Donald “Donnie” R. Felton, 77 of New Auburn passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at his home.

Donald was born on October 22, 1940 to Edward and Norma (Gunderson) Felton in Wisconsin.

He was Born and raised in Cleghorn. Donald graduated from Memorial High School. Joined and proudly served in the U.S. Army. While married, starting a family and raising three boys Don owned and operated a farm and was employed by Gould-Imperial Clevite then built a home and moved his family to the town of Seymour where he enjoyed watching and coaching his sons baseball teams and spending time fishing at the cabin on Potatoe Lake which eventually became his permanent residents for many years until moving to a home in the country outside of New Auburn.

Don loved to spoil his grand kids, spending time with friends and family. He was also an avid Packer fan. He would spend time scouting out future draft picks for the next season.

Don will be truly missed and we are all blessed to have had him in our lives.

Donald is survived by his sons, Brad (Ann) Felton of Rock Falls, Kevin Felton of New Auburn, and Robert Felton of Eau Claire; grandchildren, Brenden and Courtney Felton; and siblings, Roger (Marion) Felton, Gail (Hazel Berger) Felton, Marlys Berg, Edward Felton Jr., and Hazel (Gary) Rud.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents; son, Travis Felton; granddaughter, Shania Felton; great-granddaughter, Taylor Thompson; and brother, Lauren Felton.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 12:00 pm at Smith Funeral Chapel with Rev. Robert Hoekstra officiating. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am up to the time of service at the funeral home on Tuesday. Burial will follow the service at Rest Haven Cemetery.


  1. we are all saddened by the loss of Don he was a true good soul. Our mother Elsie enjoyed many happy times with him. Because of his caring generosity she was able to stay in her home until she was 98 he drove her to doctor appointments , shopping trips. a wonderful man in every way. The world needs these people so badly.
    the Novesky family

  2. Yes, Don was a dear soul and a good friend here on Potato Lake. Don lived next to me here at the lake. I so hated to see him leave the lake but it was a good healthy move for him and Kevin took the best care of him anyone could ask for. Those of us on the lake after hearing of Don’s passing shared our remembrances of Don. Rest in peace, Don. The Packers lost a great fan.

  3. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. May you find comfort and peace with fond memories of your loved one.

    Linda Carrier

  4. As indicated above by the “Novesky Family” I am so thankful to have met Don and shared my moments with him when I visited my mother, Elsie, at Potato Lake. Don’s constant attention to my mother allowed her to keep living by herself on a lake that she loved. My deepest sympathy to the entire Felton family. I share your loss and will always remember Don.

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