In memory of

Don Charles Wellington

July 12, 1957 - June 5, 2018
From: Sac City, IA
Don Charles Wellington

Don Charles Wellington

Born: July 12, 1957
Died: June 5, 2018
Age: 60
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   Don Charles Wellington, age 60, of Sac City, IA, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at Unity Point Hospital in Fort Dodge, IA.  Don was born on July 12, 1957, in Sac City, to Gerald “Tuffy” and Glenrose “Rosie” (Hoff) Wellington. 
   Don grew up in Sac City where he attended elementary school and later graduated from Sac City Community High School in 1975.  He continued his education at Iowa Central Community College, graduating with an AA in Business in 1979.

   On August 14, 1981, Don was united in marriage to the love of his life, Annette Eischeid in Halbur, IA.  They were blessed with three sons: Adam, Ben and Cody.  They made their home and raised their children in Sac City.  Don and Annette were members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where Don was a Eucharistic Minister, Usher, Grand Knight and Director.

   Don worked at American Home Shield in Carroll, IA, for six years and prior, worked at Ameriprise Financial for more than 20 years.  He enjoyed photography, woodworking, gardening, grilling and cooking.  He loved to fish, especially when it was with his boys and grandkids.  Don was also an avid sports fan and could be found cheering on the Cubs, Bears and the Iowa Hawkeyes.  He dedicated his time in the past to being a volunteer fireman, a member of  Knights of Columbus and coaching little league baseball for 18 years. He currently served on the Sac Community Education Foundation Board. Don loved attending his children’s activities throughout school, and later on never missed his grandchildren’s milestones.  Spending time with family and friends were always a highlight and he cherished the time spent with his wife, children, grandchildren, and friends.

  Don’s most important role in his life was being a devoted and loving husband, great father, and dedicated grandfather. His life was like his camera – he focused on what was important, captured the good times, developed from the negatives, and if things didn’t work out – just take another shot.

   This isn't good-bye, it's see you later.

   Don was preceded in death by his parents Gerald and Glenrose Wellington and nephew Chris Connell.

   Those left to cherish many wonderful memories include his wife Annette Wellington of Sac City, IA; sons: Adam (Leslie) Wellington of Japan, Ben (Kara) Wellington of Sac City, IA, Cody Wellington (Katelyn Sikkema) of Sac City, IA; grandchildren: Evan, Adeline and Vincent Wellington, and Sawyer Wellington; brother David (Charlotte) Wellington of Cody, WY; sisters: Jan (Bill) Connell of Mesa, AZ, Nancy (Steve) Full of Norfolk, NE; many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS memorial contributions can be made in Don's memory to the following:
St. Anthony Cancer Center    PO Box 628       Carroll, IA 51401 
Loring Hospital Foundation    211 Highland Ave.     Sac City, IA 50583

Mass Of The Christian Burial
10:30 a.m., Monday
June 11, 2018
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Sac City, Iowa
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.,
Vigil at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 10, 2018
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Sac City, Iowa
At a later date
Oakland Cemetery
Sac City, Iowa


Monday, June 11, 2018 at 9:19 AM
“We are so sorry to hear about Don. He was fantastic to work with and one of the best and caring men we ever had the please of knowing. Over these past 6 years he had become more like family to us.
Our love and prayers are with you all. ”
- Hubert, Jo & Brandon Fritzinger
Monday, June 11, 2018 at 9:19 AM
“We send our deepest sympathy to the entire Wellington family. Don was a great influence on many of our children within our community as well as our own. Our hearts break to know that this community has lost him. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you now and in the future. ”
- David and Cindy Wuebker
Friday, June 8, 2018 at 3:49 PM
“Dear Annette and Family,
My friend in Sac City, Chip Colburn, forwarded news today of Don's death. I'm so very sorry. I lost my husband 20 years ago. It does get better--it takes time and hard work, but there are gifts along the way. I hope they find you. Wishing you support, strength, faith, and patience--with yourself as well as with others; that's sometimes hard.
Cousin Chele (Michele LaRue: Floyd and Helen Wellington's daughter, LaVere's, elder daughter)

