Donald R. Asfahl

March 12, 1920June 29, 2013

Asfahl, Donald R., 93, of Louisville passed away on June 29, 2013 at Baptist Health . Donald was the youngest of 8 children, born to the late Albert and Alice Mosher Asfahl.

He was retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the Inspector General as an Auditor. Memberships include, Walnut Street Baptist Church, TLC Bible Study Group, Oasis Senior Group, AARP, and the League of Voters. Donald served his country proudly during WWII in the United States Coast Guard.

He was married 60 years to the Mother of his children, Kathryn before her passing.

Donald met his current wife, Leila at the AARP.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Donald Rue Asfahl Jr., and 7 Brothers and Sisters.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Leila Asfahl ;2 children, Donald Lee Asfahl (Sharon) and Marilyn Kay James (Joe); 5 Grandchildren, Sarah Segree (Joe), Melissa Robich (Mark), Jeffrey Asfahl (Abby), Robert James (Erin) and Melanie Hubbs (Ryan); and 7 Great-Grandchildren.

A service to celebrate the life of Donald will be conducted at 11:00a.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at Walnut Street Baptist Church, 1101 South Third Street. Burial will follow at Cave Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday in the parlor of Arch L. Heady and Son at Westport Village and from 10:00-11:00a.m. Wednesday at the church.

In lieu of customary expressions of sympathy the family has requested memorial gifts to the Walnut Street Baptist Church House and Grounds Ministry. Please visit us at to leave a condolence for the family.


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 2, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, July 3, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Donald R. Asfahl

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Janet Kaufman

July 3, 2013

Don was a truly kind and uplifting man. I have had the joy of knowing him through my brother in law, Don, for decades. I wish his wife and children and grandchildren and friends comfort at this time of loss, as well as joy in having had this wise and wonderful man in all their lives.

Gary England

July 2, 2013

Your family is in my prayers.

Alice & Marloe Ellingson

July 2, 2013

We loved him like a brother. Always a gentleman and we will miss our family times.

Diane and Danny WSBC

July 2, 2013

Seeing how proper and lady like Marilyn is . Its usually how proper Mom and Dads are. So I like to say that I am sure memories will be forever. And will have more when we all meet up again. Tears are for how happy your Dad is to see Jesus.

Anne and David Karem

July 2, 2013

Melanie is my wellness trainer at Baptist East Milestone Center. She told me what a wonderful, kind and loving man her grandfather was. I want to thank your family for his service to our country during World War II. It was because
Of men like him we have our America.
Sending prayers your way.

July 1, 2013

Remembering the family in prayer at this time. How blessed you are having him for 92 wonderful years. We know he will be missed by family and friends. Scottie & Kay Richmond

Brenda & Darrell McKee

July 1, 2013

My Uncle Don - always a true gentleman and my favorite uncle. God bless his soul; he will be greatly missed. Our deepest sympathies to his family.

Ryan and Melanie Hubbs

July 1, 2013

This wonderful example of a husband, father and Grandfather will be GREATLY missed! But we know he is in a better place, now. We love you, Papa!

Alice/LaVerne Gerber

July 1, 2013

May God send His Comfort and Blessings to you and your family at this time.

LaVerne and Alice Gerber

July 1, 2013

May God send His Comfort and Blessings to you and your family.