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Donald Eugene Vineyard

KSAL StaffFebruary 5, 2018

Donald Eugene Vineyard, 93, died Jan 21, 2018. He was born July 27, 1924 in Marysville, Ks, the son of Alonzo and Mary (Svoboda) Vineyard. Don was a Marine during WWII and an Iwo Jima survivor. Don was an accountant and worked for agricultural companies, one of which was Morrison Grain in Salina. He also co-owned the Salina Buyer’s Guide for several years. He was an active member of the Kansas Bowhunters Association, the Marine Corp League where he enjoyed directing the Christmas Toy Drive, and was secretary/treasurer of the International Miniature Aircraft Association.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, two wives; Pauline Christensen Vineyard (1980) and Carol Rhaesa Vineyard (2016) and a brother, Lee.

He is survived by daughters; Donna Vineyard, Salina, Pam (Bob) Stone, Overland Park, and Christi (Stan) Fields, Salina, stepchildren, James (Julie) Rhaesa, Evans, GA, Beth (Sam) Stevens, Aurora, CO, and David (Rebecca) Rhaesa, Salina. He has 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Sunrise Presbyterian Church, Salina.

Burial with military honors will follow in the Valley View Cemetery, Manhattan at 2:00 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to: CASTLE program at Sunrise Presbyterian and Disabled American Veterans.

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