Donald L. Rees, age 78, died early Sunday morning, August 4, 2013, at the Lone Tree Retirement Center, Meade, Kansas.
He was born March 4, 1935, at Rich Hill, Missouri, the son of Clarence and Mabel (Winters) Rees. As a young boy he attended the Rich Hill school system, graduating from Rich Hill High School. After his graduation, he joined the United States Army, serving for several years. Upon his discharge, he moved to Meade, Kansas. While residing in Meade he worked for the City of Meade for forty years in the Electrical Department and later the Parks Department.
He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Meade. He enjoyed model trains, hunting, fishing, feeding the squirrels at the city park, and spending time with his family and friends.
On May 18, 1958, he married Esther M. Eckhoff at Meade. She precedes him in death on February 25, 2010.
He is survived by:
A daughter, Darla Sue Stegman and husband Alva of rural Hooker, Oklahoma
Two brothers, Paul Rees and wife Shirley of Canon City, Colorado
Duane Rees and wife Dixie of Humboldt, Kansas
Two grandchildren, Ryan Stegman and wife Tanya of Pampa, Texas
Cody Stegman of rural Hooker, Oklahoma
Four great-grandchildren, Dalton, Bryston, Brooklynn, and Rylee Stegman
He is preceded in death by his wife; a son, Kelly Don Rees on Febraury 2, 1965; his parents; and a brother Clovis Rees.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at St. John Lutheran Church, Meade, with the Reverend Lynn E. Spencer presiding. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade. Interment will follow in the Graceland Cemetery, Meade.
The family would welcome memorials to the Beam Senior Center or St. John Lutheran Church Building fund in care of the funeral home.