Donald R. Price, age 92, passed away on Thursday September 26, 2013 at Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Center.
Donald Radke Price was born on October 29, 1920 in Elkorn, the son of Hiram T. and Martha C. (Radke) Price. He served in the US Army in the 32nd Red Arrow Division, 107th Quartermasters Corp in the Pacific Theater from October 2, 1940 to September 27, 1945. Donald was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for valor in action in the South Pacific during the Battle of Buna, New Guinea, 1942. He graduated from UW-Madison with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture in 1949. On August 21, 1951 he married the former Joan Davies in Dubuque, Iowa.
Donald worked for Farmers Home Administration, General Mills and Midland Co-op as a Dairy Ration Advisor. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Watertown, a life member of VFW Post #3709 and the Legion of Valor. Donald was proud to have taken the Honor Flight to Washington DC for World War II Veterans in September of 2009 with his son’s father-in-law, Richard Johns.
Don is survived by his sons Trevor (Leigh Ann) Price and Tim Price all of Watertown, 2 grandchildren Austin and Charlotte Price, a sister-in-law Carol (Robert H.) Price of East Troy, a sister Margaret Nelson of Fort Atkinson, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is further preceded in death by his parents, his Wife Joan in 2008 and brothers, Thomas and Robert Price.
A family service with Military Graveside Rites will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery at a later date.