Donald Dean Wilfong, 64, of Savannah, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, October 18, 2013 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born on November 7, 1948 to Clifford and Wilma Wilfong in Wathena, KS.
He was a 1967 graduate of Stanberry High School and also a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving overseas in Germany. Donald worked at Johnson Controls for 35 years before retiring in December 2010.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ronald Wilfong and daughter- in-law, Lorena Wilfong.
On June 11, 1971 he married his wife of 42 years, Marilyn Bennett, who survives of the home. Additional survivors include two sons, Russell of El Paso, Texas and Curtis of St. Joseph. One daughter, Amanda Wilfong, of St. Joseph; one brother, Clifford Jr., of Bloomer, Wisconsin; four grandchildren, Chantell, Skyler, Jayden and Mark.
Graveside service and interment will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 23 at Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS. A precession from the funeral home to the cemetery will begin at 10:00 a.m.
Visitation will be after 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Clark-Sampson Funeral Home, where family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to Hands of Hope Hospice.
Condolences may be left for family online or sent to P.O. Box 21, Savannah, Mo 64485.