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Donald Hugh Wright

April 16, 1934 December 14, 2016
Donald Hugh Wright
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Donald H. Wright, 82, of Menlo passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at the Stuart Community Care Center. Visitation will be held from 6-8 PM on Monday, December 19th at the Johnson Family Funeral Home in Stuart. Funeral service will be at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, December 20th at the Johnson Family Funeral Home in Stuart. Burial with full military honors will be at RoseHill Cemetery in Menlo. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Donald Wright Memorial Fund and sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at

Donald was born on April 16, 1934 to Don and Harriett (Miller) Wright in Rural Guthrie County, Iowa. He grew up in the Menlo area and graduated from Menlo High School with the class of 1952. Following gradation he enlisted in the United States Army where he served as a Medic before his honorable discharge in 1957. On March 22, 1958, Donald was united in marriage to Bonnie Wilson in Blair, Nebraska and together they raised three sons: Thomas, Dalton and Devin. After their marriage the family lived in Madrid and Ogden before making their home on the family farmstead north of Menlo in 1975.

Don owned and operated his own construction business, Don Wright Construction in Ogden for 20 years, where he built over 100 homes in the Ogden area. He last worked at Tri Lite Glass in Boone where he retired in 1997. Don raised cattle for many years, this was a hobby he dearly loved throughout the years. His greatest enjoyment came from spending time with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie; parents, Don and Harriet Wright; and siblings: Janet Wright, Richard Wright, Deloris Jacobson, Betty Stuglemeyer and Roy Wright.

Don leaves behind his sons: Thomas (Carol) Wright of Quitman, Texas, Dalton (Lori) Wright of Winterset and Devin (Darcy) Wright of Madrid; grandchildren: Peggy Kile, Dyanna (Lloyd) Whistler, Jennifer (Jake) Richards, Mike Wright and Jon (Emily) Wright; great-grandchildren: Ashley Saunders, Kelsey Saunders, Trinity Purden, Cash Sunny and Lillian Wright; siblings: Harold Wright, Linda Powell, Judy Pratt and Mary Costello; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends that will miss him dearly.

The Wright family wishes to express their gratitude for all the acts of kindness shown to them in their time of sorrow, especially to Beverly Wright for all she had done. The family invites you to share a luncheon served at the Menlo Community Center following the services at the cemetery.
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6:00 PM 12/19/2016 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/19/2016 8:00:00 PM
Johnson Family Funeral Home - Stuart

123 North Second Street
Stuart, IA 50250

Johnson Family Funeral Home - Stuart
123 North Second Street Stuart 50250 IA
United States





10:30 AM 12/20/2016 10:30:00 AM
Johnson Family Funeral Home - Stuart

123 North Second Street
Stuart, IA 50250

Johnson Family Funeral Home - Stuart
123 North Second Street Stuart 50250 IA
United States

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Rose Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

Menlo, IA 50164

Menlo Menlo 50164 IA
United States

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