115th Anniversary Celebration
All those years of experience also means we know how to throw a party. A proclamation from Milwaukee’s Mayor, local dignitaries stopping by and a TV news story were some of the highlights of the celebration.
Sgt. Donald Gutknecht enjoys a hero’s welcome at MKE Mitchel International Airport. He took part in the Korean War Honor Flight.
A low light in our timeline…
Donald A. Gutknecht
May 22, 1932 – October 15, 2019
The RK RUBBER “family” along with the Gutknecht family takes this time to share with you the news of the recent passing of their patriarch, Don. He was the longtime owner and President of Reichel – Korfmann Co., Inc. (RK RUBBER). And it is in that capacity that you may have known Don. He was also a caring husband, father, grandpa and great-grandpa. Add to that a proud Korean War veteran and renowned dog trainer and you begin to get a glimpse of the full man.
It is because of Don’s vision, energy and guidance that we at RK RUBBER have and will continue to be a leader in our industry. His endless work ethic has been a model for now a third generation of Gutknechts here on our shop floor.
Of course we grieve and will daily miss this man in our lives. We find comfort in the example he lead in life; a man who loved his Lord, his family, and every dog he ever met (in that order).
We respectfully thank you for taking the time to read this special message. May it give you cause for pause during your work day to calibrate and prioritize the things in your life. Don would find that a fitting remembrance.