Donald Gene Priewe, 77, of Green Bay, passed away on June 5, 2023 at St. Mary's Hospital.
He was born on July 18, 1945 to Alfred and Elsie (Krohn) Priewe at Whitewater, WI.
Don worked as a Commercial Design Artist and Sign Painter and worked for Jones Sign Company, Jag Outdoor and Reinhold Sign Company. He previously operated SignCo in Beaver Dam, WI.
Don volunteered with Hospice of Hope in Fond du Lac.
Don enjoyed traveling with his wife Mary and was an avid Wisconsin sports fan. He enjoyed following racing, the Brewers and Packer's. He was an exceptional portrait artist and had a love for all music. His main joy was spending time with his family. Don loved talking to people.
He married Mary Schmidt, September 3, 1966 in Mayville, WI . He is survived by his loving spouse Mary, his children, Todd (Jackie) Priewe of Beaver Dam, WI, Jennifer (Donny) Kensmoe, Green Bay, WI; Thomas (Kersten) Priewe, Milwaukee, WI; his grandchildren, Alec Priewe, Bailee (Kyle) Martinelli, Taitum Priewe, Erika Priewe, Charlie Kensmoe, Cooper Kensmoe, and one great grandchild, Macklin Martinelli . He is also survived by his siblings, Eunice Helgeson, Gerald (Donna) Priewe, Shirley Larsen, Bruce (Sandra) Priewe, Ralph Priewe, Roger (Shirley) Gerhke, Walter (Pamela) Priewe and a special brother in law, Roger Cunningham as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Eleanor Margraf and Robert Priewe, Gordon Priewe, Mary Gaull, Inez Krause, Dorothy McFarland, Richard Priewe, Alice Cunningham, and his mother and father in law, Wilbur "Wibby" and Ethel Schmidt.
Cremation is planned. Don's personal wishes were to have no formal service. Immediate family will have a private Celebration of Life in the future. Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions, Green Bay, WI is assisting with arrangements.
Don's family would like to thank St. Mary's 5th Floor for all they have done to make Don comfortable. They would also like to thank Dr. Guiou and his team at Green Bay Oncology. Last of all Unity Hospice for the kindness and patience through our last day with our husband, dad, and "PaPa". Special thanks to Renae, Mary and Heidi for all of your time. You will never know how much it meant to us as a family.