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Don DeMotts

October 20, 1942 — February 25, 2024

Don “Murph” DeMotts, 81, of Waupun, WI passed from this world on February 25th, 2024 surrounded by his loving family. 


Don was born in Fond du Lac on October 20, 1942 to Henry and Marion DeMotts and was 1 of 3 children. Don married Sharon (Straks) on February 1, 1964 and they recently celebrated their 60th anniversary. Don was an avid sportsman who passed his love of the outdoors onto his family. His love of the outdoors took him on sportsmanship expeditions across the country and he enjoyed spending his time at a hunting cabin in Northern Wisconsin. Don was a devoted member of Alto Reformed Church where he served as a deacon, youth group leader, elder, and sang in the men’s chorus. Don graduated from Waupun High School in 1960 and earned a degree from Madison Business College before managing the Ready Mix Plant in Waupun. He then worked as the head of the field department at Alto Dairy, was an Alto Town Supervisor, and was President of the Waupun Hunt Club before he retired in 2007. After his retirement he stayed busy as a real estate agent for nearly 20 years. 


Don is survived by his wife Sharon; his children: Rene (Rich) Frost, Doug (Julie) DeMotts, and Scott DeMotts; six grandchildren: Ashley Franz, Zane DeMotts, Taylor Frost, Ty DeMotts, Robert DeMotts, and Jacob DeMotts; and his sister, Lorna Kamp of Fox Lake. 


Don was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Marion DeMotts; parents-in-law, Gerald and Myrtle Straks; brother, Lynn DeMotts; and his son, Steven DeMotts.


Funeral services for Don DeMotts will be held Friday, March 1, 2024 at 11 a.m. at Alto Reformed Church with Rev. Kevin Van Wyk officiating. Friends and relatives may call on the family on Thursday at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 4-7 p.m. and on Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. 

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