Donald B. Streeter, 82, of North Sioux City, passed away Sunday, October 23, 2022 at a local hospital.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Tim Friedrichsen officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 25, 2022 from 4:00-7:00 P.M. with a Knights of Columbus led Rosary at 4:30 P.M. and a Vigil Service at 7:00 P.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson, SD. Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Online condolences may be given at www.meyerbroschapels.com.
Don was first and foremost a man devoted to his family, he was kind and generous. He did his best to never miss an event for his children or grandchildren. Don was the third of seven children born to Charles and Laura Streeter. He attended Sioux Point for his elementary school and Jefferson for High School and graduated in 1958. While attending Jefferson H.S. he met Judy (Burnight) and she became the love of his life. Don and Judy married on July 13, 1963 and they celebrated 59 years of marriage together. He was a bricklayer by trade, and a member of BAC, International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers his entire life. He built, or supervised the construction of, many homes and buildings around the Siouxland area. At the age of 47, rheumatoid arthritis forced an early retirement. The arthritis may have stopped his paid employment as a bricklayer but never his hard work. He devoted himself to his family and the home, to the garden, to spending time with his parents, to taking care of elderly neighbors. He got to spend time with his grandchildren, in many ways his arthritis was a blessing.
Don also loved golf. Don began golfing at the age of 10, where he was a caddy at the original Boat Club, which is now Two Rivers Golf Course and passed this passion along to his entire family. He was member at the Elk Point CC for over 40 years. Don loved to plant a garden each year and produced what has been said to be the best sweet corn in the area. The fruits of his and Judy’s labor in the garden that they tended each summer, was shared with everyone. He loved to watch a good Western on the TV or listen to a country song on the radio. Don’s home was a place where all were welcome, where great conversations were had and hot coffee and meals shared around that kitchen table for many, many years, and that will continue to be. Don played cards with all of his family, even the grandkids were taught to play cards at an early age. Don was an active member at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sioux City since the 1950’s. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and worked many pancake breakfasts and Lenten fish dinners. Don loved saying the rosary as he got older and prayed it every morning for years. If you arrived at the house at 8:00 am, plan on saying the rosary with him. Don had a strong Christian faith and he loved Jesus.
Survivors – his beloved wife Judy of 59 years; children: Lesa (Dean) Cropley – McCook Lake, SD, Kevin (Catherine)Streeter – Blaine WA, Brad (Cari) Streeter – Delano, MN, Kirk Streeter – Sioux City, IA, and Angie (Jason) Price – Omaha NE; Grandchildren – Tyler(Taylor) Cropley, Jacob Streeter, Ellie Cropley, Ben Streeter, Charles Streeter, Madison Streeter, Alexandra Streeter, Mason Streeter, Jack Streeter, Kadon Streeter and George Streeter and Great grandbaby Cropley, due in February; Sisters – Sharon Culbertson, Sioux City IA, Joyce Foster, McCook Lake, SD; Brothers - Raymond (Nancy) Streeter, Beaumont, CA, John Streeter, Sioux City, IA, Bob (Paulette) Streeter, McCook Lake, SD, and Eugene Streeter, Sioux City, IA.
Preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Laura Streeter.