Douglas B. Falkenberg


Douglas B. Falkenberg, 92, of Chippewa Falls, died Sunday, August 7, 2022, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in Chippewa Falls.

Douglas was born June 29, 1930, in Cadott, the son of Bernard and Adelia (Lacina) Falkenberg. He graduated from Cadott High School in 1948. Douglas served honorably in the U.S. Air Force.

On October 18, 1952, Douglas married Colleen Robertson, at St. Rose of Lima Church in Cadott. He was a member of the American Legion, Knights of Columbus Goldsmith Council #974, several square dance clubs in Chippewa Falls and in Arcadia, and was a Eucharistic minister at Holy Ghost Church where he was still a member and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Arcadia. Douglas was a volunteer with local Alzheimer’s drives for several years and was a master gardener. He worked at NSP as sales manager in Chippewa Falls and Trempealeau Electric Co-Op in Arcadia for many years.

Douglas is survived by one daughter, Ann (Paul) Himmler of Mendota Heights, MN; two sons: Tom (Beth) of Minneapolis, MN, and Kevin of Rice Lake; five grandchildren: Mark (Erin) and Matt (Cara) Olson, and Lauren, Daniel and Jonathan Falkenberg; four great grandsons; and sister, Sue (Gene) Beadell of Tucson, AZ.

Douglas was preceded in death by his wife, Colleen, December 24, 2016; one son, Steve; his parents; and brothers: Russell Falkenberg and Reinhardt Falkenberg.

Funeral services were held Friday, August 12, 2022, at 12:00 p.m., at Holy Ghost Church in Chippewa Falls. The Very Rev. Jesse Burish was celebrant of the funeral Mass. Interment was at Forest Hill Cemetery in Chippewa Falls. Military rites were conducted by the Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council. Friends could call Friday, August 12, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church.

The family prefers memorials to the Chippewa Falls VA Recreation Committee or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls is in charge of arrangements.

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