Donald Donaldson

Donald Donaldson, age 69, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at MCHS in Eau Claire.

He was born July 12, 1949, in Chippewa Falls, Wis., to Elwood and Nina (Christopherson) Donaldson. He married Linda Bautch on Dec. 2, 1972, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Sand Creek. After graduating from high school, Don worked for Presto in Eau Claire and American Materials in Chetek. From 1983 to 2013, he owned and operated Donaldson’s Trucking and Excavating. Throughout his life he lived in Sand Creek near his family and friends. Don enjoyed motorcycling, metal detecting, gathering with family and friends, meeting around campfires, bowling, playing dirty clubs, and holding his special companion, a cat named Liz.

He is survived by his wife, Linda, of Sand Creek; son, Nathan (Tonya) Donaldson, of Sand Creek; siblings, Bill (Rhonda) Donaldson, of Fond du Lac, Larry (Amy) Donaldson, of Fond du Lac, Sandra Dewitz, of Eau Claire, Rebecca (Kim) Fostvedt, of Eau Claire, and Scott Donaldson, of Sand Creek; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elwood and Nina Donaldson; grandparents, Henry and Pauline (Peterson) Christopherson, Mildred Menard Donaldson and Lewis and Viola Donaldson; a brother, Steven Donaldson; niece, Nicole.

A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 4 to 7 p.m. at New Hope Lutheran Church in Sand Creek. Online condolences may be expressed at

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