Donald Edward White April 25,
1924-November 28, 2020 KENOSHA (FORMERLY OF RACINE)– Mr. Donald E. White, 96, passed away at the Manor of Kenosha on Saturday, November 28, 2020.
He was born in Crandon, WI, on April 25, 1924, the kid of Edward and Nora (nee Gerald) White.
He was a graduate of Crandon High School.
As a member of the greatest generation, Donald proudly served his nation with the US Army, participating 1943 and honorably discharging in 1945. He was a member of VFW post 1391.
Donald was joined in marriage to June (nee Bingham), in 1946– a marital relationship that lasted 65 years until her death in 2011.
Donald also served his community as an employee of the City of Racine Police Department for over 35 years, retiring as Lieutenant of Detectives in 1983. He belonged to the Retired Racine Police Association and the 20 Year Club for Racine Municipal Employees.
He had a long-lasting passion for golf, playing often and eventually obtaining a hole in one. However, Donald was happiest in the company of his family.
He is survived by his children, Barbara (Jim) Ashbaugh of Sachse, TX, Kathleen Reyheart (Jim Adams) of Racine, WI, Mary (Scott) Reineck of Fort Atkinson, WI; his grandchildren, Adam (Kelly) Luther, Kim Gorjance, Angela (Kevin) Bahrs, Nick (Tiffany) Reyheart, Brett (Katie) Reineck, Sarah Reineck and Andrew Reineck; his fantastic grandchildren; Lindsey Gorjance, Abbey Gorjance, Jaden Bahrs, Maci Bahrs, Natasha Reyheart and Marley Luther; as well as his nieces and nephews. He was likewise preceded in death by his sister and bros, Marie Purtee, Marshall White and Robert White.
Due to COVID19 there will be visitation at 3pm and a private funeral service with military honors for the family on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 4:00 pm. For those that would like to view the service by means of livestream at 4:00 pm, you may utilize this link which will likewise be offered on his obituary page on our website https://youtu.be/sZDdk-xaqPI. His interment will take place at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans memorial Cemetery, on a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been recommended to Crime Stoppers of Racine or the Alzheimer's Association. Donald's family extends a sincere thank you to Aurora in your home Hospice and Patti Fridlington from Right in the house for the caring and professional care that he received.
Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home and Crematory
4600 County Line Road Mount Pleasant, WI 53403
Published by Racine Journal Times on Dec. 6, 2020.