Donald J. Pelzer, 84, of Clinton, passed away June 9, 2017. Born January 3, 1933 to the late James R. and Minivera Frank Pelzer, Donald was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Donald worked for many years as a parts man, retiring from Hensley’s Auto Parts in Clinton. Donald was a member of the Nazarene Church, a 60 year member of the American Legion, and loved his Cub Cadet Tractors. Donald also collected model trains, cars, WWII Airplanes, and loved to watch television and movies.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Carolyn Hanson Pelzer, of the home; children Dana Morrison and husband Scott of Bartlett, TN., Donald Pelzer and wife Cheryl of Raymore, MO., Jake Pelzer and wife Elaine of Griswold, IA.; siblings Betty Lance of Des Moines, IA ., Dennis Pelzer of Clinton, AR., Janet Lehman of West Des Moines, IA., sister-in-law Mary Pelzer of Griswold, IA.; grandchildren Bryant and Frannie Morrison, Abby Russell, Ryan, Jared, Hayden, Cade, Heather, and Heath Pelzer; five great-grandchildren; his special companion Buddy; and many other nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Memorial services are to be announced at a later date.

Services entrusted to Clinton Funeral Service of Clinton. To sign Donald’s book of memories, go to