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Donald Springer

Cedar Rapids

Donald Dale Springer, 98, passed away Friday, May 4, 2018. Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 10, at St. Jude's Catholic Church.
Don operated Springer Refrigeration Co. for several years. Don was honored to serve our country during World War II. He was shot down from a B-17 bomber during the "Black Thursday Raid," captured and held in a German prison camp for 20 months, participating in the preparations for the real "great escape."
Don is survived by his wife, Virginia; four sons, Terry (Shellie) Springer, Dr. Michael (Debbie) Springer, Bill (Jeannie) Springer and Mark (Heidi) Springer; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorials can be sent to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.