The Daily Star
---- — Donald F. Field
BAINBRIDGE — Donald Francis Field, 89, of Bainbridge, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at his home he loved dearly, in his favorite lounge chair, next to the fire.
Don was born on Sept. 3, 1923, son of the late Chester and Christine (Mumbalo) Field in Afton. On Jan. 9, 1949, Don married A. Barbara “Mimi” Zoeller in Unadilla.
Don was an A+ farmer for most of his life. He not only loved it, he was very good at it. He began farming when he was 14 and eventually bought his own farm and expanded into cattle dealing and trucking. He also bought and sold hides right up until his passing. He especially loved Farmall tractors.
Don loved to hunt and he took different trips to Canada with friends to hunt moose and caribou. He also enjoyed fishing and cutting wood. He was fondly known as the “Mountain Man” by many who knew him. He loved local dirt track stockcar races and his annual vacation was to the Daytona 500. Don also was blessed with a sense of humor and many knew him for his jokes and the “joke of the day.”
He was dearly loved and will be truly missed.
Don is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Mimi Field, Bainbridge; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Al Arotsky, Bainbridge; grandchildren, Amanda and Joe Winans and AJ and April McFee; and great-grandchildren, Jalyn Winans and Kaili and Bryant Fuller.
Don was predeceased by his son, Donald Field, a granddaughter, Joni Fuller, three sisters and one brother.
Friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, at C.H. Landers Funeral, Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 19, at the funeral chapel. Burial will follow in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Unadilla.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at www.landersfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.