Donald F. Breyfogle

Donald F. Breyfogle age 91, of Mondamin, Iowa passed away on Monday, September 2, 2019 at Immanuel Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Donald was born December 13, 1927 in Calumet, Iowa to George and Frances (Hitchcock) Breyfogle. Don graduated from Mondamin High School. Donald married Doty December 16, 1950 in Missouri Valley, Iowa. He served in the United States Navy. Don and Doty farmed the Mondamin area for over forty years. Doty passed away August 7, 2019. He enjoyed traveling to Arizona, fishing, hunting, golfing, enjoyed their kids and grandkids and going to their activities. He also refereed High School basketball games.

Don was preceded in death by his parents George Breyfogle and Francis Hitchcock Breyfogle,  his wife Doris “Doty” Breyfogle, son Kevin Breyfogle, four brothers, Robert, Alan, Newell and Gary.

Survivors include his son: Wayne Breyfogle and wife Jackie of Omaha, Nebraska, grandchildren: Ben Breyfogle and wife Angela of Harlan, Iowa, Amy VanAckeren and husband Jason of Omaha, Nebraska, Jaime Jones and husband Jeremy of Blair, Nebraska and Jill Breyfogle of Des Moines, Iowa, many great grandchildren.

Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa. 

In lieu of flowers family would like memorials to go to the Mondamin Fire and Rescue Departments.

Just A Farmer

Just a farmer, you said. And I laughed because I knew All the things that farmers must be able to do. They must study the land, then watch the sky And figure just when is the right time and why. To sow and to plant to buy and to sell To go to the market with cattle and well…. You know the books that farmers must keep To pay all those taxes and be able to sleep. And you know the fixin’ that farmers must do When machines like mad monsters blow a gasket or two. I guess when God needed folks to care for His earth He chose “just farmers” cause He knew their true worth .



  • Donella M. Pauli Posted September 4, 2019 3:45 pm

    Just know that you are in my thoughts. I am so very sorry about the loss of your father and grandfather. I know you will miss him.

  • Gleean Coates Posted September 10, 2019 7:47 am

    Don and Doty were such a big part of my family’s life as I was growing up. I remember all the times the “kids” would play together at their house or ours while the parents tried to ignore the chaos and played cards. And as we grew up they were always there for every major life event: weddings, big birthdays and anniversaries, I will cherish those memories and keep a special place in my heart for them and your family. My heart is with your heart at this difficult time. Love always, Gleean

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