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Donald E. Webb, 92, died Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Hillview Health Care Center with family at his side.

Don was born in Colo, Iowa, to Clarence and Lillian Webb June 18, 1925.

Don graduated from Nevada, Iowa High School in 1943. After high school, Don enlisted in the military and served time in the Army. After his service, he moved back to Iowa, where he met and married Mary Mahling. They were fortunate to raise three sons and one daughter. Don graduated from Iowa State University in June of 1955, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Upon his college graduation, Don and Mary moved to Milwaukee, where Don was employed by Bucyrus-Erie, as the company’s magazine editor. In 1965, Don and Mary moved with their family to La Crosse, where Don became employed with Dairyland Power, as a public information specialist. Don remained with Dairyland until his retirement in 1988.

Don was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed the Green Bay Packers and La Crosse Loggers. Don was an active member of the Lion’s Club and served as Lion’s Club president from 1975-1976. Don and Mary enjoyed many warm winters in Arizona, following retirement.

Don is survived by his wife of 70 years, Mary. Don is survived by two sons, Terry Webb (Susie) of Surprise, Ariz., Jim Webb (Gail) of La Crosse; and one daughter, Carol Thompson (Scott) of West Salem. Don is survived by eight grandchildren, Kari McConaughey (John), Shannon Webb (Geoff), Collin Webb (Paige), Dana Webb (Bret), Kristin Larson (Dan), Kendra Braucher (Doug), Karly Baganz (Jerad), Sydney Sampson Webb and her mother, Susan Sampson; and two stepgrandchildren, Peter Punzel (Julie) and Sarah Anderson (Scott). Don is survived by 10 great-grandchildren, Malachy, Eva, Mae, Lindi, Sam, Lilly, Ella, Beau, Brynnleigh, Bailey; and three stepgreat-grandchildren, Nick, Ben and Elliot.

Don was preceded in death by his parents and one son, David Webb.

A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10, in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 130 Losey Blvd. S., La Crosse. Family and friends may visit from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass Saturday at church. A private family burial will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hillview Health Care Center Recreational Dept.

A very special thanks to all the staff at Hillview for their kind and compassionate care of Don these past years.

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