Bandstand Flag Notice

Donald Molyneux

Donald Molyneux

July 2022

Donald A. Molyneux

July 17, 1919 – November 3, 2021

The United States Army

The flag flying over the bandstand during July is in honor of Donald A. Molyneux.

Don was raised in rural Mahaska County, near What Cheer. He attended What Cheer High School, graduated at 16, and then enrolled in Capital City Commercial College in Des Moines, IA.

Don was selected in the first draft of the United States Army, for World War II, in 1939. He moved to Fort Knox, KY, to complete his basic training. Don served during World War II with General Patton and General Eisenhower and was stationed in Italy and North Africa from November 1940 to October 1945 in the armored division. Among his numerous Decorations, medals and citations her received the Silver Battle Star, the Bronze Star Medal and three Bronze Service Stars.

Don retired from the United States Army as a Lieutenant Colonel. After an honorable discharge, he continued to serve in the United States Army Reserves. Don began working for the National Cash Register Company in Racine, WI, as a field representative. He stayed with the company for 40 years.

Don was committed to community service. He served 38 years of exemplary service to the Thiensville, WI community as both Village Trustee and twice as President. Don received numerous awards, which include: Citizen of the Year – 1999, Thiensville-Mequon Town Center Committee Award-2005, United States Senate Recognition for Community Service – 2006, Donald A. Molyneux Park in Thiensville, WI – 2004, Ambassador of Thiensville, WI to Tomisoto, Japan – 2003, and Ozaukee County Board of Supervisors Commendation – 2006. He was also a member of the Thiensville-Mequon Lions Club and The Faith Chapter of the Masons. Don was blessed to fly with his fellow service members and take an Honor Flight on May 2, 2010. It was a 747 Honor Flight from Milwaukee to Washington D.C. In September 2019, Don and LaVerne, his wife, moved to Oskaloosa to be closer to family.

Contact Shawn Langkamp at Langkamp Funeral Chapel & Crematory at 641-672-2181 or on the Contact-Us-Link if you are interested in honoring a deceased veteran with the flag above the bandstand.

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