July 29, 2008
10:30 A.M. Saturday, August 9, 2008
First Christian Reformed Church
in memory of Don may be given
to the Alzheimer's Association
Paula Van Hal - Pella, Iowa
Robert Van Hal - Pella, Iowa
Marion (Joan) Van Hal - Pella, Iowa
Marie (Henry) Van Leeuwen -- Hanover, Indiana
Junella (Jerry) Morrison - Oskaloosa, Iowa
December 16, 1939 - July 29, 2008
Donald Paul Van Hal was the youngest of five children born to William and Wilma Wichhart. He was born December 16, 1939, in Pella, Iowa.
Donald graduated from Pella High School in 1957 and went on to attend Central College. He worked as a baker at Vander Ploeg Bakery, where he was given the nickname "Doughmaker." He also was a cook at Central College and co-owned a television business. He began working for Titan Tire Company in Des Moines in the mill room in 1967 and retired in 2000.
Donald was an avid gardener, fisherman, and enjoyed traveling. He worked very hard on the properties that he owned in Pella.
He was united in marriage with Connie Nelda Lauderdale in Liberal, Kansas on August 28, 1987. Their daughter, Paula, was born two years later.
Donald and his family were long-time Hawkeye football season ticket holders.
Donald passed away July 29, 2008, at the age of sixty-eight in the Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Alabama from complications due to Alzheimer's Disease.
Those left to cherish his memory are: his daughter, Paula, of Pella; two brothers: Robert and Marion and his wife Joan, of Pella; and two sisters and their husbands: Marie and Henry Van Leeuwen of Hanover, Indiana, and Junella and Jerry Morrison of Oskaloosa, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Connie, and his parents, William and Wilma.
Memorials in memory of Donald may be given to the Alzheimer's Association.
A memorial service in Pella will be held August 9, 2004 at the First Christian Reformed Church at 10:30 a.m. with lunch following.