Obituary for Donald ‘Donn’ Andrew Eisenhauer

Obituaries April 21, 2020



Obituary for Donald ‘Donn’ Andrew Eisenhauer

NEWCASTLE   –  On March 25, 2020, Donn started a new adventure when he passed away at Weston County Health Services in Newcastle.

Donn was born Donald Andrew Eisenhauer on July 8, 1950. He was the first of six brothers born to Jean and Del Eisenhauer.

Donn was good at football and track and had several medals. He was proud of his accomplishments.

Donn mostly worked in the oil fields and started his career right out of high school.

He married Carla Benson and to this union two children were born, Kirby and Kori.

The couple divorced and Donn moved to Alaska to work in the oil fields, but also added gold mining and commercial fishing. In the winter he had a taxi business in Juneau.

After an extended time in Alaska, Donn returned to the oil fields in the Lower 48.

He was well known for his abilities in the oil industry, being a driller and tool pusher of the highest caliber.

He worked for many companies, from New Mexico to North Dakota and Alaska to Texas. Donn finally settled in Newcastle and retired in 2014.

Donn always had projects to do. Just before he passed, he said he couldn’t die, he had too many projects to do. That was Donn, he lived his life his own way and was very stubborn about it.

He played cards every Thursday night with his poker buddies, and wouldn’t miss it for the world. His nature and outgoing manner made it so he had a lot of friends. His best friend was Mike Farnsworth. It was a treat to watch them together. They argued about everything, but if Donn needed anything, Mike was the first one there to help.

Donn was a good son and brother. He was always there to help with Del and Jean.

Donn was preceded in death by his dad, Delbert, and brothers, Richard and John.

He is survived by his mom, Jean; brothers, Bob (Donna) of Upton, Paul (Quelin/Samantha) of Surprise, Ariz., and Mark of Bryant, Texas; his children, son Kirby (Tanya) and grandchildren Faith and Tyler, all of Gillette. and daughter Kori (Ryan) Meredith and grandchildren, Mia and Owynn, all of Spearfish, S.D. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of life for both Donn and Dick will be held at a later date.

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