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-Donald E. Lihs-

Donald E. Lihs, 71, of Columbus Junction, Iowa, died Sunday, April 11, 2010, at his home in Columbus Junction.

Graveside services will be Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Fulton Cemetery south of Cairo, Iowa.  Pastor Darryl Erickson of Grandview Community Bible Church will officiate.  Casket bearers will be Ben Chaney, Steve Chaney, Rich Hitchcock, Sam Brown, Jackie Lihs, Chad Lihs and Chris Lihs.   Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 14th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Stacy-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Columbus Junction.  A memorial has been established at the funeral home in Don’s name.  Online condolences may be left to the Lihs family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com

Donald Eugene Lihs was born October 11, 1938 in Cairo, Iowa, the son of Jack and Mary (Sellers) Lihs. He served in the US Air Force from 1956-1960.  On April 26, 1962 Don was united in marriage to Erma Buster in Kahoka, Missouri.  They later divorced. 

Don worked 30 years for the Natural Gas Pipeline, retiring in 1995.   He was a member of the Cedar Crest Country Club for many years.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, playing billiards and watching sports.   He was a fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Green Bay Packers, but he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.  

Don will be dearly missed by his daughters, Audie Hitchcock and her husband, Richard of Letts and Teri Chaney and her husband, Steve of Wapello; seven grandchildren, Alex and Olivia Hitchcock, Ben, Jeri, Hannah, Lizzy and Joel Chaney; brother, Jackie Lihs and wife, Karen of Winfield; sisters, Peggy Lowary and husband, Keith of Stratford, Iowa and Baja Brown and her husband, Sam of Princeton, Iowa; brother-in-laws, Dean Samuels and Billy Marshall, both of Wapello; and sister-in-law, June Lihs of Belleville, Illinois.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; twin daughters; brother, Dean Lihs; sisters, Shirley Leasch and husband, Dick, Wanda Marshall and Pat Samuels.

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