Donald Stewart, 78, of Williston, passed away at his home, under the care of hospice, on Tuesday morning, October 24, 2017.
Donald was born in Williston on March 31, 1939 to Bill and Mable (Semler) Stewart. He graduated from Williston High School in 1958, then joined the U.S. Navy.
In 1962 he married Elizabeth (Liz) Fenster and to this union three children were born.
While in the Navy he went to nuclear power school and was stationed on the USS Enterprise and the Bainbridge; he travelled to many countries and saw the world. He also spent time as a Navy recruiter in Minot before his honorable discharge.
After the Navy he joined the National Guard and went back to school at Williston State College where he obtained an Associates Degree in auto mechanics. He put this training to work for the remainder of his career working for Jerry Harmon Motors, Murphy Motors, OK Tire and the State Highway Department in Williston.
Donald was an avid hunter and fisherman and always had a good story to tell you. He could tell you about any sporting event going on whether it was local or professional. He attended many Coyote high school sporting events and supported the local Tetons. Even though his health required him to use oxygen, this did not prevent him from attending these events. Donald retired at the age of 62; this allowed him to spend time with his 6 grandchildren which he thought the world of. He was also blessed to have time with 8 great-grandchildren.
Donald is survived by his wife, Liz; daughter, Dawn Holte (Mark Bates) and her daughter Tiah Rigby;. sons, Mark (Patti) and their children Emily and Michelle; Scott and his children Tate (Kiana) Sorenson, Tylor Sorenson and Jordan Stewart; sister, Lois (John) Pearce; sisters-in-law, Mary Stewart, Marilyn Stewart and Sheila Stewart.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Mabel; brothers, Bill, Larry and Roger (Peewee).