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Donald Nettekoven

d. June 13, 2018

Donald A. Nettekoven, 89, of Nichols, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at his home with his family by his side. He was born April 19, 1929, son of the late Arnold and Irma (Schmaling) Nettekoven.

On August 16, 1950 he was united in marriage to Caroline John. She preceded him in death on November 22, 2014.

Don farmed for many years before starting a career at Appleton Papers. Following retirement Don and Caroline moved to Land O’Lakes prior to moving to Nichols in 2005.

He is survived by his children: Jeff (Margie) Nettekoven, Seymour; Alan (Kim) Nettekoven, Appleton; Debbie (John) Meulemans, Nichols; eight grandchildren: Mike, Tammy, Andrew (Amanda), Alex (Becca), Zachary and Jared (Chelsea) Nettekoven, Jason (Becky) and Peter (Amanda) Meulemans; nine great-grandchildren: Brandon, Drew Ann, Tynne, Dylan, Brianna, Finleigh, Kashton, Mackenzie, and Hailey; brothers and sisters: Arnold Nettekoven, Ronald (Mary Ann) Nettekoven, Reinhold Nettekoven, Shirley Anderson, Betty (Norb) Kussow, and Donna (Jim) Seidl; sisters-in-law: Jean Nettekoven, Margaret (Jerome) Wichman, Lucille Wichman, and Rosemary John; special god child Eva Nettekoven; numerous nieces and nephews.

Donald was preceded in death by a son, Michal; brother, Robert; and an infant brother.

As per Don’s wishes, a private family service was held. Entombment took place at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. Online condolences may be expressed to Donald’s family at

Happy Father’s Day, Dad. You are with mom and Michal…your wish came true.

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