Donald James Purnhagen
Donald James Purnhagen, 65, of Satellite Beach, Florida, passed away on April 6, 2023. He is survived by his sister, Sherry Ford of Everett, Washington; his wife, Analyn; their three daughters: Donalyn, Julya, and Amerinna, all of Satellite Beach; his sons Jeremy and Avery Purnhagen; and daughters Amber Borough and Jennifer Purnhagen, both of Dayton, Ohio; his seven grandchildren: Noah, Arianna, Easton, Lily, Trilby, Addison, and Alaina, of various locations.
Donald James Purnhagen was born to Tom and Donna (Johnson) Purnhagen on August 15, 1957 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Don’s father was a career United States Air Force officer and the family relocated frequently. Don attended Stebbins High School in Dayton, Ohio.
Don was an avid lover of the outdoors, and spent much of his younger life sailing, windsurfing, and camping. He worked as a database applications developer and loved using technology in his spare time. He was involved in amateur (Ham) radio, and went by the callsign K4ILG. Above all, he loved his family. Don was a truly selfless man and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. His sacrifice, support and love will live on through those who knew him.
His viewing will be held from 1:00 pm until time of funeral service at 2:00 pm on Friday, April 14, 2023 at Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home, 1010 E. Palmetto Avenue, Melbourne, Florida. The procession will travel along State Road A1A for a 4:00 pm graveside prayer at Florida Memorial Gardens, 5950 S. Highway US1, Rockledge, Florida, 32955.