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Don Schiedel, age 82, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 AM, on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yankton with Reverend Larry Regynski officiating. Cremation will follow after the Mass and a private family burial will take place at a later date in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Yankton. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, on Friday, August 5, 2016 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton, South Dakota with a vigil service at 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the Mass on Saturday at the church.
Pallbearers are: Chris Polkinghorn, Jay Polkinghorn, Matthew Potts, Becky Charbonneau, Derek Schiedel, Katie Wintz, Michael Griess, Brandon Griess, Abby Wintz, Sarah Fox and Rachel Yochum. Honorary pallbearers are Don's coffee friends.
Don Schiedel was born August 22, 1933, in Pierre, South Dakota, to Leo and Helen (Brimmer) Schiedel. He attended school in Pierre until joining the United States Army in 1950. He was discharged in 1953 and moved to Yankton, South Dakota. On June 6, 1955, he married Peggy Hanson in Seneca, South Dakota. They resided in Yankton their entire married life and together raised five children. Don attended Barber College in Sioux City, Iowa and was employed by Charlie Branaugh and Red Goodburn. He became owner of Don's Broadway Barbers and barbered until his retirement in 1998. His secondary business of "King Radio" found him on many rooftops in Yankton and was active in REACT thru his interest in CB radios.
Don was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yankton, Knights of Columbus, Elk Lodge, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Disabled American Veterans, REACT, American Legion, Lions Club and served as the president of Barber's State Association. Don and Peggy were honored as the 2006 Citizens of the Year in Yankton.
Don's pipe was as famous as his haircuts and backrubs. He wasn't far from his pipe - even when he'd tell his Doctor he "never inhaled". Don enjoyed his glass of wine and would text his kids a friendly reminder... "It's Happy Hour!" He enjoyed boating, bird watching and enjoying time with his friends and being with his family. His family couldn't eat a meal without a picture being taken but when looking at photos he wasn't in one as he was always the photographer. Don died living his life to the fullest just as he wanted... preparing for a camping trip with his beloved camping buddy, Peggy, the love of his life.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Schiedel of Yankton; Tanya (John) Polkinghorn of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Dan (Sharon) Schiedel of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Steven (Ann) Schiedel of Yankton; Douglas Schiedel of St. Paul, Minnesota; and Jill (Ron) Griess of Yankton; 11 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and sister, Bev (Jim) Jacobsen of Bella Vista, Arkansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Shawn Potts; and brother, Jim Schiedel.
In lieu of flowers memorial may be directed to the Yankton Homeless Shelter.
As quoted by Don himself, "At my funeral I hope people say I was a good husband and father - and not a bad barber!" On all accounts his family and friends wholeheartedly agree.
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Our sympathy and prayers. Don gave me a lot of advice while cutting my hair.
Deacon Leon and Judy Cantin
You have our deepest sympathy in the loss of Don. May he rest in peace and may God bless you with the strength to deal with the grief. hang on to the good memories.
Cyril and Laverta Mauch
My sympathy and prayers in Don pasting. He gave great hair cuts. I spent a lot of time with the kids growning up . Thinking of you Dani.
All my love for Peggy & entire family. Don was the kindest most gracious man! I have years of great memories that I will tuck close to my heart. He will be greatly missed. A wonderful man has now received his treasure in Heaven!! All my love...
PS...he & dad can have their cocktail together now!
RIP my friend
Farewell dear friend. Enjoy paradise. Loving thoughts and prayer to Peg and their wonderful family.
Larry & Kitty Luke
Peggy and family. Our deepest sympathies to you. This will be a great loss for your family but I know that you will have loving memories of Don. Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4
Mark and Sue Polly
Prayers to the family. I knew him when he would come into Harolds and visit with us girls and make us laugh.
I am heart broken. He was a loving husband, father and friend. There will never be another like him. My love and prayers always to my best friend, Peggy, and all of their children. He is with Jesus, Paul, Berle, and all others who have gone before to be with our Lord.
I am sorry for your loss. May you each find comfort in your fond memories, and in knowing God "is close to the brokenhearted". (Psalm 34:18) Our loving Creator has promised that he will soon "swallow up death forever" and "wipe away the tears from all faces". (Isaiah 25:8) Warm Christian love.
Just remembering Don's genuine smile and contagious laugh.. and I can't help but smile ! Although his physical being is gone, his spirit will remain in all of those he touched with his 'words of wisdom' !
Dear Tanya and All, I was saddened to hear of the passing of Don. May he rest in peace. I will offer the Holy Mass for his Soul's happy repose. May Jesus and Mary bless all who mourn the passing of Don from this life.
Monsignor Charles M. Mangan
My deepest sympathy to all of you. I sure I have a thousand memories of the times that I spent at the barber shop with dad as a little girl. May you find comfort knowing that he has touched so many people in so many different way throughout his life.
Barb Maher Peschl
Peggy and Family: Don was a amazing person who lived a remarkable life. We express our condolences to you and your family. We have great memories, memories that have become a treasure.
Nancy and Dick J. Reddy
Our Sincere Condolences to Dan, Sharon and Family. Your dad was a very unique and kind person.
Val, Bill, Alyssa, Brian Boese
Peggy and family, was so sorry to learn of Don's passing, our sympathy to all of you.
Marella and Ed Miedema
Got a copy? This is KPH 5191. Many long ago memories of the air waves. Thoughts and prayers to Don's family.
So sorry for your loss, our prays are with all of Don's family. May you find comfort in the happy memories of his life.
Mary and Dave Kirschenman
You and your family have my deepest sympathy. Don did a great job cutting my boys hair! They looked forward to going to see him. A great guy that will be missed.
Peg I am so sorry for your loss. My dad and Don and you were such friends. He so enjoyed visiting with him when he would come home for reunions. My prayers are with you and your family.
Praying for comfort and strength to help you through this difficult time. Don was kind, gentle, and always smiling. All my love to Peggy, Tanya, Dan, Doug, Steve, and Jill.
Jo Ellen Stellner
Peggy and family ... I am so sorry to hear this! I always loved being around your family, and Don took us Bogners on some very memorable boat trips around the lake. My heart goes out to you.
Sharon (Bogner) Anderson
Peggy- I am so very sorry to see the news of Don passing. Can't tell you how many pictures of Mom's that I've scanned of all those parties and outings you guys did with work, and there's you and Don in most of them, laughing up a storm. Such a good man. I'm hoping to see you next summer when Sharon and I come home in July. I'll deliver my hug then.
Barb (Bogner) Lee
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