Donald R Fields passed away in the early morning hours Friday, April 30, 2021, at Prestige Rehab Center in Ellensburg WA. His death was the end of a 41 year battle with Multiple Sclerosis.
Don was born February 1, 1951 to Merle and Ada Fields. His childhood was spent in the valley spending many hours with his cousins. born with a logger father, he had an enduring love,of the outdoors and the hills surrounding the Kittitas Valley, especially the Manastash area. As he got older, his trips to the hills were often done from the seat of his CJ5 Jeep and in the company of fellow members of Hilltoppers Jeep Club.
Dons work career was varied but he was never more satisfied than when working in the woods. He logged several seasons for the Forteen logging company.
With no formal training, he stIll was able to accomplish amazing things in his spare time. Before he could settle I to a final career path, Multiple Sclerosis came calling and soon rendered him unable to work. He still filled his time with drives in the hills, taking up photography and winning ribbons at the county fair as well as selling slides of wildlife to local artists to study for their projects.
In the year 2000, he relocated to Moscow, Idaho and married Michelle
Stephens. Don returned to the Kittitas Valley in 2013 following her death.
Don was also proceeded in death by his parents, Merle and Ada Fields.
He is survived by his Children, Adam (Mandi). Daughter Johanna Shafer, Sister Sandy Greer,, Brothers Bill (Bonnie). and Scott (Holly). Don is also survived by eight grandchildren.
An open house remembrance of his life will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2021 a
From 1-4PM at the home of Don and Susanne Strommer, 60 Trinity Lane, Ellensburg.
Kramer Funeral Home of Palouse is caring for the family. You are invited to leave online condolences for the family at www.kramercares.com
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