Donald Charles Walkenhorst, D.O. of Manchester, MO, passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at the age of 75. Loving husband of 55 years to Nancy Walkenhorst (nee: Dickman); beloved son of the late Charles and Hazel Walkenhorst; devoted father of Brad (Deanne) Walkenhorst and Brian Walkenhorst; treasured grandfather of Nick Walkenhorst, Brent Walkenhorst, Melody Walkenhorst and Christopher Walkenhorst; dear brother of Roger (Nancy) Walkenhorst, Doug Walkenhorst, Charlene (Craig) Fisher, Kim (Larry) Novak, Dean (Jo) Walkenhorst; cherished uncle of numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends. Donald is preceded in death by his sister, Patricia (Paul) Windisch and brother, Charles (Eileen) Walkenhorst.
Don grew up in North County St. Louis where he met the love of his life Nancy while in junior college. In 1980 he graduated from the Kirksville School of Osteopathic Medicine. It was during his medical school rotations that he found his true calling in caring for nursing home patients. Throughout the years he built many friendships and was known for his compassion. He practiced medicine for over 40 years before his untimely death. His family was his first love followed closely by his love of boating. Often when he was away from his “land office” he could be found at his houseboat “The North Office.” He and his family made many friends at the Lake Center Marina over the years. Don was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Due to COVID -19 No Memorial Celebrations will be held at this time.
In Lieu of Flowers Memorials may be made in Don's memory to: The Alzheimer's Association or the charity of the donor's choice.