Donald W Sattler
Donald W. Sattler, age 93, of Chilton, died on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at Willowdale Health and Rehabilitation in New Holstein. He was born November 17, 1930, in Brothertown, son of the late Bernhard & Meta (Schussman) Sattler.
Donald met Diane Schmid when she was in junior high and they were both at a church youth group outing at Waverly Beach to roller-skate. Diane fell which caused Don to fall on top of her. They ran into each other again at the fair that summer, and at several church outings until she was a freshman in high school where Don was a Senior. Smitten from the moment he met her, he patiently waited until she graduated in 1951 and proposed to her shortly after.
Don was a member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ in Chilton, was an FFA Alumni member, had served as a 4-H leader and was inducted into the Wisconsin 4-H Hall of Fame.
Don absolutely loved being on his farm tending to his sheep and time spent in the fields planting or harvesting crops. During this time, he had also worked at various locations around the area, but appreciated greatly driving school bus.
In his free time, Don enjoyed woodworking and the quiet moments tending to his garden and raising bright colored gladiolas. Don was a truly a good man with a great sense of humor who was never shy about sharing his words of wisdom with others and keenly tracked weather patterns.
Survivors include his children: Dexter Sattler (Jill Bertram), Donna (Don) Pingel, Darren (Suzanne) Sattler; 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and his siblings-in-law: Ralph (Jeanne) Schmid, David (Inga) Schmid, Karl (Judi) Schmid, Nancy Wanish, Paul (Joan) Schmid, and Fran Schmid. He is further survived by his nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Diane; a son: Dwane Sattler; daughters-in-law: Lynn Sattler & Cheri Sattler; and his siblings: Mildred (Arnold) Jensen, Howard (Gloria) Sattler, and June (Milan) Gasch.
Funeral service will be at 6:00 pm on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton. Burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held at the Wieting Family Funeral Home from 3:00 pm until 5:45 pm on Saturday, February 17, 2024. At the time of the service and following, there will be a link available for those wishing to watch a livestream or archived recording of the service, watch a memorial video or see pictures of the flowers and gifts given to the family.
Our family spent many wonderful summer vacations at the family farm with Don, Diane and their family. They visited us at several places that we lived. We cherish those memories and with miss him and Diane.
David and Inga Schmid (Brother and Spouse) 2024-02-19 13:55:34
My sincere condolences to the entire Sattler family. My personal memories of Don are from Ebenezer UCC. Don was a very kind man who was devoted to his family, his church and to 4-H. May your many memories bring you peace. May he RIP with his beloved Diane. ??????
Lynn Merino (Friend) 2024-02-19 09:27:12
So, so sorry for your loss! He was a great guy! So many memories of family gatherings and showing sheep together at the fairs! A great leader and role model in the 4-H world and our church family!
Karen Cmejla (Friend) 2024-02-17 16:20:26
Dexter, Donna, Darren, and family, We are so sorry for you loss. He was a wonderful man and we will miss visiting and playing cards with him the next time we visit. May all your memories of time spent together help comfort you now. Sending love and hugs your way. Love, Laurie & Karl
Laurie & Karl Schmid (Cousins) 2024-02-17 07:55:00
My sympathy to the family!! I have many good memories of all of you growing up through church at Ebenezer and school.
Sue (Steinmetz) Jost (Friend ) 2024-02-16 19:40:39
Sorry for your Family's loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Doug and Cheri Koffarnus (Worked at elections/friend) 2024-02-14 08:58:05
So sorry for your loss Sattler family. Remember him well from 4-H many years ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Ginny Satzer (Friend) 2024-02-13 17:10:02
Our condolences to the Sattler Families, Don was a great man who devoted most of his time to Helping others. Remembering him in his leadership roles in 4-H. Thoughts and prayers to all of you during this difficult time. I'm sure Mom was waiting for him with open arms. Cherish the great memories he leaves with you all.
