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OBITUARY

Donald L Wilbur Jr.

August 28, 1951April 29, 2020

Donald L Wilbur Jr., 68, of Lewiston passed away in his sleep on April 29th. He was born in Gardiner, Me on August 28th, 1951. The son of the late Donald L Wilbur Sr. and Florence M Wilbur. He grew up in Gardiner and attended local schools. He enrolled in the Army as a Master Chef and was honorably discharged. He was a man of much knowledge and a “jack of all trades” some would say. ALways willing to lend a hand to those in need. He loved music, playing guitar, fishing, darts and spending time with his children, grandchildren and family when he could. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor, his quick wit and his knack for telling jokes/stories like no other and his love for his family. Don lived his life just the way he wanted to. He took one day at a time never looking for more and never looking back. He was a beautiful soul we were blessed to call our Dad. Donald was predeceased by his parents, his ex wife Pam Schnitker-Wilbur and his younger sister Tammy Violet along with many others. He is survived by his children, Jeremy Wilbur of Lewiston, Dawn Wilbur of Augusta & Tonya Wilbur of West Gardiner as well as his siblings Bruce Wilbur, Wayne Thornton, Donna Burgess & Janet Anderson. He sadly also leaves behind his grandchildren Alannah Ramos, Rien Morris, Christian Frank, Tylor Wilson & Nathan Fraser along with many nieces and nephews.

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Donna Wilbur-Burgess

May 20, 2020

R.I.P. Brother Don. Go rest high on that mountain,Your Time on earth is done. ( Country music ) just one of his passions. We were a singing family when we all lived at home with our Mom & Dad . Picking and playing and singing. He will fit right in on the throne of our Heavenly Father . You will be missed so much and I feel your presents a lot, like you want me to know you are next to me, watching over me.Thank you,. The story about how we got our names is a good one, When I was on the way Dad thought I was going to be a boy,so he told Mom to name me Donald L. Wilbur Jr. But surprise, surprise! It was me a girl,So I was still named D.L.W. but no Jr. just Donna Lee Wilbur .Then you my brother, came along and Dad got his boy that would be named Donald L. Wilbur Jr, So there you have Donna L and Donnie L Wilbur. I will miss you so much and my love for you, my Brother will never die. You and our Family members ,they are all together with you now and some day we all will be together.

Janet Thornton Anderson

May 17, 2020

God Rest Your Soul Brother. Rest in Peace.

I have many memories I could share but will keep them in my heart. Just a note:
As a very young brother you were funny and a jokester, took nothing serious, enjoyed having fun. Loved you then, love you now and will love you forever. I know you know that.

🙏My prayers for comfort to Brother Donnie's children and family. RIP Donnie ❤

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Don was a humble man who mostly kept to himself. He lived his life on his own terms and he like many of us had many regrets but he had many things he was proud of. Such as his family & his friends. He was proud to reminisce about his days in the army and what he learned and what he wish he hadn't learned.
He didn't let many into his life but those he did let in knew they made a friend till the end. He was honest, upfront and always called it as he saw it. He could ramble off jokes and old timer stories like no one I have ever met or known. He was fun, he was loving, he was hard, he was wise, he was distant yet close. He was Donald L Wilbur Jr. He was our Dad & he will be dearly missed.
Our father liked to cook, kept a clean house and had a love for music like no other. He enjoyed playing guitar, singing songs, and entertaining. He enjoyed playing darts, dice with his friends and family. With Dad there was rarely a dull moment. He kept you on your toes to say the least and always kept you wondering what was next.
Jeremy,his son who lived with him his whole life and has spent the most time with him throughout all the years. Jeremy stood by our father's side through the thick and the thin right till the end. Dad loved him more than he will ever realize and was thankful for him and all he did. He always stated Jermey was loyal, helpful and kept Dad on track. He knew how much Jeremy loved him.
Dawn is the youngest of the two daughters and she lived with our Dad also up until she moved out and started her own family and made her way in the world. Donald loved her so much. She was his baby girl & she blessed him with 2 grandsons, Christian, Rien & a beautiful granddaughter Alannah. He was so happy to finally have a little granddaughter in the family.
His oldest daughter is Tonya and she knew without a doubt how much her father loved her and her siblings. She loved her father just as much if not more. She blessed him with 2 wonderful grandsons, Nathan & Tylor. Both of whom Donald was proud of and loved very much. Just as he did all of his grandchildren.
Donald was raised by his father Donald & mother Florence with his siblings Janet, Wayne, Donna, Bruce & Tammy. Unfortunately Don was predeceased by his parents as well as his younger sister Tammy and other family members whom he loved.
Our father had not been feeling well since his hip surgery last year and he never fully recovered or rebounded from that injury or surgery. His health went downhill after that. However he always kept that smile and his blue eyes still had their shine though. He tried to keep his spirits up and we are very thankful to Jeremy for taking care of him like he did. Jeremy went above and beyond. Dad really appreciated everything he did for him and so do we all.

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