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Donald “Don” J. Schmalen

Jun 25, 2009

SHELDON — Donald “Don” J. Schmalen, age 54, of Sheldon, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2009, due to injuries received in an auto accident near Hartley.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 25, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sheldon with Fr. Robert J. Schimmer officiating.

Burial with a graveside service at 2:30 p.m. will be in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery at Emmetsburg.

Online memorial condolences may be sent to: vanderploegfunerals.com

Arrangements under the care of Vander Ploeg Funeral Home, Sheldon.

Don is survived by his wife, Marilee of Sheldon; and their three children, Annie and her husband, Chris Welday-Zimney of Houston, TX; Nick and his wife, Jessica Schmalen of Spirit Lake, and Mike Schmalen of Sheldon and his friend Cait Carr of Wayzata, MN; and his mother, Marjorie Schmalen of Emmetsburg.