Donald R. Sheldon

Donald R. Sheldon

Donald R. Sheldon, age 52, of Dubuque, Iowa, was called home unexpectedly on August 26, 2019, at home. To honor Don’s life funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., on Saturday at Behr Funeral Home, with Rev. Tom C. Shinkle of Grandview United Methodist Church officiating. To celebrate Don’s life, family and friends may visit from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street.

Don was born on November 17, 1966, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Richard and Namie (Aoki) Sheldon.

Don was born and raised in Dubuque and attended Dubuque Senior High School. After high school he attended cosmetology school in Dubuque and graduated in Chicago. Don put his considerable talents with hair color, styling and makeup application to good use, always taking great pride in making sure his clients looked their best when they left his chair. He was always in high demand and women would line up just hoping to get an appointment time with him. Don definitely had an artistic side and also enjoyed putting his special touch on interior design projects. He was united in marriage to Anne Lee in Dubuque, and they had two wonderful sons together. He would later go on to marry Nicole Smeathers in Dubuque. We are saddened at the sudden and unexpected loss of Don from our lives, but take some comfort in knowing that he is now resting in peace.

Those left to cherish Don’s memory include

his 2 children,
Ryan Sheldon, Denver, CO
and Blaine (Maggie McGonigle) Sheldon, Chicago, IL;

his 2 grandsons,
James and Hayes Sheldon, Chicago, IL;

his wife,
Nicole Sheldon, Dubuque, IA;

his step-daughter,
Silver Losh, Maquoketa, IA;

his father,
Richard Sheldon, Dubuque, IA;

his brother,
Timothy (Leah) Sheldon, Dubuque, IA;

and his nephew and niece,
Bryce and Brittany Sheldon, both of Dubuque, IA.

Don was preceded in death by his mother, Namie Sheldon.

Memorials will be accepted by the family to be distributed among his favorite charities.

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Behr Funeral Home
1491 Main St., Dubuque, IA 52001
September 14th, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

5 condolences for Donald R. Sheldon
  1. David Hanselmann says:

    My condolences to the entire Sheldon family. I’m sorry for your loss.

  2. Christine Sheldon Canonigo says:

    May my cousin rest in peace – only good wonderful memories of you Donny! See you again past the pearly gates.

  3. Lisa and Charlie Drahos says:

    Rest in peace cousin Donny. My condolences to your family.

  4. Robin L Ney says:

    Robin Ney: I’m sad to hear he’s gone. I went to Jr high with him. I had a fondness of him in those years.

  5. Lori Meyer Smith says:

    Always a happy young boy with those beautiful sparkling eyes.Remembering all the family reunions we had with all the cousins. Rest peacefully Don you will be greatly missed by family and friends.

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