Donald was a lifelong farmer and absolutely loved farming, working hard and harvest was his favorite time of the year. He loved his cows, dogs and other animals on the farm, and thoroughly enjoyed going to farm auctions. He loved John Deere tractors and was an avid collector of old ones. Donald proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by his wife Edna of Stromsburg, children Linda Werner of Weatherford, TX, Larry (Judi) Hughes of Osceola, NE, the grandson he raised Tyler Harris (Meshelle) of Polk, NE, his grandkids Justin Hughes of Stromsburg, Lindsi Hughes of Osceola, and Christian Shaw of Stromsburg, and his great-grandkids Jaylynn, William, Lacey and Ryder.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Julie Hughes, and brother Ralph.
Graveside services with military honors are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 14, 2022 at Stromsburg Cemetery, Stromsburg, NE. Visitation will be held from 1-8 p.m., Thursday, October 13, with the family greeting friends from 6-7:30 p.m., all at Metz Mortuary in York. In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.