Donald E. Petzoldt, 68, of Merrill, passed away unexpectedly near his home Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa. The Rev. Chris Meier will officiate. Burial will be in Climbing Hill Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, with the family present 5 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home. Visitation will resume 9 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home. The family requests casual attire for the funeral. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.
Donald Edward Petzoldt was born on Dec. 21, 1949, to Edward and Hazel (Ronfeldt) Petzoldt, in Sioux City. He was baptized into the Lutheran faith on Sept. 7, 1952. He attended the Hinton (Iowa) Community School, graduating in 1969. Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Over the many years, Don drove truck for his good friend, Harlan Wagner of Merrill, Weinrich Trucking in Hinton, Well’s Blue Bunny in Le Mars and was currently driving for Derby Trucking of Merrill. Don was someone that kept busy farming in the Hinton and Merrill area until his death. He enjoyed traveling with friends to Hawaii and Florida.
Don is survived by his sisters, Marvena Alvarez of Sioux City, and Lila (Roger) Irwin of Nampa, Idaho; brother, Dwight (Donna) Petzoldt of Merrill; along with many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, John "Mick" Alvarez; nephew, Michael Scott Irwin; grandparents; and several cousins.