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Donald Gordon Longworth

June 26, 1931 - July 25, 2018

Donald Gordon Longworth, age 87, from Butte des Morts, passed away on July 25, 2018, at Evergreen in Oshkosh.
He was born June 26, 1931, in the town of Poygan, the son of the late Homer and Florence Longworth. Donald attended Omro High School.
On December 3, 1949, he married Mavis M. Betts and they celebrated 63 years of marriage prior to her passing away on December 9, 2012. Since 1949 Donald worked in the construction field and in 1956 started Longworth Construction and ran it through 1999, at which time it was handed down to his two sons. He was very well respected in the industry.
He enjoyed travel in his motorhome, fishing with Mavis, and camping and picnics with family. Donald enjoyed woodworking and took pride in constructing three wooden strip boats. He always worked hard to support a family of ten, and continued to be there to support his family through the years.
Donald is survived by ten children, Karen Fink, of Oshkosh; Terry (Jack) Zeller, of Oshkosh; Jim (Colleen) Longworth, of Oshkosh; Penny (Dennis) Piper, of Neshkoro; Barb Longworth, of Oshkosh; Patti (David) Berndt, of Poygan; Kim (John) Clark, of Poygan; John (Kristen) Longworth, of Berlin; Judy (Tom) Schmude, of Cambridge; and Kelly Parish, of Oshkosh, twenty-seven grandchildren; thirty-six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, a brother-in-law, one sister-in-law, and one brother; Shirley Loker, of Oshkosh; Sharon and Jack Spiegelberg, of Winneconne; Marge Longworth, of Omro; Larry Longworth, of Omro; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Florence Longworth; wife of 63 years, Mavis Longworth; brother, Arden Longworth; brother-in-law, Leslie Loker; sister-in-law, Charlene Longworth; and one grandchild, Nikki Smith.
A visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, July 30, 2018, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home, 904 E. Main St. Winneconne. A private graveside service will be held at Lake View Memorial Park, Oshkosh.
Donald's family would like to greatly thank the staffs of Aurora Medical Center, Aurora Hospice, and Evergreen for the loving and compassionate care given to Donald during his stay.
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Paul Redemann wrote on July 27, 2018
My condolences to the entire family on the loss of Donald. Knowing his son Jim, I am sure Don was a great person who raised a terrific family.

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