Donald Sires

Sunday, January 24, 2016, Donald Harold Sires, age 84, of Enumclaw, WA accepted God’s invitation to come home at 1:55 a.m. A private military burial was held Friday, January 29 at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA with a celebration of Don’s life following at Weeks’ Enumclaw Funeral Home in Enumclaw, WA.
Don was born May 24, 1931 to Alvin James “Bud” and Lillian Alma Welper Sires in New Albin. He graduated from New Albin High School, joined the Navy and served our country. Don graduated from Virginia Tech in 1959 with a B.S. in Business Administration. He began his career representing college textbook publishers, traveling several states.
In 1960, he married Paula Jean Akers and was blessed with a daughter, Julia, the following year. Don entered his main profession as nursing home administrator at Bethesda Manor in Enumclaw, WA, predicating a cross-country move of his young family, with daughter Jodi joining soon after. Don was devoted to his family and soft-hearted towards his three “girls”.
Many friends were made at Country Bible Church, Bethesda Manor and the community, as Don loved meeting people. He was always there for all of us and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife, Jean, of Renton, WA; his daughters, Julia Lentini of Renton, WA and Jodi (Mark) Madison of Mill Creek, WA; his grandchildren, Kendrick (Priscilla) Lentini of Madison, WI, Zachary Lentini of Renton, WA, Kendra Madison of Monroe, WA and Joshua Madison of Mill Creek, WA; his brother, James “Gus” (Linda) Sires of Onalaska, WI; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws from across the country. He loved them all.


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