Donald Erwin Korn was born November 13, 1930 to Mathies and Hattie (Rohde) Korn in Wauwatosa, WI. He attended a country school from second through sixth grade outside of Milwaukee, WI. His family lived in West Alice during this time. They then moved to their relative’s homestead south of Gillette, WY. In 1942, the family moved to Casper. Donald attended Lincoln Grade School, McKinley School, and Natrona County High School. His family then moved to Glenrock in 1947. Don graduated from Glenrock High School in 1948. He worked at a bakery for Beech Scholtz from 1946 through 1950.
Don was drafted into the Army in January, 1951 during the Korean War. He served in Germany as a radio operator. During his stay there he was able to travel to Austria, France, Holland, Switzerland, and Eckernforte, Germany where he met relatives who resided there. He was Honorably Discharged and returned stateside in 1952 to Glenrock where he worked at Goff Motor Co. from 1953-1957. He then went to work at Yellowstone National Park from 1957-1958. He also worked for Lincoln Mercury Dealership in 1958.
Don married Jeannette Wickus on June 18, 1958. The couple went back to West Thumb, Yellowstone where Don built bridges. He then went to work for Pacific Power and Light at Dave Johnson Power Plant. He worked there for 30 years and retired as the Foreman Electrician. Don and his first wife later divorced and he married Catherine Bishop November 10, 1976.
Don was a member of Yellow Rocker’s Square Dance Club, American Legion, VFW and was a charter member of Deer Creek Muzzle Loaders Gun Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and backpacking. He was proud that he backpacked across Wind River Range several times and climbed Gannett Peak. He also visited every state except Hawaii and Maine.
He is survived by his daughter’s Kim (Ken) Hicks of Glenrock, WY, Susan (Bob) Wegner of Casper, Wy, and Laura (Rex) Parker of Ft. Myers, FL. He is also survived by his step children Chuck Bishop, Leonard Bishop, Cindy Ritter, and Peggy Bishop. He also had many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his parents, his brother Raymond Korn, sister Doris Tatro and wife, Cathy.
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