Donald (Donnie) Edwin Waldeier, Jr, 55, passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, at his home in Grant City, MO on December 25, 2020.
Born March 26, 1965, in Mt. Ayr, Iowa, to Don and Ann Waldeier, he graduated from Worth County R-III High School in 1983. He attended Baker University on a basketball scholarship and later transferred to Northwest Missouri State University. While playing for Worth County, he led the Tigers to their first-ever Regional Tournament win in 1983 and led the Tigers as the all-time leading scorer.
Donnie began his career with Hy-Vee in 1981 when he joined the Grant City store as a part-time checker/stocker. He rose through the ranks, going full-time in 1985 and was promoted to produce manager and assistant store director before being named store director in 2002, where he remained until he retired after 38 years of service in 2019.
Donnie spent many years raising cattle and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, friends and family and taking trips to Las Vegas. He was known for his kind, generous heart and was always willing to help others.
He is survived by his son: Kellen (Morgan) Waldeier and three grandchildren: Reegan, Reese and Reed of New Virginia, Iowa; significant other: Sonya Jacobs of Albany; sister: Cindy (Mark) Rackers of Jefferson City; niece: Kelsey (David) Colvin of Orlando; and nephew: Drew (Kelsey) Wilkinson of Columbia.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Ann Waldeier.
Visitation will be Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri with family present from 4:00-6:00 P.M.
A private family service will be held on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 with Interment in the Grant City Cemetery.
There will be a celebration of life held for Donnie at a later date.
Memorial contributions: Worth County R-III High School Athletic Fund
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