Don Lalone

Monday, June 14, 2010

Don Lalone, age 84, of Storm Lake, died June 8, 2010 at Methodist Manor Retirement Community in Storm Lake.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Visitation will take place on Monday, June 14, 2010 from 6-8 p.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

Devon (Don) Weston Lalone, son of Ernest and Minnie Lalone was born Nov. 29, 1925 in Dunlap. He attended a country grade school and graduated from Dunlap High School. Don was baptized at a Lutheran Church in Dunlap and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Buck Grove.

Don worked on the family farm until his father passed away in 1946. With his remaining family he moved to Storm Lake, in 1947. He married Marlys Kreft on March 11, 1949. They were blessed with two children, a son Gary, and a daughter Diane (Dee Dee).

He worked for Kerker Oil Co; Anderson Brass Co. from 1949-1955; Robinson Dairy from 1955-1966. Don always had a love for cars and started his career as a car salesman at Mandernach Motors in Odebolt, from 1966-1973; and then retired in 2000 from Beckman Motors in Odebolt.

Don will be remembered and missed by his family and friends for his remarkable sense of humor and for the many stories he would always share about his experiences in life.

Those left to cherish his memory include his son, Gary and his wife Mishelle of Storm Lake; a daughter, Diane Uttech and her husband Cary of Wausau, Wisc.; one sister, Donna Mae Bumann of Storm Lake; a sister-in-law, Ladonna Lalone of Ida Grove; 7 grandchildren: Ryan (Jill), Sherae, Max, Samantha and Chloe Lalone; Michael (Katie) Uttech; Kathy (Jon) Creisher; 4 great grandchildren; and a very special friend Pat Petersen.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marlys in July 1999; and his brother Bob Lalone in 1998.