Funeral services for Donald Pahl, age 85, of Creighton, Nebraska are will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 31, 2016, at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Creighton, Nebraska. Pat Kelley will officiate, with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Bazile Mills, Nebraska.
Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Donald died Monday, October 24, 2016, at his residence.
Donald John Pahl, son of Ernest and Erma (Hoferer) Pahl, was born July 18, 1931, at his parent’s farm east of Plainview, Nebraska. Don attended grade school in Bellwood, Nebraska. On December 9, 1955, he was united in marriage to Janice L. Crabtree at Plainview, Nebraska. Two children were born to them: Susan and Mary Ann.
Don served in the United States Army and was discharged on April 15, 1957. He worked at Clough Well Company, and then was a road grader operator, before he became a mechanic for Knox County at Center, Nebraska. Don worked for the county for 40 years. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Don and Janice lived in Bazile Mills, Nebraska. He was a hard worker, with mechanic and wood working skills. He built his own home and did repairs for many people throughout his lifetime. He was able to machine and lathe metal parts for neighbors and friends. Don enjoyed stock car and motorcycle racing. He was a member of the Jehovah Witness faith.
Don is survived by his wife, Janice; daughters, Susan (Michael) Wagner of Pierce, Nebraska and Mary Ann (Tony) Jones of Cheney, Washington; seven grandchildren, Angela (Alan) Foster of Plainview, Nebraska, Kristina Wagner and friend Bill of Norfolk, Nebraska, Jill (Jesse) Sackville of Pierce, Brandon Wagner and friend Julie, A.J. (Natasha) Jones of Hampton, Virginia, Griffon Jones of Fargo, North Dakota, and DeAngelo Jones of Cheney, Washington; five great-grandchildren, Jesse and Blake Foster, Braedy Grosshuesch, and Jamie and Jordyn Sackville; five sisters, Lucille Clough of Creighton, Nebraska, Bernice Clodfelter of Kansas City, Missouri, Esther Hudson of Lincoln, Nebraska, Irene Strope of Walnut, Nebraska, and Fairy Raitt of Rising City, Nebraska.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister Dorothy Norwood; two brothers, Leonard and Ernest “Jim” Pahl.