Calvin V. Donegon

October 17, 1952 - December 29, 2023

Calvin Vance “Cal” Donegon, 71, passed away peacefully with his loving wife Annette by his side on December 29, 2023.

He was born in Hot Springs in the Black Hills of South Dakota on October 17, 1952, the son of the late Vance and Gladys (nee: Ritschard) Donegon.

Cal began his education in Hot Springs S.D. before moving to Wisconsin where he graduated from Hustisford High School “Class of 1971”, where he enjoyed playing several years of football and was team captain in addition to being crowned prom king. After high school he and Patrica Wisell were married and later divorced.

Along with his brothers, Gary, and Dana, the three of them owned and operated multiple businesses through their working career, including Justmann Building Systems, totaling 45 years. Cal retired in 2016.

Cal was a jack of all trades, there wasn’t much he could not repair, rebuild, or fix.

Cal was united to the love of his life and soul mate Annette Sturino-Palmen on October 17, 2019, in Kenosha on his 67th birthday.

Besides spending time with Annette, they found great enjoyment in going to garage sales and finding the best bargains, fishing, hunting, golf, target shooting, archery, bow hunting, and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and Wisconsin sports fans. He also coached several sports.

They enjoyed fishing and vacationing in Lake Holcombe, Wis.

Cal is survived by his wife, Annette; stepsons, Dylan and Caden (Amanda); siblings, Gary Donegon, Rhonda (Dave) Schrab, Denise Donegon, Dana (Alice) Donegon, and Lance (Renee) Donegon; sisters-in-law, Linda Moser and Karen (Kelly) Little. He is further survived by his children, Sean (Amy) Donegon, Erin (Mark) Evans, Ryan Donegon, and Shaanan (Marlose) Donegon; as well as grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends in Wisconsin and South Dakota and his fellow canine companions, Penny and Sadie. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law, Trisha Donegon.

In keeping with Cal’s wishes, a celebration of his life will be held Sunday, January 14, 2024, from 1-4 p.m. at Sturino’s Italian Restaurant, 1543 22nd Ave., Kenosha and on Sunday, January 21, 2024, at Lake Street Inn, 147 Lake Street in Hustisford, Wis. from 1-4 p.m. to remember and toast Cal’s life.

Cal will be laid to rest in a private ceremony in Hot Springs S.D. next to his parents.

As in his life, Cal also passed on the gift of giving as an organ donor.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be greatly appreciated.

Fall River County Herald Star

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