September 1, 1945 - January 2, 2019

Sharon Township, WI --Donald Roy Thurnau was born September 1, 1945 in Palatine, Illinois to Edwin H. and Olive (Hogrewe) Thurnau.  He passed away on January 2, 2019 at his home in Sharon Township. Donald was a lifetime farmer, and avid baseball fan, starting out as a Cub fan, and then a Milwaukee Braves fan, continuing his allegiance when they moved to Atlanta.

He is survived by his wife, Lorie Ann (Dykstra), whom he married on February 26, 1983 at Triune Lutheran in Sharon Township; his two sons, David (Elizabeth) Thurnau and Erik Thurnau; his brother Edwin (Edith) Thurnau; three sisters: Arlene (Erwin) Kemnitz, Shirley (Harold) Miller, and Nancy (Paul) Zabel; as well as many nieces and nephews. Donald was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Toynton’s Walworth Funeral Home, 328 Kenosha St., Walworth, WI from 12 p.m. to the time of prayers at 2 p.m. For more information visit or call 262-275-2171 does not condone or review every comment. Read more in our Commenter Policy Agreement

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