Donald Reid Stribling

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Donald "Don" Reid Stribling
July 3, 1934 - October 7, 2017
Donald Stribling, known to friends as "Don", passed away on October 7, 2017 at the age of 83 years, after putting up a great fight against a number of health issues.
A native of Crawfordsville, Indiana, Don attended the University of Colorado and graduated with an electrical engineering degree. Don served 4 years in the Air Force before beginning his long and illustrious 55-year career in engineering as a Research Electrical Engineer specializing in Underground Nuclear Effects. His career included obtaining a United States Patent on Gasket Shielding Effectiveness.
Don married Barbara (Bobbie) Wenzl on July 12, 1975 and spent 42 loving years together. Don was a fabulous father and a loving husband. He was a loyal member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir and was a youth coordinator with his wife Bobbie. He loved the outdoors and was known to climb Fourteeners. He had a wonderful sense of humor and could out 'pun' anyone. Don was a member of the Republican Party and volunteered for various GOP Presidential campaigns. Don and Bobbie enjoyed traveling around the world.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Dewayne. He is survived by his loving wife Barbara, children Steve Wenzl, Ann Schlattmann (Kenny), Dan Wenzl (Ann) and his brother Dr. James Stribling, 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Don's life will be held at St. Paul's United Methodist Church on Sunday, October 15th at 4:00 pm. Memorial donations in memory of Don can be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church at 2111 Carlton Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80909 or the at

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Published in The Gazette on Oct. 12, 2017
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