Donald L. Hemstedt was a hard working  family  man  and an
adventurer. He  was  the  self-educated  business  co-owner  of
Video   Industries   of   America,   a  U.S.  Government  certified
welder,  and  an  IBEW  #22  journeyman  electrician.    He  flew
planes, shot black powder, was a certified SCUBA diver,  and  a
protector of animals. He served God, his country, his family and
friends to the best of ability. Those of us who had  the  privilege
to know him will miss him greatly.

 Don was born on December 29, 1941 and left us  March  13,
2014. He was preceded by his parents Forest “Bud” and Marian
(Nixon) Hemstedt and his wife of over 50  years,  Gloria (Myers)
Hemstedt.  He   is   survived   by   his  sister  Janice  (Hemstedt)
Stastny  and  her  husband  George, his only daughter Donnell
(Hemstedt)  Pauly    and    her    husband   Ray,   and   his   two
granddaughters  Raeshell Pauly,  Tabetha  VanderWoude  and
her husband Josh.   Also nieces and nephews and grandnieces
and grandnephews.

 Donald Hemstedt  will  be  cremated  and  will  remain  on his
beloved family farm, joined forever  with  his  wife  and the many
animals  they  loved. If  you  wish  to  honor  his  legacy   please
donate either to your local animal rescue or the Antioch Church
of Christ in Gainesboro, TN. His  family  sends  a special thanks
to  everyone  who  befriended  and  cared  for  him  through the
years.
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