Donald C. Kuffel, 88, of Marinette, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Rennes East. He was born January 13, 1931, to the late Louis and Lillian (Johnson) Kuffel in the town of Grover at home.
Donald graduated from Marinette High School in 1948. On April 22, 1950, he married Arlene M. Schwartz at St. Joseph’s Church in Walsh. Over the years he had worked for Unit Structure, Bill Jensen Construction, Richard Soderberg Electric, and retired after 36 years at Ansul. He was a member of Holy Family Parish and the Knights of Columbus #719. Don loved spending time with family.  He enjoyed playing baseball, bowling, polka dancing, playing cards, watching TV, hunting and fishing, and going to breakfast on Friday mornings with the Ansul retirees.
Donald is survived by his wife of 68 years, Arlene; two sons: Allan (Marilu) Kuffel and Jim (special friend Mary) Kuffel both of Marinette; three daughters: Dawn (Todd) Sanborn of Marinette, Kathy (Pat) Kamin of Menominee, and Judy (Ken) Weed of Peshtigo; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; three godchildren: Julie Seymour, Kris Watier and Mike Sanborn; many nieces and nephews; sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws: Dolores Kuffel, Elaine Olive, Dolores and Jerry Ewaldt, Dorothy Schwartz, Joan Lesperance, Janice Puls, Shirley and Sonny Kortarek Jr., Wayne Adams, Walter and Alene Schwartz and Duane and Linda Schwartz.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his in-laws: Leo and Clara (Miller) Schwartz; two brothers, George and Gaylord Kuffel; sisters- and brothers-in-law; Merriam (Ed) Koronkiewicz, Irene (Robert) Zorn, Elenore Schwartz, William Schwartz and Betty Adams; two nieces, Kay (Olive) Menor and Jean (Kuffel) Ekert; three nephews: Ronnie Schwartz, Brian Lesperance, and Keith Puls; and one godchild, MaryAnn (Koronkiewicz) Wills.
Visitation will be held at Holy Family Parish Our Lady of Lourdes, Taylor Street, on Saturday, March 16, from 9am to 11 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. with Reverend Celestine Byekwaso officiating. Thielen Funeral Home is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.
Special thanks to the Rescue Squad, BAMC, Rennes East and Unity Hospice.