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Donald R. Hermundson

Donald R. Hermundson

February 26, 2017

Donald R. Hermundson, age 84 of Eau Claire passed away Sunday afternoon, February 26, 2017, at The Wisconsin Veterans Home at Chippewa Falls. His children were with him as he peacefully passed away.

Donald was born July 18, 1932 in Modena, Wisconsin to Carl and Josie Hermundson. Donald was a graduate of Eleva High School. In February of 1951 he enlisted in the Marine Corp. On June 16, 1951 Donald married Donna Van Pelt.

After his separation from the Marine Corp, he started his 40 year career with Pope & Talbot, Inc and retired on August 31, 1992.

After his retirement Donald continued to work. He did lawnmower and snowblower repair as well as woodworking. Donald enjoyed fishing, golfing, and watching the Packers. Donald and Donna enjoyed their trips to Las Vegas with their friends.

Donald was the oldest member of American Legion Post 459 of Eleva.

Donald is survived by his sisters Jean Kelly, Burmingham, Michigan and Sharon Christopherson Mondovi. His son Randy (Lori) Eleva, daughters Jacki Pettibone (Mike) Andover, MN and Janell Malnory (Craig) Arlington, WI. Grandchildren Chris Elwell (Shannon) , Eau Claire, Tessa Haugle (Dustin) Eau Claire, Noah Hermundson(Special Friend Mandy) Seward, Alaska, Alex Hermundson (Katie) Minneapolis, MN, Mark Corcoran (Amy) Seattle, WA. He also has 10 Great Grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents Carl and Josie Hermundson, wife Donna Hermundson, and son Ricky Hermundson.

Family would like to extend their gratitude to the VA of Chippewa Falls for the extraordinary car Donald was given this past year.

Funeral Services will take place at 11 am on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 3124 Golf Rd, Eau Claire, WI 54701. Pastor Jamie Brieske will officiate. Visitation will take place from 5-7 pm on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Fuller Speckien Hulke Funeral Home. Visitation will continue on Thursday from 10 am until the time of service. Burial will take place at 1 pm at the Eleva Cemetery in Eleva, WI with military honors being rendered by American Legion Post 459.

Friends and family may offer condolences online at www.fullerspeckienhulke.com

Fuller Speckien Hulke Funeral Home, 3209 Rudolph Rd, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements. 


Visitation will take place from 5-7 pm on Wednesday, March 1, 2017at Fuller Speckien Hulke Funeral Home. Visitation will continue on Thursday from 10 am until the time of service..


Funeral Services will take place at 11 am on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 3214 Golf Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701. Pastor Jamie Brieske will officiate.