Donald H. Exter

Sep 22, 2016 - Sep 3, 2016


It is with sadness and love that we let friends and family know of the passing of our father and grandfather, Donald (Don) Exter. “GP” was born on September 25, 1925 in Denver, Colorado. He left us to join the love of his life, Jeannie Exter, on September 3, 2016 – the day before what would have been their 69th wedding anniversary. Dad was also preceded in death by his first-born daughter, Donna Exter.

Don is survived by his daughter, Karen Knight and son-in-law, Philip Knight of Folsom, and grandchildren Christopher Knight (Allison Harthcock) of Indianapolis, Jennifer Knight (Ian Webb) of Folsom, and Matthew Knight (Taylor Goodwin) of Folsom. Though his goal was to attend Matt’s and Taylor’s wedding this October, we know he will be there with us in spirit, and was happy knowing that ALL of his grandchildren had found wonderful, loving partners. He looked forward to telling the rest of our grandparents what a wonderful family they all had when he “got there”.

Dad was a World War II veteran who served in the Navy in the South Pacific. He retired from the State of California Department of Education after 34 years of service. He was a Life Member and Past Master of Provident Three Pillars Masonic Lodge, a member of the Sacramento Scottish Rite Bodies, Ben Ali Shrine, Ben Ali Shrine Past Masters Unit, Ben Ali Shrine Cameleers, Past Patron of New Hope Chapter Order of Eastern Star, and a life member of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 6 of Sacramento.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Mortuary
5757 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA
US 95841

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