Donald Roy Thurnau was born Sept. 1, 1945, in Palatine, Ill., to Edwin H. and Olive (Hogrewe) Thurnau.

He passed away on Jan. 2, 2019, at his home in Sharon Township.

Donald was a lifetime farmer and avid baseball fan, starting out as a Cubs fan and then a Milwaukee Braves fan, continuing his allegiance when they moved to Atlanta.

He is survived by his wife, Lorie Ann (Dykstra), whom he married on Feb. 26, 1983, at Triune Lutheran in Sharon Township; his two sons, David (Elizabeth) Thurnau and Erik Thurnau; his brother, Edwin (Edith) Thurnau; three sisters, Arlene (Erwin) Kemnitz, Shirley (Harold) Miller and Nancy (Paul) Zabel; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial visitation will be held from noon to the time of prayers at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Toynton’s Walworth Funeral Home, 328 Kenosha St., Walworth.

 
 

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