Donald Farnsworth III

April 3, 1965 - September 10, 2022

Service: A celebration of Donald’s life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, October 7, 2022 at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, SD.    

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Donald A. Farnsworth III, age 57, died Saturday, September 10, 2022 due to a motorcycle accident near Hudson, SD.  A celebration of Donald’s life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, October 7, 2022 at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, SD.

Donald was born on April 3, 1965 in Canton, SD to Donald Jr. and Karen (Klepel) Farnsworth.  He lived in many places including West Virginia, where his dad was from, before settling in Canton, SD.  He graduated from Lewis County High School.  He married Glenna Hepp on October 7, 2000 in Centerville, SD.

Donald had many jobs throughout the years including: Litton Microwave, Hanson Pipe and Products (Hancock Concrete), and Bin Jacker Supply.  In 2018 he purchased G & T Auto Salvage and Repair near Inwood, IA.  He loved cars, motorcycles, music, family and cooking.  He also loved his dogs and considered them family.  He will be remembered for always being willing to help out a friend or family member.  He lived life to the fullest.

Donald is preceded in death by his parents, Donald Jr. (Karen) Farnsworth; grandparents, Emil (Irene) Klepel and Donald Sr. (Wanda) Farnsworth; and infant brothers, Bradley, Brian, and Todd Farnsworth.  He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Glenna; his children, JoAnna, Tracy Dawn, Pamela, Mecinze, Travis, Cheynne, Alex and Kara; 7 grandchildren; brother, Harold (Cheryl) Farnsworth; sisters, Tracy (Jeff) Kleinhesselink, Lisa Quick, and Lori (Micheal) Kezar; along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.  www.andersonandsonsfh.com

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  1. Mona Gardner on September 14, 2022 said:

    Thoughts and prayers for your family. I pray for strength and comfort for everyone as you go through this rough times. Donald will be missed dearly by many. He will always be watching over his family and friends. Rest in peace my dear friend.

  2. Dee Dee Paige on September 14, 2022 said:

    My heartbreaks for Glennis n Donnies siblings. Donnie was a great guy with a big heart. I have lots of memories of us growing up at our grandparents house. He will be greatly missed. God be with you all.

  3. Tami Rikansrud on September 14, 2022 said:

    Donald’s family, I’m sorry for your loss & I’m thinking of you.

  4. Russell Heggen on September 15, 2022 said:

    Thoughts and prayers for you and your family

  5. Lori Kueter on September 15, 2022 said:

    My deepest sympathy to you Glenna. I’m thinking of you.

    1. Penny Schempp on September 28, 2022 said:

      Glenna, I am so sorry for your loss, and am praying for your healing. Prayers too for Donald’s family.

  6. Fran Larson on September 15, 2022 said:

    Glenna, I’m so sorry for the loss of Donald , I am praying for a speedy recovery for you. Love you always!!

  7. Darlene Farnsworth on September 16, 2022 said:

    my God be with you and your family in a time of your lost

  8. Tony Lund on September 16, 2022 said:

    Don was a great man with a heart of gold. I will cherish my memories of him always.

  9. Mark and Melissa Swier on September 23, 2022 said:

    Glenda and family

    I’m so sorry about Donald’s loss. He was a great friend and we miss home every day. You are in our prayers every day.

  10. Susan Stafford on September 28, 2022 said:

    I am so sorry, sending Love, Hugs and Prayers 💔.

  11. John farnsworth sr on September 29, 2022 said:

    prays and though are with you in a time of your lost and god be with youand help you in the time of nead

  12. Sandy Hinrichs on October 3, 2022 said:

    Glenna you are in my prayers, I love you very much. You & Donald made a big difference in my life, Donald will be missed greatly.