‹ Return to Current Obituaries

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Don's visitation.

Don Erlenbush

A graveside service of inunrment with military rites for Don Erlenbush, 63, of Washington, will be held Friday, September 2, 2016 at 3:30 pm at the Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington.  Chaplain Robert Beghtol will officiate.  Visitation will be held from noon until 3 pm at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington.  The Patriot Guard motorcyle group will lead the procession to the cemetery at the conclusion of visitation and all friends with motorcycles are welcome to join.  A general memorial fund has been established.  Don Erlenbush died Sunday, August, 28, 2016 at the VA Hospital in Iowa City.

Donald Eugene Erlenbush was born August 18, 1953 in Washington County, the son of Ralph and Dora Mae (Riekedberg) Erlenbush.  He attended Washington High School and served in the United States Army from 1971 to 1974.  He worked in various jobs throughout his life including; construction worker, feed mill worker and truck driver. He was employed by the City of Washington for 15 years.  Don was united in marriage to Myrna Fischer on May 25, 1990 in Washington.  He was a member of the motorcycle group ABATE of Iowa, District 14 and enjoyed motorcyles and his dogs Bubba and Maggie May.

Survivors include his wife Myrna of Washington, brother John Erlenbush of Ainsworth, sister Kathy (Lee) Johnson of Keller, TX, niece Christie (Josh) Sands, nephews: Thad and Tyler Johnson, mother-in-law Rose Fischer, sisters-in-law: Mary (Joe) Schmidt, Carol (Keith) Pins, Barb (Bob) Quint, Dianne (Russ) Reth, brothers-in-law: Dave (Joan) Fischer, Al (Sue) Fischer, Eugene Fischer and many nieces and nephews on Myrna's side.

Preceding Don in death were his parents and a sister-in-law Margene Erlenbush.

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Don Erlenbush, please visit our flower store.


Myrna, We're sorry for your loss. Don was a good man & bigger than life. He will be missed. Love, Mike & Lori Lilleg

Mike & Lori Lilleg Sep 1 2016 12:00 AM

Myrna, John and Kathy.Our deepest sympathy to all of you.May you knowour thoughts and prayers are with all of you.Treasure all your memories and hold them close.Hugs to each and everyone of the family members. Don and Shirley Brown

Shirley Brown Aug 31 2016 12:00 AM

Myrna and family, sending sincerest condolences, we are so sorry for your loss. Cindy and Phil Laxton

Cindy Laxton Aug 30 2016 12:00 AM

Dear grieving family, My husband and I are truly sorry for your tremendous loss and would like to express our condolences to the entire family. We cannot imagine the great pain and sorrow you are experiencing during this very difficult time. It is our sincere hope you find comfort in knowing that God has promised to "swallow up death forever" (Isaiah 25:8), and that he will resurrect our dear loved ones who have passed away. (John 5:28). May your many great memories help you find peace and comfort as you go through the coming days

Naomi Aug 30 2016 12:00 AM