STEWART, Donald (1919-1989)


Wibaux Pioneer-Gazette, June 22, 1989

Donald Daniel Stewart, 69, of Stockton, California died on May 25 at home. Mr. Stewart was a Stockton resident for 38 years. He was a sheet metal worker for C & S Plumbing and Heating and a member of Stockton Rod and Gun Club and American Legion Post Local 803 in Stockton, Knights of Columbus in Oakland.

He was born on October 29, 1919 to Joe and Cecelia Stewart on a cattle ranch in Wibaux County, he attended county grade school and high school here. Upon graduating from high school, he enlisted in the civilian Conservation Corps, where he spent three years. He then enlisted in the Army in 1941 and was discharged in 1946, serving one and a half years in Europe. Donald was inducted in the Army in Monterey, California. Before he went overseas, he was in the 179th General Hospital at Camp Barkley near Abilene, Texas. He went on the ship “America,” which was renamed “West Point” after World War II, to Liverpool, England and a train to South Lampton, England, then on a ship to Omaha Beach Normandy.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Stewart of Stockton; a son, Robert Daniel Stewart; four sisters; Leona Jendro of Wibaus, Marian Potts of Missoula, Rosella Schlepp of Pine Bluff, Idaho and Eleanor Guillory of Lake Charles, Louisiana; a brother, Jim Stewart of Wibaux and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on May 30 in St. Michael’s Catholic Church.