Donald was a loving husband, father and devout Catholic. He was born in December 1931 on the family farm. He grew up learning family values and the merit of hard work. He taught his children these values, giving them a solid foundation for their independence.
Donald worked a variety of jobs for the railroad. He also built grain elevators, worked as a mechanic and helped in constructing the potash mine. Finally, he settled into his lifelong career at IMC/Mosaic.
Farming was always Donald’s passion, though. His love for the land was obvious when his face lit up as he drove through the fields.
Fishing and camping with his family also gave him joy. And oh, the card playing, his talent for strategizing and his love for Schafkopf (Sheep’s Head) is common knowledge among family and friends.
Donald was mechanically inclined and tinkered with things until they were fixed. He could build anything he needed using whatever raw materials were on hand in his garage.
With a natural talent and love for music, Donald enjoyed strumming the guitar and singing. He picked up the violin in his 80’s and taught himself to play many old-time songs.
Dad had a wonderful sense of humour. His practical jokes at the mine were legendary. Many suppers were spent in laughter, listening to tales of light-hearted pranks on his co-workers.
Apart from being a part-time jokester, he enjoyed going to auction sales and finding more things to fix and use. He recycled before it became popular.
Donald passed away peacefully with his wife by his side. He is survived by his wife Martha, daughters Debra Stein, Joan Mund, Shelley Neumeier, Tracie Neumeier, his son Craig Neumeier; grandchildren - Ethan Stein, Taylor Mund and Kelsie Mund.
Donald was predeceased by his Mother, Barbara Neumeier; Father, Walter Neumeier, sister Rita McGillivray and husband Doug McGillivray.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to all the kind people who helped to care for Donald: the wonderful health care nurses that came to his house, the nursing staff at the Esterhazy Hospital, and the nurses and staff at the Langenburg Care Home. Thanks also to Dr. Naji and the medical staff at the Pasqua Hospital and the Allan Blair Cancer Clinic in Regina. The family extends a special thank you to Mary and Roy Cartwright, as well as Hartley and Shelby Biley for all their help.
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