Donald Eugene Scheetz, Sr., passed away at Midland Hospice, Topeka, Kansas, on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at the age of 85. He was born on June 3, 1934, in Carbondale, Kansas, the son of George and Hettie (Michael) Scheetz, both deceased.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Elizabeth Cox, sister Mary Jane Rowley, and brothers Harold Scheetz and George Scheetz, Jr. He is survived by his brother, Jonathon David “Dave” Scheetz, Sr., Virginia, and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
Don was married at the age of 21, and to this union three children were born Donald Scheetz, Jr., (wife Tami), Niangua, Missouri; Elizabeth Cox (husband Steve), Mount Vernon, Indiana; and Lorinda Peck (husband Steve), Springfield, Missouri.
Don was raised on a farm outside Carbondale, KS. He later moved to Auburn, then Topeka, where he worked for Meadow Gold for 35 years. Don was always a hard worker and a great provider for his family.
Don’s favorite hobby was to shoot pool. He loved playing in tournaments and played for many years around the Topeka area, where he was well known for his talent and kindhearted nature. Everyone who met and knew Don loved him; he was a very giving and generous man. He will be missed by all who knew him.
A memorial service will be planned at a later date.