Donald (Donnie) Whetstine was born Feb. 28, 1943, in Washington, Iowa, the son of Lloyd and Lula Farris Whetstine. He lived in the Wellman area most of his life. Donald worked at the WCDC in Washington. He enjoyed tinkering with old school electronics and loved his pets. Donald passed away Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown at the age of 78 years.
He is survived by two sons: Ronald Whetstine (Chelsea) Stottler of Washington and Matt (Dee) Zadow of Lone Tree; three grandchildren: Memphis Mathew Whetstine, Hannah Zadow and Nicole Zadow.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Lloyd and Lula; his brothers: Dale, Merle, Emery, Marvin, and Bill Whetstine; and two sisters: Kathleen Davis and Marguerite West.
A graveside service will be held at the Wassonville Cemetery at a later date.
A general memorial fund has been established.
Powell Funeral Home in Wellman is caring for Donald and his family.