Person:Donald Wardwell (1)

Donald Kelley Wardwell
  • HDonald Kelley Wardwell1920 - 2003
  1. Eric Michael Wardwell1946 - 1967
Facts and Events
Name Donald Kelley Wardwell
Gender Male
Birth[1] 2 JUN 1920 Castine, Hancock, ME
Death[2] 17 MAY 2003 Bucksport, Hancock, ME
Burial[3] 20 MAY 2003 Oak Hill Cemetery, East Bucksport, ME

World War II Enlistment Record:

Birth Year: 1920 Race: White, citizen Nativity State or Country: Maine State: Maine County or City: Hancock Enlistment Date: 24 Mar 1943 Enlistment State: Maine Enlistment City: Bangor Branch: No branch assignment Grade: Private Grade Code: Private Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men) Source: Civil Life Education: 4 years of high school Civil Occupation: Tracktor Driver* or Truck Driver, Heavy or Chauffeur or Truck Driver, Light An asterisk (*) appearing after a job title indicates that a trade test for the particular occupation will be found in the United States Employment Service Manual, Oral Trade Test Marital Status: Single, without dependents Height: 98 Weight: 109 (He was married right before he shipped out.)

DONALD K. WARDWELL BUCKSPORT - Donald K. Wardwell, 82, died May 17, 2003. He was born in Castine June 2, 1920, the son of Frank and Ursula Wardwell. He had retired from the St. Regis Paper Company in 1982 after 37 years. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post 4197 and the 75th Division. As a veteran of World War II, he had taken part in the Battle of the Bulge Campaign in 1944 in Europe. He was a member of the Duck Cove Community Club. After his retirement, his interests had been working in the woods, raising large gardens which he shared with family and friends, reading, and until 1999 spending the summers going to fairs around the state with his daughter and son-in-law, as herdsman for Beechwood Farm. In addition to his wife of 60 years, Phyllis (Soper) Wardwell; he is survived by a daughter, Donna Wilson; two sons, Jeffrey and his wife, Neva, Joel and his fiance, Jan MacDonald, of Bucksport; five grandchildren, Gregory Wilson and wife, Leslie, Gary Wilson and wife, Marie, Kelly Chambers, Todd Wardwell and wife, Joanne, Jennifer Wardwell and friend, Sandra Sanderson; 10 great-grandchildren, Cody, Cassie, Chelsea, McKayla and Matte Wilson, Jacob and Paige Chambers, Dylan Thibodeau, Jared and Kellen Wardwell; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a special friend, Helen Wardwell of Bucksport. He was predeceased by a son, Michael, who died in Vietnam in 1967; five brothers, Arthur, Ernest, Robert, William and Douglas; and four sisters, Marie Wood, Doris Pratt, Marguerite Heal and Pauline Sliney; and his son-in-law, Wilbur Wilson. At his request, there will be no visiting hours. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at Hillside Cemetery, East Bucksport, with Pastor Rose Krienke officiating. Donations, if desired, may be made to the organization of your choice or the Duck Cove Community Club, care of Annette Valenoti, State Rte. 46, Bucksport, ME 04416. Arrangements by Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, Bucksport. -Bangor Daily News 19 May 2003

  1. Bangor Daily News 19 May 2003.
  2. Bangor Daily News 19 May 2003.
  3. Bangor Daily News 19 May 2003.