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Donald Arthur Perschbacher

Funeral services for Donald Arthur Perschbacher, age 85, of Alden, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Concordia Lutheran Church of Pickerel Lake.  Rev. Wendy Anderson will officiate. Interment will be at Concordia Lutheran Cemetery.  Military Honors will be accorded by the V.F.W. and American Legion Honor Guard. Visitation will be 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 25 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.

Donald died Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at St. John’s Lutheran Community in Albert Lea.

Donald Arthur Perschbacher was born on August 31, 1930 in Albert Lea, the son of Arthur and Magdalena (Steele) Perschbacher. He grew up on the family farm and attended Albert Lea High School, graduating in 1949. He served in the U.S. Army and was Honorably Discharged in 1956. On June 15, 1958, Donald was united in marriage to Muriel Nancy Adamson at Concordia Lutheran Church of Pickerel Lake.  Donald was baptized, confirmed, married, and was a lifetime member of Concordia Lutheran Church of Pickerel Lake where he served on Church Council, was a Deacon, and a Confirmation Mentor. Donald enjoyed farming, having a dairy herd, raising feeder pigs, and leaving the land in better shape than when he got it. He enjoyed driving his Farmall M and IH350 around the neighborhood. He enjoyed reading, home Bible study, and watching sports on TV. He took care of his wife at home after she was taken sick with MS.

Survivors include his children, John Perschbacher and James (Toni) Perschbacher; brother-in-law, David (Mary) Adamson; sisters-in-law, Beverly Millican, Ernestine Beilke, and Sharon Brock; numerous cousins, and special friend, Susan Avery.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Nancy.

He was bound to the land from the day of his birth
His roots anchored deep in the fertile earth
Nurtured, sustained, by the soil he grew
And his life like his furrows ran straight and true.
We love you Dad.

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Sorry I could not make it but my thoughts are with you guy's during this tough time. It is better he is with Mom now. He will rest now.

jim cady Jul 26 2016 12:00 AM

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is to never die.

Al & Gail Batt Jul 22 2016 12:00 AM

I remember  uncle  Donnie  being thoughtfuf  and  understanding.He  always awnserd  our  young  questions  about the farm  and about  the animals   with gusto  and truth.Above all  Ill  miiss  his  smile.Which  was  always   with  him.GOOD  BYE   SIR  ITS  BEEN  A HONOR   TO KNOW  YOU.R.I.P.

RON PERSCHBACHER Jul 21 2016 12:00 AM

Warm Thoughts was sent by Dave/Mary Adamson, Robin/Terry Saathoff, Dave/Jackie Adamson, Paul/Kim Adamson.

Our sympathy on your loss. Dave/Mary Adamson, Robin/Terry Saathoff, Dave/Jackie Adamson, Paul/Kim Adamson

Mary Adamson Jul 20 2016 12:00 AM

I admired my Uncle Don for taking care of my Aunt Nancy who had MS.  I could tell that he truly loved her.  My condolences go to my cousins John and Jim at this time.  The miles separate us, but caring thoughts are sent your way.

Cindy Parish Jul 20 2016 12:00 AM