Donald M. Peaslee 1946-2014
A memorial service for Donald Peaslee was held Friday, Jan. 31, at the Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg. Inurnment will be at a later date.
Donald Moody Peaslee, III was born May 22, 1946 in Berwyn, IL the son of Donald M., Jr. and Miriam (Olson) Peaslee. He attended elementary and middle school in Laurens and Glen Ellyn, IL, and he was a 1964 graduate of Coronado High School in Scottsdale, AZ.
Don entered the United States Air Force where he served for four years during the Vietnam War. Following his service, Don attended the University of Arizona where he was a 1972 graduate. While attending college, Don worked part-time with Walgreens. He continued his employment after graduation and was one of the youngest managers and the youngest district manager for Walgreens.
In 1987, Don was united in marriage to Carolyn Carter at San Antonio, TX. Don decided to retire from Walgreens in 1988, and three years later, the couple moved to Emmetsburg to raise their daughter, Krista. Don was a stay-at-home dad. He loved computers, and he was on the cutting edge of the internet. He worked with programmers and developers as a hobby. Don’s 24 hour weather-cam at Lost Island is still active at this link: www.mycampage.com/lostislandlake cam.
Don also enjoyed cars, motorcycles and the mechanics of both. He treasured spending time at Lost Island, boating and enjoying the lake with family and friends. Don, affectionately called “Cappy” by family, will be remembered as an honest man who loved God and his family.
On Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, Donald M. Peaslee, III passed away at Spencer Hospital. He was 67.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Carolyn of Ruthven; his daughter, Krista of Brookings, SD; step-mother, Bobbie Peaslee of Laurens; three sisters, Leslie Behrmann of Glen Ellyn, IL, Mimi Lessett of Des Moines and Kris Guill of Naperville, IL; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jan Ahlers; and his aunt and uncle, Ruth and Clarence Carlson.