Donald H. Fiedler

Published: Monday, April 9, 2012 11:17 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, April 9, 2012 11:56 a.m. CDT

SPRING VALLEY — Donald H. Fiedler, 69, of Spring Valley passed away Thursday, April 5, 2012, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.

Don was born Dec. 29, 1942, in Spring Valley to Howard and Esther (Hartman) Fiedler. He married Phyllis Gearica and later married his current wife, Mary Krogulski, on Oct. 11, 2005.

Don was an entrepreneur in many fields. From owning and operating his own trucking company to greeting his friends and customers at his businesses, the House of Powder in Standard, the Sudden Stop Saloon in Spring Valley and the Second Chance Saloon in Granville.

Don was also a great friend to many charitable organizations, including the Putnam County Food Pantry, Toys for Tots, and the Standard Fire and Rescue Department. He was also a member of several car and motorcycle enthusiast clubs dating back to the Illinois Valley Headers in the late 1950s. He was a great collector of antiques and loved showing people his vast collection of cars, trucks, motorcycles and vintage toys.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons, Jim Fiedler of China and Robert (Karen) Fiedler of Jasper, Tenn.; two daughters, Ann (Bill) Drennen of Standard and Pam (Bill) Schmollinger of Dalzell; one stepdaughter, Alicia (Clay) Huettemann of Peru; one sister Mary Ann Mudge of Texas; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A time of reminiscing will be at 7 p.m. today, Monday, at the Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel, Granville. Cremation rites will be accorded following the service.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Monday, at the chapel.

Donations may be directed to the Putnam County Food Pantry.

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