Obit: Kaplanek, Donald A. Sr. #1 (1921 2005)

Poster: Crystal Wendt


Surnames: Kaplanek

---Source: Wausau Daily Herald (Wausau, Marathon Co., Wis.)  Thu, Jun 30, 2005

---Kaplanek, Donald A. Sr. #1 (*16 Dec. 1921 29 June 2005)

Donald A. Kaplanek Sr.

Donald A. Kaplanek Sr., 83, 15 Deer Park Road, Tomahawk, died Wednesday, June 29, 2005, at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.

Don was a gunner on a B24 bomber with the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was co-owner of the Gambles Store in Tomahawk, worked for Skelgas, a former proprietor of the Snack Shack, owned the Bridge Restaurant in Tomahawk since 1960, and the Bridge Motel since 1979.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth (Paul) Kaplanek, Tomahawk; two sons, Ronald "Grease" Kaplanek and Donald "Andy" (Chris) Kaplanek, all of Tomahawk; and four grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday from Krueger & Sons Funeral Home in Tomahawk. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Tomahawk. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday at the funeral home.

*Birth date taken from the SSDI.


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