Don is survived by his children, Eric Bates (Shashana Ownbey) and Brenda Bates (Chris Regenwether) all of Centerville; a granddaughter, Aubriana Regenwether of Centerville; his fiancé, Ann Merrill of Centerville; and two sisters, Judi (Larry) Hiatt of Centerville and Linda (Bill) Henderson of Centerville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and four brothers, Neil, Litel Jr., Richard and twin brother, Ronald.
Funeral services will be held at 11a.m. Wednesday, July 3 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville with Pastor Eric Hoover officiating.
Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday before the funeral service at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Cincinnati with military rites.
A memorial has been established to “Homeless Vets,” VA Medical Center and may be left or mailed to the Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 South 18th St., Centerville, Iowa 52544.
Condolences may be left online at www.langefh.com.