Donald W. Mager

Donald W. Mager, 87, of Tripoli, died Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Grandview Healthcare Center in Oelwein.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 2, 2014, at Rettig Funeral Home in Tripoli with Rev. Marilyn Sargent officiating.  Interment will be at Fremont Cemetery, rural Tripoli with military rites by Brandenburg-Krueger Post # 4013, V.F.W.  of Tripoli, Iowa.  Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 1st at Rettig Funeral Home in Tripoli and for one hour preceding services at the funeral home on Friday. 

Donald Wayne, son of Walter and Mabel Tippie Mager, was born June 8, 1926, in Waterloo, Iowa. He received his education in the Waterloo Public Schools and attended East High School. He served with the U.S. Army and was stationed on Okinawa during World War II. On January 21, 1945, he was united in marriage with Beverly Nadine Price in Waterloo. Don worked for over 30 years at John Deere & Company in Waterloo and also farmed near Tripoli. He was a member of the U.A.W. and Brandenburg-Krueger Post #4013, V.F.W. of Tripoli. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, and hunting.

Don is survived by four children, Floy Bodden of Anchorage, Alaska; Allyson (Brian) Gomer of Oelwein, Iowa; Wayne (Lora) Mager of Elkader, Iowa; and Lynne Mager of Sante Fe, New Mexico; seven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; and one brother, Russell Mager of Cedar Falls.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nadine, who died January 2, 2008; his parents; and a sister, Virginia Johnson.


yvonne Davis (Johnson) on May 1, 2014 at 6:39 PM said:

im so sorry to hear of uncle donnies passing ,i have so many fond memories of him he will be greatly missed
yvonne Davis (Johnson) on May 1, 2014 at 6:39 PM said:

im so sorry to hear of uncle donnies passing ,i have so many fond memories of him he will be greatly missed
Mike and Julie Albright on May 1, 2014 at 6:33 PM said:

Will really miss his sweet smile! Every time we would run into him he always had something funny to say and always had a smile on his face! Now he is with Nadine and my grandma Johnson. I miss them all so much!
Lisa Webber (Johnson) on May 1, 2014 at 4:28 PM said:

I am sorry to hear about Uncle Donnie..He will be missed very much! I always enjoyed the times he and Aunt Nadine would come visit with mom. Wish I had kept in touch more throughout the years. I know he will have many waiting to embrace him with open arms.
Lou Ann Swann, Jacksonville Beach, Florida on April 29, 2014 at 2:54 PM said:

So sorry for your loss. My Mother, Jean Price Scharnweber, always enjoyed Nadine & Don. Imagine they are all having a good reunion right about now and once again sharing the good is a blessing to know our parents had long and fulfilling lives. Prayers to all of you at this time.
Doug and Candy Smith and family on April 29, 2014 at 11:48 AM said:

Sending love and hugs from Colorado during this difficult time. May all of your fond memories bring you comfort in the days ahead. Love to you all.
Yvette Hoffmann on April 28, 2014 at 1:36 PM said:

Love you grandpa.....going to miss you bunches. I know that now you can be in heaven with Grandma. I am sure she is just a whistling away..awaiting your arrival. Rest in peace...
Nancy Foelske on April 28, 2014 at 1:28 PM said:

To the entire Mager family, you have my deepest sympathy. I always enjoyed chit-chatting with "Donnie".

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