In Memory of Donald Filkins

Visitation

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Monday October 15, 2018
Prescott United Church of Christ
206 Locust St.
Prescott WI, 54021

Visitation

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday October 14, 2018
Prescott United Church of Christ
206 Locust St.
Prescott WI, 54021

Funeral Service

11:30 am
Monday October 15, 2018
Prescott United Church of Christ
206 Locust St.
Prescott WI, 54021

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Donald Fredrick Filkins, age 81, of Prescott, WI passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 after a brief illness at United Hospital in St. Paul, MN. He was born July 3, 1937 in River Falls, WI to Fredrick and Viola (Hamman) Filkins. On March 5, 1977 he was united in marriage to LuAnn Rose Hildebrandt. Don was a farmer all his life.
Donald enjoyed fishing and snowmobiling. He enjoyed going for road trips, it could be for long trips or just driving around the countryside looking at the crops. He was also a big fan of NASCAR, liked going to tractor pulls and going out to eat at area fish fries. Don enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Fredrick and Viola Filkins; sister-in-law, Mickey Hildebrandt; brothers-in-law, Ken Hildebrandt, John Kemmerer.
Donald will be dearly missed by his wife of 41 years, LuAnn Filkins; his children, Sherry (Mark) Randolph, Julie (Danny) Belden, Dennis (Jill) Filkins, Roxie (Jim) Schommer, Doug Filkins, Connie (Marc) Smith; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; his brother, Dave (Diane) Filkins; sisters-in-law, Teri Hildebrandt, JeanAnn Kemmerer; brother-in-law; Jim Hildebrandt; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Donald will be 11:30am Monday, October 15th at Prescott United Church of Christ, 206 Locust Street, Prescott, WI. Visitation will be 4:00-8:00pm on Sunday, October 14th also at Prescott UCC and 1 hour prior to the service on Monday. Interment will be in Pine Glen Cemetery, Prescott, WI.
Services are entrusted to O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home in Prescott.

Donald's Tribute Wall

Tributes (6):

  • LuAnn, Doug and Family,
    My sympathies to you and your family with the passing of Donny. Sorry I did not get over to see you Sunday. Bless you all.

  • So sorry to hear about your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Wish we were closer to share in the celebration of his life. So many good memories you have had.

  • Donny Filkens was the definition of a good man. Hardworking, patient, good humored. He was a great example to me as a child and young man. Sharing breakfast, followed by chores and bailing hay with he and his family are wonderful lifetime memories. Who he truly was is so clearly evident in the quality character of all his children. God Bless you in this time … Ride on Donny …

  • Wow another one gone. I am so sorry about your loss. Don was around a lot when I was growing up as he was a friend of mom and dad’s. All those snowmobiling trips, etc. Dad and Don are sharing a beer in heaven.