August 9, 1931 ~ August 2, 2004
Plantsville- Donald A. Kannenberg, 72 of Saw Mill Lane, died in his home on Monday, August 2. He was the husband of Carol (Priebe) Kannenberg. He was born in Mishawaka, Indiana on August 9, 1931 a son of the late William H. and Violet (McLean) Kannenberg. He served his country in the U.S. Marines. He graduated from Meriden High School and attended UCONN and worked as retail manager for Western Auto in Massachusetts and Bridgeport, CT for twenty years and later retired from Jonal Laboratories in Meriden. After his retirement he drove the van for the Kuhn Center in Meriden. He was an avid gardner and bird lover, he belong to the American Legion Post #72 and was a member of St. Paul Episcopal Church in Southington. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Pamela and Thomas Pappas of Meriden, Karen and David Biestek of Middletown, RI, three sons and their wives, Donald A. and Abby Kannenberg Jr. of Avon, CT, Richard and Nancy Kannenberg of South Hadley, MA, Thomas and Reisa Kannenberg of San Angelo, TX, a brother and his wife, Bruce and Gloria Kannenberg of Southington, ten grandchildren; Ross W. and Lauren R. Kannenberg of Avon. CT, Jonathan T. and Kaitlin E. Pappas of Meriden, Christopher and Michael Biestek of Middletown, RI, Stephen Baptiste and Nicholas Kannenberg of South Hadley, MA, Samantha and Sydney Kannenberg of San Angelo, TX. He was predeceased by a daughter, Katherine Kannenberg, a son, Kevin Kannenberg a sister, Florence Wright, three brothers, William, Robert and Harold Kannenberg and a grandson, Benjamin Kannenberg. A funeral service Thurs., August 5 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church 145 Main St., Southington, CT. The Rev. Terry Wysong will officiate. Burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemtery, Meriden. Relatives and friends may call at Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home 48 Cook Ave., Meriden on Wed., August 4 from 5 - 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Central Connecticut 40 East St., Plainville, CT 06062.