Donald Kickbusch Obituary (1931-2021) – Kewaunee, Wisconsin

Donald Kickbusch

Kewaunee – Donald H. Kickbusch, 90 years old from Kewaunee, died on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at Bellin Memorial Hospital of a systemic infection among his family. He was born on May 28, 1931 in Kewaunee, the son of the late Clarence and Gertrude (Tegen) Kickbusch.

Don graduated from Kewaunee High School in 1949 and then attended NWTC. He served in the US Navy, a veteran of the Korean conflict. He married Lori Paul Pribek on April 11, 1987.

He was a very active member of the Holy Rosary Parish, serving as a trustee and working for many years on buildings and land and as a fundraiser for many projects. He was a past president of the Kewaunee Lions Club where he received the Melvin Jones Fellow Award, member of the board of directors of Kewaunee Saving and Loan, which merged into Colonial Savings and Loan and Security Bank, was a member of the Kewaunee City Council, chaired the committee for public works, served on the Kewaunee County Board of Supervisors.

Don was employed by the Street Department of Kewaunee City for thirty-five years, including twenty-eight as Street Superintendent. From 1974 to 1994 he also ran Kickbusch Reality, then sold to Harbor View Reality, where he was employed as a salesman. He also built many beautiful homes in the Kewaunee area.

Among the survivors are his wife: Lori; three daughters and sons-in-law: Linda and Lane Hurley, Denmark; Sally and Noel Deda, New Franconia; Shari and Jim Smidel, Kewaunee; two stepdaughters and sons-in-law: Rhonda and Chris Coisman, Luxembourg, Mindy and Mitch Cole, Abrams; thirteen grandchildren: Jamie and Jake Hurley; Alishia (Brian) Parma, Devon (Janna) Deda; Casey and Natalie Deda; Olivia and Sophia Smidel; Nathan, Matthew and Jacob Coisman, Eden and Mason Cole; six great-grandchildren; one brother: Willard Kickbusch, Kewaunee numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded by granddaughter Danielle Deda, stepson Robby Pribek and sister-in-law Jean Kickbusch.

Friends can call the Buchanan Funeral Home in Kewaunee after 4:00 p.m. Monday, July 5. At 7 p.m. there will be a devotional service by Dcn. Chuck Agnew. The visit to the funeral home will continue on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. At 11:00 a.m. it will be in the Rosary Church by Fr. James Dillenberg, who will be broadcast live at Go to “Congregation” and click “Watch Mass This Week”. The funeral with full military rites takes place in the Holy Rosary Cemetery.

Go to to express condolences or to add oneself to the online guest book.

Instead of flowers, a memorial fund is set up for the church and several community projects that Don care about.

The family would like to thank the staff at Kewaunee Care Center and Bellin Hospital for the wonderful care they have given Donnie.

Honey, thank you for thirty-four years of your endless love. I will Always Love You. Take good care of our boy. Lori

Published by the Green Bay Press-Gazette July 2 to July 4, 2021.

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