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Donald J. KONSELA

Donald J. KONSELA

Male 1938 - 2014  (76 years)

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  • Name Donald J. KONSELA 
    Nickname Don 
    Born 23 Aug 1938  Arcadia, Trempealeau, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Health Died of cancer. 
    History Obituary - Donald "Don" Konsela Sr., age 76 of Durand, died Friday, December 5, 2014 at the Chippewa Valley Hospital in Durand after a courageous battle with cancer, with his family by his side.
    Don was born on August 23, 1938 in Arcadia. He was the son of Leo and Evelyn (Kirschner) Konsela. Don grew up around the Durand area and joined the U.S. Army in September of 1956. He served in Germany and Lebanon before being honorably discharged in September of 1958. After returning home from the Army, Don went to work for Lyle Supri at the Mobil Station in Durand. Don married LaVonne "Vonnie" Bignell on October 10, 1959 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Durand. After marriage, Don continued to work at the Mobil Station and later purchased it. He operated the Mobil Station until 1968 when he sold the business. Don worked for the Pepin County Highway Department for a short while before working for Polzer's Garage for 10 years. In 1979, Don built his own shop, Northside Transmission and Auto which he operated with his sons until July of 2014.
    Don enjoyed ice racing, camping, boating, gardening and car shows. He enjoyed spending time outdoors cutting wood, being at his cabin and hunting. Don took every one of his grandchildren on a trip to South Dakota and took a special trip to Germany with Vonnie. Don was a member of the Plum City American Legion and a Supervisor for the Waubeek Town Board.
    Don is survived by his children; Cindy (Larry) Holmstadt of Durand, Don Jr., Tim (Becky), both of Elmwood and Brice (friend Sandy Biles) of Durand, nine grandchildren; Rick (Jessica), Daniel (friend Janet), Sarah, Kylie, Kruz (Britany), Kody, Brady, Taylor and Lili, four great grandchildren; Macy, Grant, Luxen and Anika, two brothers; Dave (Carol) and Jim (Irene), both of Durand, one sister; Ruth Forster of Durand, one uncle; August "Bud" (Myrna) Konsela of Manitowoc, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife; Vonnie (2012), one son; Bobby (1964) one brother-in-law; Lyle Forster, nephew; Lyle "Butch" Forster Jr.
    Funeral Services will be 11:30 AM Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Durand. Rev. Paul Bosco will officiate. Burial will be in the Waubeek Cemetery in rural Durand with Military Honors provided by the Durand American Legion Post #181. Friends may call Tuesday from 4-8 PM at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials if desired may be made in Don's name to the Pepin County Senior Center or the Pepin County Humane Society.
    Rhiel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family. Condolences may be made online at www.rhielfuneralhome.com. 
    MILI US ARMY - 1956-1958 - GERMANY, LEBANON 
    Occupation Auto Mechanic 
    Died 5 Dec 2014  Chippewa Valley Hospital, Durand, Pepin, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 10 Dec 2014  Waubeek Cemetery, Durand, Pepin, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I54892  Reid Family | David's side of the family
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2017 

    Family LaVonne (Vonnie) Alma BIGNELL,   b. 7 Sep 1941, Alma, Buffalo, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 2012, Chippewa Valley Hospital, Durand, Pepin, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 10 Oct 1959  St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Durand, Pepin, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Robert Ben KONSELA,   b. 20 Oct 1963,   d. 10 Jan 1964  (Age 0 years)
    +5. Living
    Photos
    Konsela, Donald J.-1938 & LaVonne Alma-1941 (Wedding-10 Oct 1959)
    Konsela, Donald J.-1938 & LaVonne Alma-1941 (Wedding-10 Oct 1959)
    Mr. and Mrs. Donald Konsela pause at the alter of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Durand, Wisconsin, where they were married October 10, 1959. Mrs. Konsela is the former LaVonne Bignell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Bignell, Arkansaw, Wisconsin, and Mr. Konsela is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Konsela, Durand, Wisconsin. After their wedding trip the couple will make their home in Durand.
    The Winona Daily News; Friday, October 16, 1959, Pg. 8.
    Headstones
    Konsela, Donald R.-1938 & LaVonne A.-1941 (HS)
    Konsela, Donald R.-1938 & LaVonne A.-1941 (HS)
    Family ID F36983  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Aug 1938 - Arcadia, Trempealeau, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Dec 2014 - Chippewa Valley Hospital, Durand, Pepin, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 10 Dec 2014 - Waubeek Cemetery, Durand, Pepin, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Konsela, Donald J.-1938 (~1956)
    Konsela, Donald J.-1938 (~1956)
    Taken about 1956 after joining the US Army.
    Konsela, Donald J.-1938
    Konsela, Donald J.-1938