Dec. 1, 1923 – July 11, 2018
Donald Ralph Cain made a peaceful passing to heaven on July 11, 2018, to join his beloved wife, Ruby.
He was born on Dec. 1, 1923, to Clifford Harold Cain and Hazel Irene (Curley) Cain in Tekamah. He attended Crawford grade school then graduated from Tekamah High School. He was a 70-year Mason and was recently presented The Bronze Jordan Medal for being a Master Mason with the longest period of membership from the George Armstrong Lodge No. 241. For many years, Don was an active member of the Dodge County React, helping wherever needed in his community.
Donald married Ruby Fern Kunnemann on June 25, 1955. They made a life on the farm near Arlington, raising their three children.
Don was a farmer his entire life. He loved every aspect of farming but mostly harvest. Bringing in the grain after tending to the crops all season was what he looked forward to most. He was fortunate to be able to stay on the farm until the last 2 1/2 years.
Don was preceded in death by his infant brother, Keith; parents; wife, Ruby in August 2005; son-in-law, Jim Bute in July 2017.
Survivors include his son, Robert (Marion) Cain of Dakota City; daughters, Lori Bute of Fremont, Pat (Gerald) Eskilsen of Kennard; sister, Mary Chamberlain of Tekamah; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.
The funeral service with Masonic service is 5 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah. Visitation will be from 4-5 p.m. Sunday at Pelan Funeral Services. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 16, at Craig Cemetery, Craig.
Memorials may be sent to the family for later designation.