Donald E. Petzoldt, 68, of Merrill, Iowa passed away unexpectedly near his home on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 13, 2018 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa. Rev. Chris Meier will officiate. Burial will follow at the Climbing Hill Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The family will be present to greet friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Visitation will resume at 9:00 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home.
Donald Edward Petzoldt was born on December 21, 1949 to Edward and Hazel (Ronfeldt) Petzoldt in Sioux City, Iowa. He was baptized into the Lutheran faith on September 7, 1952. He attended the Hinton Community School, graduating in 1969. Following graduation, he enlisted in the Army Reserve.
Over the many years Don drove truck for his good friend Harlan Wagner of Merrill, Weinrich Trucking of Hinton, Well’s Blue Bunny of 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, IA, Lila (Roger) Irwin of Nampa, ID; brother, Dwight (Donna) Petzoldt of Merrill, IA; 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.
The family requests casual attire for the funeral.