Donald L. Skamfer, 100, of Eau Claire passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Eau Claire.
Don was born on July 17, 1916, the son of Carl and Lillian Skamfer. He married Gail Gruber in 1939 and they had 66 wonderful years together, which included 27 winters in Winter Haven, Florida.
Don was a WWII veteran serving in the Pacific. After being honorably discharged he began his career with the US Postal Service, retiring after 34 years as Superintendent of Mails. He then worked at First Wisconsin Bank in the commercial loan department. He was an avid golfer, having played for over 76 years. He shot his age many times and parred the last hole he played at age 90.
Don and Gail had four loving children, Mike (Karen) Skamfer of The Villages, FL and their children, Alan (Heather) Skamfer and Rob (Christi) Skamfer; son, Ric (Jeanine) Skamfer of Santa Maria, CA and their children, Ron Skamfer, David (Mona) Skamfer, and Amy Skamfer (Jeff Fairbank); daughter, Linda (Ron) Dustan of The Villages, FL and their children, Elizabeth (Mike) Sautebin and Andrew (Amanda) Dustan; and daughter, Gail Ann (Lori Anda) Skamfer of Menomonie, WI; 8 great-grandchildren, Ryan Skamfer, Emily and Ean Sautebin, Jacob and Josephine Canada, Elliot and Charlotte Dustan, and Braylen Skamfer; brother, Carl (Adele) Skamfer; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding Don in death were his parents; wife, Gail; brothers, Robert and Russell and their spouses.
A celebration of life service will be at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Eau Claire on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 11:00 am with visitation an hour before the service at the church. Friends and family are welcome to join after the service for a small lunch at the church. Memorials should be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1804 Highland Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701.