Donald Lawrence Mezera, 68, of Burke, Va., passed away on Nov. 15, from esophageal cancer.
He was born in Prairie du Chien on May 10, 1946, the son of the late Joseph L. Mezera and Elizabeth (Walters) Mezera. On Sept. 4, 1971, he married Linda (Roth) Mezera.
Don was a retired Major from the U.S. Army and during his officer tenure, he was stationed across the U.S. and in Germany. He also served as a combat veteran of Vietnam. He was also retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 15 years. This is one of the reasons he was not fond of dogs.