Ann Konen (Friend) 2024-02-13 16:43:44
Very sorry for your Family's loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Brad Cullen (Friend) 2024-02-13 14:10:03
Dexter and Jill, my deepest condolences for the loss of Dad. May he rest in peace. Dexter, there’s no mistaking he’s your Dad. Great resemblance. Hugs…
Janice Marose (Friend) 2024-02-12 18:10:32
Hello Dexter, My sympathy to you on your Dad’s passing. I remember Don as a very active 4-H leader and Calumet County Fair leader. But my best recollection and appreciation of him was as our bus driver. I don’t remember the bus number anymore, but he had our route for many years. He was a good driver… strict, but fun. May the many memories of him and your faith in God sustain you.
John Wenig (Friend) 2024-02-11 16:59:37
My deepest sympathy goes out to Donna and Don Pingel, and the rest of the Sattler family. I worked with Don Sattler for a short time. He was a fun and very caring person. And I also worked with his son-in-law Don, you were great to work with also. Thoughts and prayers to you both.
Beverly Hackbarth (former co-worker) 2024-02-11 16:42:34
Dexter and family, So sorry for your loss. Cherish the many beautiful memories and hold them in your heart. In my thoughts and prayers.
Kathy Klaeser (Friends ) 2024-02-10 10:05:29
Our sympathy to you Donna, Dexter and Darren. We spent a lot of time with Don and Diane the last seventy years. Trips to Country Venues and just about every New Year's Eve. Lots of memories. May Don rest in peace.
art and joyce kopf (Good friends) 2024-02-09 19:30:18
So sorry for your loss. Don was a great guy. Remember the fun memories
Ann (Rusch)Braasch (friend) 2024-02-09 18:37:30
It is with great saddness to learn that Don has gone home and will now be with Diane and their family and with his siblings and their spouses. Having lived neighbors to the family, attended same church, was in 4-H together and then when I went to High School I met and became good friends with Diane. Diane and Don were a perfect match. They liked and did so many things together. Even to the extent that Don was a member of the Calumet County Home and Community Education organization. To both the Sattler and Schmid family I extend my deepesy sympathy. May Don rest in peace and enjoy the reuniting with family in heaven. Nyla (Bock) Musser
Nyla (Bock) Musser (Friend and best friend to wife Diane) 2024-02-09 14:15:28
My deepest sympathies to all of you with the loss of Don. You all are in my thoughts & prayers.
Christine Goetsch (Friend) 2024-02-09 11:57:11
Sattler Family - So sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Loved chatting with your parents, when ever I ran into them. Such positive, community minded people. Cherish memories of working on 4-H programs and at the fair with them.
Deb Stebane (Fair Friend) 2024-02-09 10:11:48
Condolences to Don's family. I met him when I joined E.U.C.C. He and Donna always helped there in any way they could. Am sure they are once again together in God's Heaven. May he 'rest in peace'. He will be greatly missed.
Connie Stoychoff-Waldvogel (Church family) 2024-02-09 09:52:32
So sorry for your loss. You're all in our thoughts and prayers.
Carol and Pete Mueller (friend of Darren) 2024-02-09 09:36:07
Donna---so sorry to hear about your dad. He was always such a very friendly person and always had a smile on his face. He is now with your mom. May he rest in peace. Lots of hugs to you and your family!
karen pingel swonger (friend) 2024-02-09 08:02:53
Dexter and family so sorry for your loss, let the great memories live on.
Mike and Doris Bennin (Friends) 2024-02-09 07:01:48
He was a great example and it showed.
Gary and Joan Lemke (friend) 2024-02-08 21:35:37
So sorry for your loss. Rest in peace Don. Hugs to all.
Mark Rusch and Ann Rusch (Friend ) 2024-02-08 19:49:29
My deepest sympathy to the sattlers.They didn't come any better than Don.
Terry fluhr (Church family) 2024-02-08 18:00:57
Dear Dexter and family I’m so sorry for your loss. Take the time to grieve and heal and you will feel him around you! Respectfully Jamie Rozman
Jamie Rozman (Friend) 2024-02-08 17:40:34