|(Tuesday - December
08, 2020) - Donald "Don" E. Krall, age 83, of Kingsford, passed away on
Saturday, December 5, at Bellin Memorial Hospital in Green Bay.
Don was born August 5, 1937, in Antigo, Wisconsin, son of the late Harry
and Alice (Swenson) Krall. He attended Antigo schools, graduating in
1955. He started his college days at the University of Miami, Florida,
and finished at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, graduating in
1963. Don proudly served as a Corporal in the United States Army. He was
proud to be a military policeman for three years, serving in Fort Meyer
in Arlington, Virginia. Don received the good conduct medal before he
was honorably discharged. He was inducted into the Northland and Antigo
Athletics Hall of Fame.
Don married his wife and best friend, Kay
Thompson, on June 21, 1969, in Neenah, Wisconsin. He spent his working
life teaching and coaching in various Southern Wisconsin school systems
and also worked in industry at Harley Davidson Motor Company and Kohls.
Don retired in 1995 from teaching in the Milwaukee Public Schools. He
and Kay retired to the family property in Florence County in 1995 and
spent 20 years enjoying the land and family memories. The couple moved
to Evergreen Village in Kingsford in 2015.
Don enjoyed hunting,
especially bird hunting with his lab, Hershey. He also enjoyed fishing
for most of his life but turned to golf in his later years, which he did
with his golf buddy, Kay. Don was also an avid Packer fan, reader and
loved working on mind puzzles.
He is survived by his loving wife
of 51 years, Kay; and one brother, Charles (Lois) Krall of Theresa,
Wisconsin; one sister-in-law, Marilyn Hill of Port Charlotte, Florida;
numerous and all special nieces and nephews; and many close and special
In accordance with Don's wishes, a private celebration
of his life will be held with family and close friends at Lakeview
Memorial Park in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in the spring, where he will be
Memorials can be made to Habitat for Humanity or the
local Salvation Army to support the needs of the community in Don's
You may leave a condolence or tribute for Don's family
The family has chosen the Jacobs
Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Iron Mountain to honor Don's
legacy of life.