May be made payable to Honor Flights, Warrior transition network or Hero's Care in care of Pitman Funeral Home, PO BOX 248 Wentzville, MO 63385.
On December 27, 2017 Jesus came and carried Donald in his arms to his eternal heavenly home while he was surrounded by his loved ones. Don and Donna were blessed with 40 years of marriage, and a loving and supportive family. He was a member of the Meat Cutters Butcher Workmen of North America Local 545, UFCW Local 655, then Local 1.
Don was always good at sports including baseball, horseshoes, volleyball, ice skating, water skiing and golf. He was a good bowler, even scoring a perfect 300 game on his son Chuck’s birthday. Amazingly, he could bowl with either hand and still do well! He also received many other bowling awards and trophies. He earned the nickname of “Hook” with his basketball skills.
Fishing trips with his friends were always a big treat for him. The stories he came home with were always very interesting! Since his retirement at age 62, Don took great pride in keeping his yard immaculately groomed while he was still able to do it. He loved working jigsaw puzzles, playing cards and dice games. When he got up in the morning the TV went on to country music while he cooked breakfast. The rest of the day, and late into the night, found him watching old movies and any sporting events. Among Don’s many talents were his great passion for cooking and baking, even cream puffs and homemade noodles!
If anything didn’t function properly his ‘creativity’ came into play. He had a knack for making things work ”his” way. Our family nickname for Don became ‘Ironman” because of his strength and perseverance in enduring his many life challenges, as his health declined.
Although each time a new dog was introduced to the house, he was quick to say “No more dogs” but he could never resist and always fell in love within a few days. His Misty and Mini were his most beloved of all.
He proudly served our country as a marine from march 1956-March 1958. He was a member of the Alton Eagles for many years.
He was the beloved husband of Donna “D.D.” Josar nee Grotpeter who survives him; He is survived by his sons, Charles "Chaz" (Kim) Josar of St. Charles, MO, Jerry (Dee) Josar of St. Charles, MO, Kevin (Tina) Hall of St. Charles, MO, Rodney Hall of St. Charles, MO; two daughters, Donnetta Burnette of Warrenton, MO, Roberta (Bill) Faerber of Troy, MO; Brother in law, Bill McLeskey of Clarksville, TN; Sister in law, Carolyne "Ree Ree" Simpson of Lake Saint Louis, MO; 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; he was loved and cherished by his nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frank “Lefty” Josar, mother, Dorothy Josar nee Buescher, son Donnie Josar, sister Paula “Toodles” McLeskey, Uncle Tony and Aunt Amanda Josar, and Aunt Hazel Blatz, and brother-in-law Harry Simpson Sr. Donald will be greatly missed by his wife, family and all who knew and loved him.