Donald E. Weitzel Sr. died Aug. 30, 2013, in Fairfield, Calif.
He was born Oct. 17, 1929, in Wyndott, Mich., to Elwood and Hattie Weitzel. He met Ida Jean Woods in Collinsville, Ill., and they married on Sept. 16, 1950.
Donald was in the Air Force for 26 years and retired at Travis Air Force Base. He has lived in Fairfield since 1972.
Survived by his best friend and loving wife, Ida Jean; daughter, Terry Holmes and her husband Denny; sons, Elwood John Weitzel (Nancy) of Vacaville and Donald E. Weitzel, Jr (Joyce) of Fairfield; grandchildren, Kelly Dennis Holmes, Nicole Renae Knox and Danielle Marie Weitzel; great-grandchildren, Brett Alan Knox, Justin Thomas Knox, Kailey Marie Weitzel and Phoenix Dominic Nelson.
He was preceded in death by David Richard Covey and Donnie E. Weitzel III.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6, at Calvary Chapel, 1180 Western St., Fairfield. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to NorthBay Hospice.
Arrangements by Fairfield Funeral Home, 425-1041.