Donald Hungerford


Spirit Lake, Iowa

January 27, 2020

Donald M. Hungerford, 77, of Spirit Lake, Iowa, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at Fort Myers Lee Memorial Hospital due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

A celebration of life service will be at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. 

Donald Maurice Hungerford was born Dec. 22, 1942 in Kansas City, Missouri, son of Daniel and Ann (Mulvihill) Hungerford. After graduating from Holstein (Iowa) High School, he continued his education at Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota, receiving a degree in education.

On Dec. 30, 1964, Don married Marla Treichel. They lived in Madison and Brookings, South Dakota, and Albion, Nebraska, before making their home in Hull, Iowa. He taught math and computer science as well as coached and officiated several high school sports. After retiring in 2002, the couple traveled and spent winters in southern climates. They moved to Spirit Lake in 2010.

Survivors include his wife; daughter, Dana (Steve) Olson of Omaha, Nebraska; son, Duke Hungerford of Spirit Lake; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one sister, Diane (Ray Gengler) Hungerford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; mother- and father-in-law, Adolph and Ester Treichel, and daughter-in-law, Dawn (Schroeck) Hungerford.

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