Treasurer, Marion Lodge #6, 2021
Don is a 50 year Lodge & Scottish Rite Mason having been raised in Crescent Lodge #25. And, almost a 50 year Shriner. With the encouragement of Brother Moseley, he became affiliated with Marion #6. One of Don’s Masonic highlights was being made a Master Mason by his uncles and cousins as well as his father.
Don started his Masonic journey as a DeMolay and was invested with the Chevalier Degree and Representative DeMolay awards.
Born and raised in Cedar Rapids on November 28, 1943 about 7 minutes ahead of his brother Ron. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a business degree. Over time he also received a MA from the University of Northern Iowa and a MBA from Nova University.
After serving in the Air Force for 4 years as an MP & Budget Specialist he started on his 40 year career in finance as a banker with the First National Bank of Marion, financial analyst at Rockwell Collins and retired as the Senior Accountant with the Athletic Department at the University of Iowa. At Rockwell he was on the Board of Directors of the Collins Credit Union for seven years.
Don and his wife, Pat, have been married for 21 years and together for 30.