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Anthony "Don" Falch

Anthony "Don" Falch

July 2, 2019

Don Falch, 84, peacefully went home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, July 2nd. Don was born in Eau Claire on April 15, 1935, to Anton and Gladys Falch.

Don married Shirley Ann Volbrecht on August 20, 1960. They shared 58 wonderful years together. Don loved spending time with his family while exploring Wisconsin on camping trips and taking out his boat for a cruise up and down the Chippewa River. Don served in the U.S. Army Reserves for six years and spent his career employed by the City of Eau Claire in the Water Department for 37 years.

Don is survived by many family and friends who knew and loved him well, including his spouse, Shirley; brothers, Denis Falch and Douglas Falch, Winona, MN; his children, Mike (Joy) Falch, Altoona, Cindy (Mike) Sarazen, Bloomer, Mark (Caryn) Falch, Mondovi, Lisa (Trevis) Thompson, Cornell, Daniel (Becky) Falch, Appleton, and Sara (Matthew) Falch/Ifill, Fort Washington, PA. Don was blessed with 10 grandchildren, Amanda (Sam) Cloud, Ryan Falch, William (Jenna) Bohl, Rebecca (Nico) Staple, Katherine (Drew) Maly, Emily Falch, Jake Perz, Kenneth Thompson, Grace Thompson, and Mitchell Thompson. Don adored his nine great-grandchildren, Dominic, Genevieve, Elenor, and Theodore Maly, Lexcen, McEwen, and Roslyn Bohl, Nikki and McKayla Cloud.

Don was preceded in death by his parents and brother, David Falch.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at St. Olaf's Catholic Church in Eau Claire at 11 am. Family and friends are invited to the mass and a visitation one hour prior to the service. A luncheon will follow burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Dr. Steven Rogers of Mayo Clinic Health System, and Linda, RN of Mayo Home Health and Hospice for the excellent care they provided.

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services – Celebration of Life Center in Altoona is assisting the family.  To express condolences online please visit www.chippewavalleycremation.com.


10 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 6, 2019, St. Olaf's Catholic Church, Eau Claire


11 a.m. July 6, 2019, St. Olaf's Catholic Church, Eau Claire

Florist Information

All flowers should be delivered to the church by 9:15 a.m. Saturday, July 6


  • Craig Lorentz To Mike and Jofagyy,Shirley and the entire Falch family love and great memories for a wonderful man. Love you all and may God bless you.

    July 5 at 3:39pm

  • Pam Noskowiak I am so sorry to hear of Grandpa Don's passing. He sure was a wonderful man and have many fond memories of him from Regis Child Development Center. Cindy I am sorry your loss. I hope you can find some peace during this difficult time.

    July 5 at 10:04am

  • Everett and Tina Miles Shirley and Family,
    Our sincerest condolences.
    We thought a lot of Don. He was a good person.
    Tina and Everett Miles

    July 4 at 4:04pm

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