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OBITUARY: Donald O. Dendauw

April 30, 1929 – November 23, 2011

A memorial service for Donald O. Dendauw will be held on May 26, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., at Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home, 3945 Fairview Drive, Carson City, Nevada. Donald peacefully passed away on November 23, 2011, at his home in Stateline, Nevada. Cremation has taken place.

Donald was born April 30, 1929, in Freewater, Oregon, the son of Jules and Mary Dendauw.

Donald served in the U.S. Navy, as Petty Officer 1st Class, from 1949 to 1953, serving aboard the USS Catalpa. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Stationary Engineers Local 39. Donald was a chief engineer for the Del Webb Corporation in San Francisco, Fresno and Lake Tahoe until his retirement. It was while working at the Sahara Tahoe that Donald met Sharon Kelty and they were married on November 17, 1967.

He is survived by sons, Dennis (Susie) Dendauw of California, Kenneth (Denise) Crockett of Washington and daughters, Kristi Dendauw of California and Karen (Phillip) Mills of Washington. Grandchildren, Shanna and Zackery Milano, Thomas and Rachel Crockett, Christopher (Monique) Ray and Dylan Ray. Great grandchildren, Karma and Ronald Ray. His brothers, Bob (Edith) Dendauw and Frank (Lorelee) Dendauw of Oregon. Sisters-in-law, Anne Kelty of Nevada, and Linda Kessler of Wyoming and brother-in-law, Patrick Murphy of Colorado and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Sharon, his parents, Jules and Mary, his sister, Julie Stelzer and his brother, Bud Dendauw.

The family would like you to join them for a reception at the Dendauw family home, 189 Cottonwood, Stateline, Nevada, after the memorial service to celebrate Don’s life.


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