Donald Pint

Donald Pint

CEDAR FALLS — Donald Joseph Pint, 89, of Cedar Falls, died Friday, Feb. 9, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home, Waterloo.

He was born Feb. 2, 1929, in Gilbertville, son of Joseph and Cecelia Bloes Pint. He married Carol Jean Golinvaux; after her passing he married Mary Jo Ambrosy on April 24, 1965, at St. Mary’s of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Eagle Center.

Don earned the rank of sergeant first class in the U.S. Army, serving in Korea as a combat engineer from 1950-1952. He worked for John Deere as a journeyman patternmaker for more than 39 years, retiring in 1987.

Survivors: his wife; a daughter, Monique (George) Walters of Waterloo; a son, Donald Joseph II (Emily) Pint of Olney, Texas; six grandchildren, George William, Grace Theresa and Henry Joseph Walters, Noah Edward, Donald Joseph III and Victoria Marie Pint; two brothers, Jim (Mary Jean) of Waterloo and Gary (Jeanie) of Elk Run Heights; a sister, Mary Brice of Gilbertville; and two sisters-in-law, Judy Pint of Georgia and Elsie Pint of Arizona.

Preceded in death by: a granddaughter, Anne Kathryn Walters; six brothers, Loren, Dwywan (Bernice), Leonard (Jackie), Stanley, Lavern and Robert; and two sisters, Dona Mae Borrelli and Teresa (Claire) Lovell.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Cedar Falls with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Gilbertville, with full military rites conducted by the Iowa Army Honor Guard and the Cedar Falls AMVETs Post 49. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup on South Street, where there will be a 4 p.m. rosary service, and for an hour before services at the church.

Memorials: to Cedar Valley Hospice, Cedar Falls AMVETs Post 49 and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

Don was proud of his military service, his son’s Army career as a first sergeant and his daughter-in-law and son-in-law’s Army and Navy careers. He enjoyed working around the house. He could build and fix anything; it was said ‘if Grandpa couldn’t fix it, no one could.’

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