Donald A. Riesberg – Dyersville

Donald A. Riesberg, 78, of Dyersville passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at Finley Hospital in Dubuque after a brief illness.

Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. Sunday, February 11, 2018, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville.  Visitation will continue Monday from 9-10 am at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 12, 2018, St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville with burial in the church cemetery.  Rev. Dennis Quint will officiate and Deacon Roger Riesberg will assist and be the homilist.

Don was born May 19, 1939, in New Vienna the son of Clarence and Berneice (Boge) Riesberg.  He grew up in New Vienna and graduated from St. Boniface High School with the Class of 1957.  He married Donna Manternach on June 30, 1962 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Cascade.  Together they had three daughters.

Don spent the majority of his career employed by John Deere, retiring in 1992.  He enjoyed many activities including golf, playing cards, traveling and spending time with family.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Donna, 3 daughters: Marilyn (Bart) Werner of Delaware, Iowa, Wanda (Ken) Linderwell of Manchester and Annette (Dan) Eckert of Spirit Lake; 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; siblings: Judy (Roger) Westemeier, Justin “Sarge” (Mary Lynn) Riesberg, Roger (Kathy) Riesberg, and Clair (Doris) Riesberg all of Dyersville; and in-laws from the Manternach family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a great grandson, a sister-in-law, Jean Riesberg, and a nephew, Randy Westemeier.

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