Donald John Sundberg passed away Sunday, December 8, 2019 at the Bee Hive Homes in Butte. He was born in Butte to Edward F. and Josephine (Caros) Sundberg and attended local schools. He graduated from Butte High School and served his country in the United States Army. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to Butte and was working at Hansen Packing where he met the love of his life, Eileen Dodge. They married in Butte on October 29, 1955, and together had four daughters.
Donald worked at Davidson Grocer for 13 years, then for the Crystal Creamery until it closed. He then moved to Meadow Gold Dairy and finally School District #1 where he worked as plant engineer at West, Kennedy, and finally East Middle School until his retirement in 1997.
Donald was a longtime member of St. Ann’s Parish, as well as the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He had a passion for sports and coached 4th, 5th, and 6th grade basketball, football, and track at the Greeley School, as well as refereed for grade school basketball. He was passionate about the Montana Griz football, Notre-Dame Fighting Irish and the Green Bay Packers.
He is survived by his wife, Eileen Sundberg of Butte; daughters and sons-in-law, Terie and Ken Grey of Grand Junction, Colorado, Cheryl and Dale Duke of Olalla, Washington, Connie Rogin of Beaverton, Oregon, and Kathy Sundberg of Butte. Surviving grandchildren include Erick (Angie) Duke, Erin Marie (Darren) Hutchinson, Todd (Kate) Haggerty, Greg (Kantha) Sundberg, Melissa (Scotty) Ryan, Collin Duke, Amber Tilleman, and Brianna (Aaron) Kruse. Great-grandchildren include Ashlyn, Maggie, Nicholas, Wyatt, Jaxon, Alex, Max, Conner, and Evelyn. Also surviving are his sister, Eileen Fisher of Seattle, and several nieces and nephews.
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Visitation for Donald will begin Saturday morning at 10 a.m. in St. Ann Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. in church and interment with Rite of Committal will follow in Sunset Memorial Park. A reception will be held at the Copper King Inn immediately following interment services.
His family extends a sincere thank you to the staff of the Copper Ridge and the Bee Hive Homes for the kind and gentle care Don received during his stay.
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