William and Edna (Coan) Hempel, Sr. Donald graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School with the class of 1962 and retired from Pillsbury Elevator.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, William Hempel, Jr., Karen Young, Barbara Anderson and Joyce Bynum; brother-in-law, Brian Michael.

Donald is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dixie Hempel; his children, Lesa Higgins (Mike), Donald Hempel, Jr. (Sonia), Bill Hempel (Chris), Alan Hempel, and Tammy Wageman; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation is 2 to 4 p.m., on Sunday, at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home. Funeral service is 10 a.m., on Monday, at the funeral home. Interment is in Garner Township Cemetery. The family will direct memorials.

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