- Michele LaRue (LaVere Wellington LaRue's elder daughter)
Friday, June 8, 2018 at 3:49 PM
“I am a granddaughter of Floyd "Butch" Wellington and remember tales of "Tuffy" from my childhood. My prayers are with you all in your grief and I pray also for the progress of Don's soul in his life of the spirit. My sincere condolences.”
- Jacqui LaRue Thomas
Friday, June 8, 2018 at 3:49 PM
“We are so sorry for your loss you have our deepest sympathy, Don was such a great guy.”
- Nolan $ Mari Kreft
Friday, June 8, 2018 at 3:48 PM
“I knew him a short time, but in that short time came to know Don as a man of great courage. My deepest condolences to the family at this time of loss. We will miss Don, and our prayers are with you. ”
- Darren Hamilton
Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 12:37 PM
“I am so sorry to hear of Donís passing. Donís devotion to his beautiful family, commitment to the Sac community and his contagious laugh will be sorely missed. He always had time to share a laugh and a hug. May your faith and wonderful memories help you through the difficult times. Continued prayers for your family. *Big Hugs*”
- Allison Strain
Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 11:56 AM
“My deepest sympathy Annette to you & your family.”
- Jane Ferneding
Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 11:56 AM
“We were devastated to hear of Donís passing. Our memories of both Don and you, Annette, are precious. The friendship and love you showed to Mignon and Frank hold a dear place in our hearts. Both of you always had the biggest smiles on your faces! May God bless you with peace and comfort as you lay Don to rest. ”
- Carlton and Muriel Holt
Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 10:37 AM
“I'm so very sorry for your loss! Don always had a smile on his face a Good Morning everyday at work....He will be greatly missed!”
- karla danner
Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 10:37 AM
“My Deepest Sympathy.”
- Paul J Kelly
Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 10:37 AM
“To a dedicated man, in our community, school, church, friends, family and wife. I remember the last time running into to Don. I recall not so long ago Annette and Don outside caring for their home flower pots. I happened to glance and smile he was out enjoying life. No one knows each otherís struggles, we respected his privacy, but in my own ways still tried to encourage him and let him know he was cared about! Our Heavenly Father planned him on Earth for 60 years! Hard to let go but know we all will see you again! Our deepest sympathy Wellington family and friends during this grieving time....hugs! Bob and Minde Strief”
- Minde Strief
Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 10:36 AM
“Annette & family
Our thoughts and prayers are sent to you!! We will never forget his wonderful smile & twinkle in his eyes!
Thinking of you!!”
- Karen & Dick Shull
Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 10:36 AM
“Blessings of Peace to Don and your family. I am so sorry.”
- Kim Mason
Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 10:36 AM
“Our deepest sympathy to the Don Wellington family. We considered Don a great friend as well as our past financial planner with Ameriprise. Don will be missed by many! Prayers for Peace for Don and his family!”
- Fern & Vern Langbein
Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 10:36 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss Annette. My thoughts and prayers be with you. {{{{huuuggss}}}}”
- Carla Campbell
Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 10:36 AM
“Thinking of all of you and keeping you in sorry for your loss”
- Cindy and Ron Williams Family
Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 10:36 AM
“We are so very sorry that Don passed ! We have the family in our thoughts and prayers. Leslieís Uncle Bob and Aunt Linda”
- Robert Del Vecchio and Linda Hurley
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 5:23 PM
“Words cannot express the deepness of our sympathy. We pray God will ease your grieve and comfort you.”
- Larry & Mary Klindt
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 4:11 PM
“my deepest sympathies and prayers go to the family, Don was both a mentor and a friend who never hesitated to be a blessing to me and to others. to Dons family a pray that God sends his comforting hand upon them and sees them through this time. ”
- Paul Cook
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 4:11 PM
“.I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a wonderful person and will be missed by all.
- Nancy Murken
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 4:11 PM
“U have my sympathy ”
- Charlie ďtunaĒ schnirring
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 4:11 PM
“I am so sorry to hear of Don's passing. He was a great person... great friend... great co-worker. He will be missed by many! Please know that your family is in my prayers.”
- Karen Derner
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 1:27 PM
“Our deepest condolences to you Annette, and your entire family, with loss of you dear husband and father! May God's love encircle each of you and be of comfort! With deepest caring and friendship, Marty & Sharon ”
- Martin & Sharon (Zimmerman) Pearson
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 1:27 PM
“Annette & family, our sincerest sympathies. I enjoyed working with Don at CCD classes & both Kim & Kristina enjoyed him as CCD instructor.
Also our thoughts & prayers are with you with the loss of your mother too. God be with you at this difficult time. ”
- Margaret J. Mooney
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 1:27 PM
“My deepest sympathy to the families of Don. I met him a few times and in the midst of all he was enduring he always had a smile and kind word to say. May you all find peace and solace in the many memories. ”
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 1:27 PM
“We extend our deepest sympathy ”
- Todd and Teri Luckow
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