Don was born in Portland, Oregon to Carl and Louise (Staehle) Trachsel and grew up working on the family farm, The Reedville Dairy. He was a graduate of Hillsboro Union High School and served in the US Navy. Don was a loving and devoted father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and husband. He was a wonderful storyteller and enjoyed his career in car sales, his family, friends and traveling. Don is survived by his wife, Gloria Stowers Trachsel, daughters, Nan, Barb, Peggy and Polly, his sisters Florence and Gladys and brother Howard. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Loren.
A funeral service was held Saturday, December 29 at Finley-Sunset Hills Mortuary.
To view the online webpage for Don Trachsel go to finleysunsethills.com.